Hello, my name is Mary and I am a third year college student at NKU. I go to school full time, work part time, and on weekends I take care of my elderly aunt with dementia.
My story is not a happy one. My sister passed away in a car accident four years ago, right after she passed away we also lost my grandmother to Alzheimer’s, she had been living with us in our care since I was 14. My father was so struck with grief and shock )as we all were) that he had a heart attack and almost lost his life. At that point I had to drop out of school and move home to help my mother take care of my dad and just get through all of it.
This January I finally was able to re-enroll in school to finish my degree, but after only one semester back, we received word from my mom’s doctors that she has stage 4 lung cancer. Needless to say, my dad is not in the best condition still to be caring for her alone. I am doing everything in my power to keep myself afloat and still help my family.
My mother is and always has been my best friend. We have taken road trips across the country together and adventures all over. She is my rock and my entire fortitude. I can not imagine my life moving forward without her.
I need financial assistance at this point. Barring my dropping out of school again, the only other sacrifice I can make is to stop working. But if I stop working I won’t be able to pay my own bills and this become more of a financial burden on my already debt riddled and ill parents.
Most pertinent right now, is my car payment and the gas I have been using to drive the three hours back and forth between my parents home and my university. I believe I could make $1000.00 last until next school semester starts (in less than two months) and then I will be able to take out an additional loan to cover myself.
If anyone one out there is willing and able, please consider donating to my cause. Anything and everything is helpful and welcome.