It has been a really though year and it is only the 3rd month of 2020.
My name is Andreina and I am a 23 year old female student. Last year was one of the tough years for me because a lot happen in such a short amount of time. I moved to Canada in 2018 from Curacao to Study and get a degree. I was a big change but I knew that I was working toward my dream. I felt home sick a lot especially because I am alone and I do not have any family members here. College is going great and I have a 4.0 GPA. I also work part time to pay my bills but it is hard. Because, I go to college 5 times a week and work 3 days a week so I basically busy to whole week. But that does not take my mind of everything that has happening and how it is affection me. During the month of April, I found out that my mother had Lupus. Lupus is a long-term autoimmune disease in which the body’s immune system becomes hyperactive and attacks normal, healthy tissue. Since that day a lot has change and I was very worried because I do not want anything to happen to hear. She has to go to the doctor a lot and takes a lot of medication. She is doing good but someday she does not feel well and she is in a lot of pain. I pray everyday that good can watch over her and her health. the 2nd incident happened in July. I got a call from my older sister telling me that my younger brother had a stroke and he went in comma. That affect me a lot especially because I was not there. He got worse and a part of his braid died. At this moment the doctors knew that he would not make it so told us start saying our goodbyes. I was not there and that was very hard for me because I wanted to be there. My father was waiting on his paycheck to buy me a ticket. He past the day that I got my ticket so I did not got a chance to say goodbye. I was literally flying the back home the next day and I told him to wait for me but he didn’t make it. I know that I did not process that properly because I do not like thinking about that because I think it is really unfair. he was only 19 and full of life. My life kept taking turns and the 3rd incident happen in October/November. This one is more personal and I can not talk about it. All of this added up. I went home for the Holiday in December and I had the best time ever. Since I came back a lot has change. I notice that I am more depressed than usual and I think that my depression is kicking back in. I am scared because I get a lot of strange thoughts and a rollercoaster of emotion when I am going through it.
I am scared that something might happened and I do not have the courage to tell my family what is happening cause my mom is already sick and we have been through a lot.
The reason for this letter is to ask for financial help so that I can go home for at least 2 days so I can hug, talk a be in the company of my family. I know that there are more request that may be more urgent that mine but I really need to go home. I do not want this depression to get the best of me.
I will finish college in April and My parent are saving up to come in June for my graduation. right now, I am not financially stable especially because all of the money that I earn working goes toward rent, transportation and food. Please help me out so that I can go home for at least 2 to 3 days. I will either miss a few days of college or work but I know that it all will be worth it.
I am asking for 1000 Canadian Dollars or 800 us Dollars that includes the roundtrip plane ticket from Toronto Pearson Airport to Curacao Int. Hato and also some money so that I can rent a car a drive home from the airport. I am just asking for enough money to pay my trip and transportation. I will try and take care of anything else that I need. I hope that I wrote enough info and I hope that I can get help as soon as possible because, I am not willing to let my depression get the best of me.
Thank you so much for trying to help me and all the other people that you might have help.