Hello… I was so shocked when I came across this site, I was just looking for online jobs to make extra money which is very much needed.
My story has a fairytale-like beginning: mom and dad met at college, graduated and got married. Mom was a special education teacher, until she got her vocal cords damaged and had to stop working and receiving therapy for a while. Dad was an English teacher and worked at the biggest airport in my country and his job was to teach engineers how to read airplanes’ English manuals.
Then, mom got pregnant with me and everything seemed to be going great. I was born, my sister was born and last but not least my brother… we were a very happy family and even though we didn’t have much, it was not needed and supplied with loving and affectionate parents.
When I was about six years old, one day, dad collapsed at work and had a seizure. Everyone said it was stress but when he got checked at the hospital, they gave us the worst news ever: he had a brain tumor which has huge and was located on the left side of his head.
It was a one piece mass, which made it easier to remove, but doctors didn’t know how much it was going to affect my dad; he could go blind, he could go mute or deaf, he could lose his ability to move his whole body or a part of it or he could not even wake up at all.
One decision was made and the surgery happened, dad survived and thank God he did not have any of those consequences, but only loss of memory, a made of steel replacement of the head bone removed, and having to take anti seizure medication for the rest of his life.
This at the same time, meant he could not go back to work for three years after that because dad could not stand up without losing balance and he would have permanent migraines. When he was able to go back, he got fired and couldn’t find another job for another three years.
During those six years, my mom started working again, but her salary was not enough to supply for a sick husband and three little kids in an expensive country like Costa Rica.
This meant getting credit card debts and loans as well.
Fast forward and we all grew up and studied in good schools and high schools, helped by scholarships, even though my dad got a nice job at a call center, but still due to year’s ago debts, he doesn’t get much money by the end of the month, nor my mom.
I entered college and was able to get a scholarship but as soon as my sister entered college, she was told she would not get help and my parents can’t afford to pay for hers, so I stopped attending and got a job at a good call center company and now I pay for hers and my brother’s fees.
We still do not have much but it’s ok, we are happy having a humble life, that’s more than enough.
Now, recently, we learned another issue we’re having: we live in our grandmother’s house and we have taken care of her for years and we love her very much.
But, she told us a few days ago that she will give this house to my uncle who got divorced recently, and that we have a month to leave and move out. My mom and I started looking for cheap houses to rent or buy, but all of them are very expensive and even though I tried to get a loan from a bank, it wasn’t possible because I only receive 200 dollars per month, same as my mom and my dad.
So here I am, desperate asking for help because I cannot find another job and we are about to get kicked out.
Please help us, I beg you from the bottom of my heart, I’ve tried every option possible but we have only encountered closed doors everywhere and no help from our family.
The cheapest place we found, even though is located in a remote area of the city is worth 200 000 dollars, but even the slightest help anyone gives us is gonna be well received and we’re gonna be grateful forever, and when things change and we are able to, we’re also gonna help someone in need just like us.
Thank you so much in advance and may the universe, God or whatever you believe in, bless you.