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Happy Mother’s Day!

Originally posted on Scattered Thoughts.:

I have the best mum in the world. Bar none.

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This is my mum, Paula. The best mother anyone could ever ask for. The woman is an absolute saint. So let me tell you a little bit about her and what makes her the most wonderful woman in my life.

So my mum was 22 when she gave birth to me, 23 the very next day, “an early birthday present” or so she likes to say… As a single mum on minimum wage my mum has given me everything I could have ever dreamt about. I’ve never once went without. Well dressed, well fed, she put my “wants” in front of her needs throughout my entire childhood. She lived(and still does to some extent) by the slogan “if I’ve got it, them you can have it” and christ did she mean it. The new playstation was out for Christmas? I…

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To me; This is the most beautiful thing about the internet…

Community. A sense of togetherness.

This. Right here, is an online community, it may not be the biggest. But the fact remains, we are a community. And I wish to propose WE as a community should do our upmost to support those in need…

I frequently browse the website Reddit.com, a large online community. I recently came across a video, a story of 1960’s artist Lester Chambers, he was the lead singer in the group “The Chamber Brothers” who throughout his entire career did not receive a cent in royalties, despite making countless study albums. This to me is an outrage, imagine working you’re entire life, and not being paid for it. Working tirelessly producing album after album, only to one day become homeless through no fault of your own. He worked his entire life, to now depend on an organisation to provide for him.

This isn’t right. This man gave his entire life, to then not receive what was rightfully his.

This man is not a drunk. Neither is he a drug addict. He’s a victim of a cruel cruel industry. But through this kickstarter project we can help to rectify this injustice. We as a community to contribute towards him receiving what he should have had over 40 years ago.

I understand that this is a tough time of year financially for everyone, (Hell, I’m a student with a mountain of rising debt) but something as small as 1 Dollar, to give this man what is rightfully his, is something i believe the majority of us could contribute. Please spread the word of this touching story.

Here is the link to the kickstarter page: Click here

From me starting this post to me completing this post, over $2000 has been contributed. This IS achievable. We can try and put this injustice right. Together.

Kind Regards this holiday season,
Jay!

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