My name is Victoria and I am a freshman in college. I have been struggling with a lot of things recently and one of them is money. I have a long story and I want to explain it so that people understand why I am asking for money.
To start, I came from a busy city with a lovely family. Or, so I thought. I lived with my parents and grandparents who helped raised my siblings and me. We always had issues with my father’s side of the family, my aunt for one. They never knew how to act and eventually, my aunt ruined our life. In September of 2017, my aunt managed to manipulate my grandparents and caused a huge fight to result. Police were called by my grandmother and after they left, it was just my parents and my siblings in our home. Things cooled down and we thought nothing of it.
A while later, a deputy arrived at the home to remove my father from the premise. My aunt managed to convince my grandparents that my parents, or mainly my father, had been committing fraud and elderly abuse.
All of us were in shock and later we were kicked out of our home, despite my parents being co-owners of the house and making the payments. We moved to another city in late October of 2017 and managed to struggle with my mother’s dad. He is a hypocritical man, one who preaches false words of religion. Although he still is my grandfather, he did no good to us. He forced us to keep our dogs locked up, our turtles to remain outside in the COLD, and harass us all with his religion.
I was forced to move schools, along with my siblings. In doing so I missed a lot and struggled for a while to catch up with the new one. During my winter break, my grandfather argued with my parents and kicked us out. My family became homeless for sometime, living off of ramen cups of noodles, hot pockets, and whatever we could afford to survive off of. We struggled to find a new home.
When we did, we had to go to court. We went to court against my father’s parents and thankfully, we were able to prove that we were not guilty. In this time, I had to miss school to testify against my own blood. The family I had grown with was no longer blood, and that devastated us all.
Fast forward to now, 2018, and my parents still struggle to make rent and pay for our bills. I was supposed to go to the University of Redlands… but I lost that because my financial aid would not cover the entire cost because their office mixed up all my paperwork. I was forced to go to the community college nearby and now I continue to work hard to eventually transfer in 2 years.
I ask for money to help with my textbooks, parent’s bills, and for myself. I am a full-time student and cannot get a job because I do not have a car. I cannot afford one, and neither can my parents. If you read this, I hope you find it in your heart to send me anything. Should you like to hear more of my story in better details, I will tell you.
Have a blessed day and thank you.