Update: My sister wanted me to pass on this message to everyone who has sent her a nice message.
Update 5th February: My sister is over the worst of her illness and I’d like to thank everyone who sent her a message, tweet, comment ect. I was genuinely surprised at the sheer, overwhelmingly positive response I got. But more than anything you all helped show a child that magic and wonder still exists in the world when she was at her most vunerable.
Earlier today I got a chilling phone call from my brother informing me that my 8 year old sister had been diagnosed with a collapsed, lung, this was compounded with a text confirming the worst from my mother.
So why am I telling you this? Why am I dropping a huge depressing shit on your internet time, this site is supposed to be only dedicated to entertainment, I’ve said as much before in the past. Well this post is dedicated to entertaining someone, my sister and it would be awesome if you could help.
I’ve already been criticised for making light of my sisters condition, but the reality is, I know of no other way to cope. The thought of a small child stuck in hospital, scared and confused makes me sad in ways I simply cannot express. My family is full of sadness at this moment in time, it’s not in my nature to perpetuate that, at my core, I’m still an entertainer.
But I’m aware at the severity of this situation, I’m aware that my sister is set to endure months of pain at best and will be, at this very moment, terrified and unable to process what is happening to her. Unable to understand while she’s still in pain in a building that is to her knowledge, fucking magic and full of men who literally exist to make pain go away.
But it’s that child like mentality that I want to talk about, to my sister, the internet is quite similar. She’s still at an age where computers are for all intents and purposes, magic. They’re boxes that contain anything and will show you whatever you want provided you can kind of spell it on Google.
So I want to take advantage of that, I want to use the one thing that is making my sister the most scared (the fact she doesn’t quite understand how things work) and use it to make her feel better.
Which is why I humbly want to ask the people reading this for a favour. Create something, anything, for my sister and send it to me. I don’t care if it’s a picture you drew in 8 seconds on MS paint, a video of you singing her a song or simply an email or comment wishing her well.
Because at this moment she’s probably losing her belief that there’s some magic left in the world, she’s alone and dealing with the cold clinical reality of a hospital and fuck that noise. Magic does exist, if we want it to.
So, if you have anything you’d like to send my sister, you can send me an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tweet me at: https://twitter.com/KarlSmallwood
Or if you’d prefer, simply comment below. Her name is Jamie and she kicks all kinds of ass.