My name is Edwin Durrani. I am a Father of 5, Husband and Tattoo Artist. I'm 38 years old. I'm reaching out to the public on my own accord. I have hesitated countless times to consider this an option, but from the countless messages I have received offering help, am willing to admit defeat and accept a helping hand.
On June 27th, on at approximately 12:30pm I was sitting in my office with my gloves on and machine in hand. Oblivious to know that outside a high speed chase ensued by the OPP which began in Oakville would ultimately end at my shop, injuring my client and I and destroying everything I built from nothing.
I made extreme changes in my life in the last few years since I moved to Niagara. Since I made those positive changes in my my life I was finally happy. My family was happy. My wife. They had their daddy and husband back. I felt on top of the world. House, my own shop. Nothing could stop me.
Until now. I am suffering from back injuries and what scares me most is the psychological damages I am experiencing. I will admit I heard about things like this and PTSD and it's not that you dont believe it, but it's nothing you can imagine until you experience it for your self, which I would hope for on no one. Looking at pieces of my shop in cardboard boxes I managed to salvage, I became flooded with anxiety and fear.
We were in process of switching insurance companies because in January 2019 another car crashed into our shop. So all contents in shop damaged was not covered. Which included almost my whole supply shelf where of course my power supplies and machines were kept.
My wife is working overtime to pick up my slack. I feel very down and a nuisance to my family. The money raised is going toward me relocating as I can not even walk into that place. New supplies. Our bills for our household. Legal fees. I need my wife close to me not burning herself out trying to hold hers and mine.
I had to humble myself to publish this. I am just killing myself in worry and doubt.
Anything helps. I just want to get back to who I am and do what I love. I came so close to losing my life, I will never take anything for granted.