This video is a tribute to characters and stories who helped save my life in the past few months. I really debated whether or not to upload this video because it's something quite special to me. I hope it will be taken in the spirit that it is meant to be taken.
I've been dealing with some rough personal and family issues that have made life less than fun (to say the least). At the same time all these problems were going on (and completely unrelated), some friends of mine suggested that I watch some episodes of "Doctor Who" because I would probably like it. That I would "like it" was an understatement - I totally fell in love with the story and the characters. And at that time, I really needed something to be happy about. When I was feeling dragged down by the things I was dealing with, I could bury myself in "Doctor Who" and the fandom and feel like there was something good in my life and I didn't have to give up.
I've often thought why DW did this for me. Most people in my position would turn to family, friends or professional help, and I did all that. But there was one little thing missing: I needed something to actually be happy and excited about, instead of just coping with all the negative going on around me. I sometimes felt a little strange that a science-fiction TV show was what did it for me. However, Eleven's words in "Vincent and the Doctor" about adding to someone's pile of good things - paired with Amy's line in "The Beast Below" about someone so old and so kind not standing by and watching children cry - answered that question. I've never felt more grateful for a TV show in my life.
Things are starting to be better for me. Some days are better than others, but thanks to caring people who also didn't stand by and watch me struggle, I have a much more positive outlook on life.
"Doctor Who" belongs to the BBC. "Little Wonders" by Rob Thomas is from the "Meet the Robinsons" soundtrack, which is owned by Disney. I own absolutely nothing.