My name is Chris and I am a recently graduated college student from Michigan and honestly I’m sitting here writing this at 4 in the morning because many sleepless nights have become that of a habit from this past years struggles. My life has consisted of taking my dad to rehab because of his drinking problems throughout middle school and high school, to dealing with family turmoil because of an alcoholics decisions. The one person who always made sure to be there and know I was doing okay was my mom. About four and a half years ago my mom was diagnosed with lung cancer only a week after finalizing a divorce with my dad who didn’t treat her anywhere near what she deserved. So from the age of 14,15,16 I had to work to help pay for the bills while my dad wasted all of my parents savings on ambulance visits costing us thousands of dollars at a time. When my mom got diagnosed with cancer we didn’t know that she would battle for over four years, and last January she passed away due to the cancer just growing to fast. She was my only person. She never got to over seas to ever travel or even go to her one dream vacation of Hawaii. With that being said, my mom shared my dream of moving to colorado as soon as I graduated because she knew how much the mountains motivated me to live a life worth living, and I still plan to make that dream happen, but the issue is the cost of living and not having a reliable car to even get me to the state I want to live in, I am here hoping for a miracle that somehow a random site of anonymous people can possible kickstart a life that I can finally call mine. That way I can pay off my student debt, finally have a car worth more than a grand, and be able to live in a place that isn’t tainted by my dads struggles. So yeah, is this a Hail Mary? Probably. But maybe there are people who used to be in a position like mine and hoping that someone would stumble across a site like this and change someone’s life forever. I don’t have a specific amount that I could ask for because I know everything is just getting more expensive. But I know that one day I’ll be in Colorado and be able to live the life me and my mom always talked about while she battled cancer and often was my support when I should have been hers. The picture I provided is my first time being able to hike a 14 thousand foot mountain in Colorado and this place truly is my dream.
My name is Chris knapp,
My insta is cknapp16 if you wanna make sure that I’m a real person, and my pay pal is