Hi, my name is Alex! I am a 21-year-old college student. I had a small internship at a start-up in Nashville this summer, and unfortunately, it turned out to be quite a dud. It was a good experience, but nowhere near the amount of time and money, I was expecting. Usually, it would be okay, and I could get back on my feet, but my father had a stroke in the middle of the summer and my mother, his ex-wife had to take him in. He is European and his entire family is across seas, so this was his only option, due to the fact that there were no open beds in rehab in their small town in Virginia. The other option was to send him to a nursing home, but we all know you don’t get better there, so my mother graciously will be his caretaker for the most part. I have a twin sister who is also in college and an 18-year-old brother who is starting college in the fall. All colleges have been very understanding of our situation and as helpful as they can be, but unfortunately, there are still many costs that we are unable to cover. My mother cannot take FMLA because she needs to work because we are all on her medical insurance. Therefore hiring someone to watch over my faster five days a week is unbelievably expensive, as well as three times a day of speech therapy adds up, and there are many medical bills still unpaid for. We all have jobs but are taking on many hours than previously, in order to send some money back home. My mother is wonderful and would never ask us to do so, but we have agreed amongst ourselves to do our best to help out. We are looking at a hard year. Especially my mother because she was especially looking forward to finally being alone after 21 years haha :) And now she is working full time while taking care of her ex-husband. Bottom line is, we are all just trying to adjust to this new lifestyle and our feet under us, and unfortunately, money is the way we can do this. We are looking for about $10,000. Anything would really help and would be so appreciated. Thank you so much for your understanding and support. If there are any questions or need of proof, I am so happy to provide answers. You are the best!