As a comedian and performer and have been using the live streaming app Periscope. It has been an amazing platform for me to entertain people around the world. I do morning "Cawfee Tawks" broadcasts, I have 24 different characters that appear and I give a peak into the world of being a comedian on the road.


One night one of my characters painted for everyone on Periscope.  Kidding around I auctioned off her silly paintings and to my surprise the two paintings went for $180 and $100.  I was so taken back that I decided to add $20 and take the $300 to the Ronald McDonald House and donate it. About a month later I decided to have my character draw more paintings and again we auctioned it off.  To my total shock because of the generosity of my followers we raised another $800.  Again, on scope we walked that check over to the Ronald McDonald House.  After now raising $1,100 I knew this was just the start.


Since those first two auctions we have held 4 more. All while live streaming. On March 25th at 10am EST, I broadcasted for 24hrs straight for our 6th live streaming fundraiser!! I did 25 characters, auctions, pranks, games.. all from my tiny NYC apartment and with hopes of raising a lot of money for RMH.  We raised $12,500 during the 24hrs!! Which brings our total over $30,910 that I have raised while live streaming, all given to the Ronald McDonald House.


Why the Ronald McDonald House? I picked the Ronald McDonald House as it brings up some emotions and feelings from my childhood. I was diagnosed with a bone disease at the age of six, requiring me to wear leg braces for three years.  The following year, I had five hip surgeries, was in and out of hospitals and even confined to a hospital bed for nine months. I come from a family that was fortunate enough where my mom was able to stop working to stay with me during my hospital stays. We were able to turn our den into a hospital room for almost a year while I was immobile.  Most importantly, I was fortunate enough to get the best doctors and medical care a kid can ask for. From the age of six, I was able to see how hard my illness was on my family. I will forever want to pay back my good fortune by paying it forward. The Ronald McDonald House helps the families of these sick kids. They give the families a place to stay, provide programs of support, along with all sorts of medical assistance.