My name is Chase and I am 19 years old. I am starting this campaign on behalf of my family, more specifically my mother. For the longest time I’ve placed myself at the center of everything, as I struggle with my health and well being which caused me to seek out attention and support instead of earning it righteously. It took some time to get back on my feet, but eventually I did, and I have all of the gratitude in the world for my mother for helping me through my tough times. My mother is the type of woman who will do anything and everything in her power to make everyone around her smile even when her life is in shambles. It breaks my heart to see that my mother is going through a hard time of her own right now, and there doesn’t seem to be much I can do to help out, at least not nearly as much as I’d like to. She quit her job to take care of me when I was sick, and hasn’t been able to find another job since, and now that I’m about to graduate high school she’s going to need me even more around the house. She is very passionate about fitness, exercising every single day and tries to eat right- but after being diagnosed with a throat condition that prevents her from eating the majority of what she used to eat to stay healthy and after suffering yet another leg injury, I am worried that she is going to start to lose herself even more, falling deeper into a depression. My father is the money-maker, and my parents have a rocky history that has over time bled into my life, creating a rift between him and the rest of the family. I’m going to have to go to college soon and start working, which on its own scares me. I care about my mother so much, and I just wish that there was some way that I could prove to her how much I care that goes beyond “I love you”’s and an extra hug at night.
My father does his best to provide for us, but the bills have been piling up and I am beginning to worry that we are in over our heads. I’ve been saving up for a long time, and most of my savings have been directed towards a car of my own, to drive myself to the doctor or to run errands for my mom. I am constantly being told not to stress over the finances of my family, however I am still a member of this family and if there is any chance I can help them, I can rest assured knowing that my concerns haven’t gone unnoticed.
If anyone would be so kind as to donate, the proceeds will go towards helping my family pay bills, sort out medical expenses, and most importantly, help pay for my mother’s leg surgery so that she can get back to her best self before I have to leave for college. I’ve decided to take a gap year to save as much as I can, and this is only a small gesture, but still a gesture, which goes a long way.
Thank you for taking the time to read this, and I promise you that your generosity will never go unnoticed.