Hi everyone, my name is Jaehyuk Kim, but call me Jay :) I am studying law at QUT, and I came to Australia about a year ago from Korea. I want to be a lawyer who works for the people in need, not just the ones who’s rich. I have always loved helping people, and I thought it would be awesome if I could make a living whilst doing what I actually love!
Although I was fairly confident with my English, the first few weeks of Australian-full-English-university was CHALLENGING, to say the least. I could not give up, however, because I had known too well that my parents were doing a lot of overworks to support my tuition fee from although they tried to hide it from me. Fortunately, I managed to get through the first semester quite well, but I knew there was a problem when my dad called me and reluctantly asked me if I could take a year off from university. I could not dare say no because I knew the situation of my family, and I said that I understand and will take a break and work at a farm for few months for the tuition fee. However, just before contacting the University for the leave, my mom told me that she had borrowed the money from her friend and paid the fee without telling me. I knew I was being extremely selfish, but I couldn’t help expressing joy. I was feeling happy at the price of my parent’s life.
The semester started, and so did the whole Covid situation. I got fired from my part time job, and no longer could be a least of help to my parents. They are trying to hide it, but I know my family can no longer afford my tuition anymore. I have to stop being selfish and be an adult. I was going to contact the University yet again, but then I came across this site. I have no idea how this works or if it will or not. I know everyone is going through some hard time now, and I’m not the only one who’s suffering. But this will mean so, so much for me and my family. My parents do not know about this, so it will be a great surprise for them, and frankly, for me, too.
Like I have said before, I want to be a lawyer for the people. I will never forget the help I got from the people all over the world and promise to give back to society by helping the ones in need first, even if that means I am not going to get paid for it. I would already have received all the payment from the society, after all. Thank you so much for listening through my story, and I wish every one of you the best :)
It would also mean a lot if you could share the link at gofundme.com and gather other people who can help me
Thank you all beautiful people