Latest update as of Oct 31, 2023

  • Update on my situation

    I hope you are well. I wanted to take a moment to share some challenging news with you, as I believe in being open about the journey life takes us on.
    Recently, I've been confronted with the reality of facing two life-threatening illnesses – cancer and a heart condition. While I've always maintained a positive attitude in the face of adversity, navigating through these health challenges has truly tested my resilience.
    The struggle to maintain a positive outlook while grappling with these conditions is intense. The emotional and physical toll is significant, and it's been difficult to find a balance between focusing on my recovery and the pressing financial responsibilities that accompany it.
    One of the biggest hurdles is the mounting pile of bills, and it has been a source of immense frustration. My primary focus right now is on recuperating enough to resume work and support myself financially. However, this process is proving to be more arduous than anticipated.
    I share this with you not only as a means of updating you on my life but also to express the need for understanding and support during this challenging time. If you have any advice, resources, or even just an empathetic ear to lend, it would mean the world to me.
    Thank you for taking the time to read this and for being a source of strength in my life.

    Update on my situation

About this fundraiser

I hope this message finds you well. I wanted to take a moment to express my gratitude for your ongoing support and to provide you with an update on my current circumstances.

In recent times, I've faced unexpected challenges that have significantly impacted my ability to keep up with incoming expenses. Despite my initial optimism, it turns out that I've been unable to function at the level I had hoped for. I find myself tiring out quickly, especially when it comes to activities like walking long distances or moving heavy objects.

However, I want to share some positive news amid the challenges. While there are limitations in certain physical aspects, I've found solace in activities like playing drums and working on the computer. These moments serve as a beacon of hope and remind me that there's a light at the end of the tunnel.

I understand the importance of financial contributions and the impact they can have on my situation. Hence, I've decided to continue my Give a Hand campaign in the hopes of alleviating some of the financial burdens I'm currently facing. Your support, no matter the amount, means the world to me, and it helps me take steps toward a more stable future.

I am sincerely grateful for the kindness and generosity you've already shown. If you're able to spare any amount to support my journey, please know that it is genuinely appreciated. Your belief in me keeps me motivated, and I am determined to overcome these challenges with your continued support.

Thank you for standing by my side during this challenging time. I look forward to brighter days ahead, and I'm grateful to have you as a part of my support network.

With much gratitude,

Art Cobb

Fundraising team

art cobb

Takoma Park, MD, USA


Pepe González

Team member