Hey everyone. It’s come to this for me, begging for money on the internet, I know, shameful. However, I really need money for my dream university, FIU. I want to study to become a Computer Scientist and work as a software developer.
My family does not have to funds to support me and I really want to go to FIU but the cost of attendance plus my own needs skyrocket right as I graduate high school.
My mother was diagnosed with Parkinson’s when I was 11 and every day I see her wither away slowly. My father works hard to provide for my family but most of the money goes to medical bills for my mother and her prescriptions. I worry about my father’s mental and physical health as he works at a construction site day and night trying his hardest to provide for the family.
I had to register as a dependent for Fafsa since I still live with my parents so the government didn’t give me much aid if anything at all. I am currently working hard to get scholarships without much luck. My sister is coming along in her high school studies as well so that would mean 2 people for my father to try and support whilst going to college as well.
To top it all off, I myself got diagnosed with Depression, Anxiety and PTSD from a traumatic car crash when I was 15. My father had to pay off all the damages from the accident and is still struggling to pay off my medicines and medical bills since then. My dog, Hunter, was in the back seat and unfortunately was lost in the accident. He was only 3 years old, 21 in dog years.
I also run the risk of developing Parkinson’s as it runs in the family. My great great grandmother had it, and every female after that did as well. I’m worried that later on in life I won’t be able to support my family (if I even have one) because of the skyrocketing medical bills that come along with the ravaging disease.
So please, I ask for anything at all, I want to make my parents proud of me for once. I want to study and support a possible family in the future. I want to live the life my dog didn’t get to, and most of all I want to achieve my goals and dreams.