While I understand your friend is in great pain and in dire need and is much worse off and that there are people in this world that are much worse off and don`t eat. I agree. You don`t have any idea the half of my story.
Just to give you an idea (as I usually do not tell strangers events about my personal life, but since you have made it an issue - I`ll let you know anyway).
My wife has renal failure (kidney failure), which at some point and time, she is probably going to be on dialysis and then be in need of a kidney transplant. I (or we) I should say, count our blessings every day for her still being here and still being able to do things.
She also refuses to give up and has the will to continue working regardless and does not wish to go on disability like most people do in her case, because one they continue to deny her even though she has this and two she doesn`t want to be on disability, because she wants to work and do something with her life besides sit there and draw money from the government and live off the government no matter how bad of shape she is in.
Another thing, I and also my wife do have compassion. We help others every single day. Whether it be at church or in the community. We help the needy by giving food to the food banks, helping people build homes (Habitat for Humanity), among other things. We have been doing this for many years now.
Therefore, I would appreciate it if you would refrain from sending me these types of e-mails, because I know and understand what you are saying. I see it every single day. I know and am aware that there are people out there worse off than myself and my wife. However, my wife, still wants to work even given her condition. She has the will to live, just like your friend does.
We also have a 13-year-old daughter whom we have to think about and think about supporting and also sending to college, get married and other things too.
I am wanting to get this business for my wife so that she can get it up and running to not only help our family and to live to be able to pay our regular everyday house bills and medical bills that we incur due to my wife`s illness, but to be able to help others.
Yes, that is right - I said to help others through the business that we are wanting to start.
Believe it or not, this is what I am doing. I cannot have a yard sale, because I live in a mobile home park, of which I pay lot rent. If this makes any sense and this is not an excuse. It is a fact.
However, I am not going to worry, because I will figure out a way to come up with the funds in some way.
Thank you again for the suggestions.
My wife has worked from home as a virtual assistant for the last 15 years. I can write copy, because I have a degree in journalism and used to be a sports writer for 15 years.
My disability is bipolar disorder, which makes it hard for me to concentrate. Although, I can type 60 words per minute, I am not very good with the computer (internet). That is my wife`s forte. That is what she does. She knows more about the computer than I`ll ever know.
I do not own a digital camera. I wouldn`t know how to do eBay and my wife is not to keen on eBay given the fact that she used to have an account with eBay and there are tons of scammers on the site.
Just my take on the issue. I do know how to utilize a 35mm camera though, because I used to take pictures when covering sports as a sportswriter. My degree is in photojournalism.
Although I am new to StartupNation. I would love to join in! :) My wife has many skills that she can contribute (mostly clerical, among others). I also have plenty of skills myself.
I think it is a great idea! :) My wife also has an idea about how about we start a poll with the type of businesses that everyone comes up with. We could also just do a suggestion thread as well.
What do you think?
I really cannot get a part-time job, as I am disabled and am on disability and they would cut it off. I also cannot work. However, the funds would be for my wife to start this business. So, it is really for her not me, although, I am going to try and help her in the way of support as much as I can, whether it be emotional or any other type of support.