No man is an island

There’s something about this saying that defines us, don’t you think? The solitary life, as much as we’d try, is never as fulfilling as living among other people. Interdependence. Compassion. The one thing that has made it impossible for other creatures to hunt us to extinction.

We can accomplish great feats together.

Together.

This is the idea… this is what it’s all about. What we’re all about. Continue reading

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Today I want to write about hope. I want to write about what I consider to be man’s greatest strength and greatest weakness.

Hope. They say that only hope can prove to be stronger than fear. I agree. Hope gives us the strength to endure the unbearable, to struggle against the impossible, to deny defeat. Hope allows us to find clarity and faith and courage where there’s only darkness.

Believe it or not, without hope… there is only darkness. Because even if you lost everything, if you still have hope, not everything’s lost. But lose hope, and everything’s lost.

If you read yesterday’s post, you know that I need your help. In a very urgent, health related, desperate kind of way.

I have some sort of calcium deficiency, and well… my teeth decay. There’s no other way to put it. The enamel decays, then… well it progresses until there’s not much left except the root. It happened with my upper teeth a few years ago, it’s happening now with the lower set of teeth. There’s nothing to be done to stop it.

Of course, some of you may say that dental issues are not that serious. It’s not only about pain (and there’s lots and lots of that, a fact I had to get used to since I was in high school.) It’s also about the risk of running an infection that might spread throughout the body. Not to mention the difficulty of eating.

What did I do all these years?

I took a lot of painkillers. I worked. I wrote. I kept this blog alive by any means necessary.

Yes, I believed that I was fighting for something more important than my own health. This blog, my stories.

But the truth is that I’m scared. Right now… I’m scared. Or maybe I’m just now beginning to accept this as a fact. This blog is pretty much everything I have, and reaching out to you is the only thing I can do. Reaching out for help.

If you want to help me out, you can donate any amount you see fit via PayPal to to contact [at] cristianmihai [dot] net. Any amount matters. Any amount helps me immensely.

You can also purchase advertising here or here.

Also, anyone who donates $50 or more will be featured as sponsor for one month and will get a blog post reblogged.

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Once again, thank you all for your support. You give me hope. You always will.

Friday

One thousand two hundred and thirty dollars raised so far. A new appointment at the endodontist on Friday, and about six hundred more dollars needed for the treatment.

If you want to help me out with my medical bills, you can do so here.

Special offer still stands: anyone who donates $50 or more to the campaign will have a blog post featured on this blog. That’s besides any rewards you might select from the campaign page itself.

Thank you,

Cristian

I’d like to thank everyone who donated, commented on my situation, offered advice or kind words, and I’d also like to tell you that the things are not as gloom as the dentist first thought. My next appointment is Wednesday.

If you’d like to help me out, you can contribute any amount you like here.

Also, because time is not on my side, I’m offering advertising options — which you can buy here.

Once again, thank you all for your support. I won”t be able to afford the medication, let alone the treatment, without your help.