Back on the road post heart failure

$3,020 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 53 people in 25 months
Bob Hollister  WILLIAMS BAY, WI

This is by far my least favorite thing to do.  To have to ask for help hurts my heart a bit.  It makes me feel like I have failed in some way.  But, with my recent stay in the hospital for congestive heart failure, I haven't really been able to work for the last two and a half months, so I have had essentially no income coming in for that time.  Robyn has worked tirelessly to try and make some money with her art, and we have managed to scrape by this long, but now I know that we need to do a little more than that if we're going to get back on the road so we can perform at Renaissance Faires around the country.  This is the way we truly make our living, and the way I can start to get back some of the strength and stamina that I used to have before this incident with my heart.

We have had some bad luck recently, not just with my hospital stay, but with an auto accident that totalled our vehicle, and a show that defrauded us and every other entertainer at the event. 

Fortunately, I have some wonderful friends that have helped me with things like a vehicle (which I need to start giving them money for) and a personal loan last year (which I need to continue to pay back).  But the accident and the ensuing issues with it, and losing money on the show, and then my cardiac issues have knocked us down a few notches.  

So here I am again, asking my friends and fans to help me get back up.  I apoogize for even asking, and I wouldn't unless I were truly desperate. 

We need to cover the rent, the bills, and have enough left over to get back on the road to continue to make a living.  2500 to 3000 ought to get us there.  For all of you that have read this far, thanks for listening to me pour out my problems.  And again, I'm sorry I even have to ask.

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Update 4
Posted by Robert Hollister
24 months ago
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We are just about 5/6 of the way to our final goal! I am so humbled by the amazing support we have gotten from our friends and our family (which all of you are really BOTH). Robyn and I are feeling very grateful. As we move forward with our touring, we'll try and make sure that we pay it forward as often as we can. Almost there to our goal! If you're willing, please share this link, and our tale. Getting better every day! Huzzah!
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Update 3
Posted by Robert Hollister
24 months ago
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Wow! We're very nearly there with only a about nine days left before we're on the road! But don't worry, because the money placed here goes directly into our bank account within a couple of days, so we can then use our bank card to fund our fuel, food, and accommodations on the road! Thank you all SO VERY MUCH! The love and light that you have given us is worth even more than the funds. You're all awesome wonderful people.
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Update 2
Posted by Robert Hollister
25 months ago
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Wow! Halfway there! I am so awed and humbled, and just completely knocked out that I have such wonderful friends and family to keep us going. I am almost speechless, because thank you seems wholly inadequate to express how I feel. :)
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Update 1
Posted by Robert Hollister
25 months ago
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Oh my goodness! Almost 1/3 of the way there in the first 24 hours! Thank you so very much! Who knew that we had such wonderful friends?!?
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$3,020 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 53 people in 25 months
Created March 2, 2015
$25
Anonymous
24 months ago
$200
Anonymous
24 months ago(Offline Donation)
$40
Anonymous
24 months ago(Offline Donation)
$10
Anonymous
24 months ago
KD
$50
Karen Dezoma
24 months ago
$25
Elisa Ford
24 months ago
$25
Tracy Benton
24 months ago
MB
$25
Michael Bakula
24 months ago
$50
Gypsy Rogers
24 months ago
SS
$100
Susan Sandahl
24 months ago

Safe travels, stay healthy my friends!

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