my name is Can and to sum it up, my siblings, cousins and I open pokemon cards as birthday presents. It became a tradition between us to buy each other these cards as presents and open them up together. Especially the younger ones enjoy this which is why we still do it to this day. Sadly, pokemon cards are pricy nowadays, so affording them is not easy for me. The reason being is that I started to go to college while living in a new apartment with friends. Even though I am working part-time, get help from my parents and split the costs with my friends, I remain with enough money to pass the month, which I am grateful for, because I know people who have it rougher. Yet, I still want to give my younger siblings and cousins the things they want as a present and don’t get me wrong though, I also want to open them, since it became somewhat of a hobby and something that is able to relieve my stress. But as the oldest, it was always me who was able to afford the most cards for everyone, without my share some of them wouldn’t be able to have any. Sure, I thought about giving something else as a present for this year, but lately I have been fearing that I might not be able to buy them for the next years.
To be honest, the real reason lies with my family which is not doing well financially. We are Turkish and many family members from my father’s side live in turkey. A few months ago, an earthquake erupted there and many of my father’s family are injured or homeless, so we helped out. But we didn’t only help them, we tried to raise money for others as well with the help of our religious community. We helped at the costs of our jobs, since the time that we used for working went into helping out, so we didn’t earn anything for two months. Currently, most of them have found a place to stay and live their lives normally again. This led to a heavy financial drop in our family, but we managed it pretty well. The problem lies with this month, because without any warning my father’s brother got a lung tumor which made my father go to turkey and pay for an immediate operation, since his tumor had a good chance to be removed. And the current news indicate that he will be fine thankfully. This also means though that we have it even rougher.
Thinking off a way to earn a little bit more money I considered doing some extra work, but right now that won’t be possible, because in the next months I have practically zero free-time. Between my part-time job and college, I have around 4 to 5 hours which I spent with either learning or trying to relax. The weekends are my only option to visit my family, so I am hesitant on working on those days, especially right now when I also have to help out with my father’s business. I also considered dropping out of college, but my parents encourage me to continue. A few hours ago, I stumbled upon this site by chance and thought about giving it a try.
I don’t ask for a huge sum of money, everyone has their own kinds of problems and I am aware of the fact that there are people with worse situations than mines, but if anyone has some spare money to donate it would make me, my siblings and cousins happy.
I thank anyone who read my wish and wish them a good day.
(Sorry for any mistakes, I speak english as a secondary language)
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