My name is Alejandro Torres and I’m 26 years old, I’m embarrassed by doing this but there shouldn’t be shame in asking for help, I used to work as a Cook to pay my university studies (In Gastronomy) I’ve never been good a studies but then I got hooked at cooking and really feel in love with Asian Cuisine (Mostly Japanese and Chinese), Since I was little I’ve had poor health, not deathly nor critical… just poor health. Before I was 16 yrs. old I’ve had been hospitalized 6 times for different surgeries, 1 time due a Peptic Ulcer caused by gastritis at 8yrs, 3 times due to different eye problems between 10-12yrs old and 2 times due Hyperthyroidism when I was 15. The later one made me finally go into a Serious surgery (thyroidectomy) 2 years ago, which costed my family a lot of money. The after effects of the surgery made gain a lot of weight what made unable to keep working as a Cook, and had to get a low paying office job, somehow I managed to help my Mom with the bills, but recently he had to move from my childhood home because of my older brother’s drug problems, he has always been a bad mouthed good for nothing but since my mom let him do as he wishes he never had to change, a couple of years ago my mom had a Nervous Breakdown and we threw him out of the house, but eventually she let him back (since then I asked her not to tell me about the problems he caused because this made me angry), and he calmed for a bit but almost immediately became the lazy bad mouth idiot he’s always been, until we got into a fight and me and my mom decided to move out with my father (which also has drug problems), it’s been almost bearable the problem is that my father’s house falling apart due to him not caring at all since he was living alone, and since we got there my mother had to invest a lot of money to make it a home and she’s also giving my brother money almost every day, I want to help my mom with the bills but I’ve been paying my student loans with my office job but as I used to make a lot more as a Cook I can’t really help a lot.
I just wanna help with my mom’s burden since I am all the family she’s got and I want to never let her down, the money I ask is so I can start a small food business or a shop so I can support her, I will my forever thankful for the help.