Thanks everyone, who have decided to read my story here.
My name is Tomas, and now I am 26 years old. I come from the Czech Republic (situated in the middle of Europe) and I have lived here my whole life so far in a town of 45k inhabitants. Yes, you are right, I am not the native speaker, but I am going to try me best to let you know about the reason I am begging you for your help.
When I was a young boy I started to play ice hockey in my hometown. To be honest, I was quite good at it – being the captain of the team, playing with the older, however was not fortunate with well-educated coaches who could properly work with my talent and also me myself did not have the information and experience nowadays players have by great internet sharing from the best professionals all over the world. So I did not do the all the things in the best possible way and I did not reach some of the best teams in my country.
Luckily, I was a good student at the same time. It means the whole time I was getting the best grades and while was still playing ice hockey I started studying on the most prestigious high school in the region.
Then I made an uneasy decision – I gave up my ice hockey career and put all my effort in gaining the best education. I successfully got myself on the University of Medicine, but I was used to divide my time into studying and performing physical activities as well. Nevertheless, this is something you just cannot spoil yourself with when studying medicine for being a doctor in my country. I did not find the balance and ended up after only one year there with one missing exam.
Suddenly, I have found myself in the situation where I had the best potential for being a successful sportsman or a well-educated person but did not make a use of any of them and also lost my girlfriend Lucie and left my family disappointed.
Still enough time for getting back on my legs again though. I started studying journalism on the University of Philosophy and got a job as a camera man shooting the live stream coverage of sport events in my country and Austria and Germany as well. This was mainly for the betting providers and soon I realized I can find some patterns in these games and make some extra money for myself with that.
Soon, it started not being some extra money, but the amount some people in my country work for many months. I became richer than 90 % of the people of my age in the Czech Republic and lost motivation for finishing my studies. Still I did keep my personality and was caring and giving a help to people in need as well as respecting all kinds of work.
I thought in the end I had managed to find some luck for me in the life and wanted to establish a family and build a decent business, while the combination of these two will give me a happy life with enough time and funds.
I found a girl Eva, searching where I can invest my money and everything looked promising. However, it did not last more than a year. Eva appeared to be emotionally unstable, keeping me under continual pressure and start drinking hard soon. Since I had a really nice time with her for some 10 months, I did not want to leave her and was blaming myself too.
When it started to escalate I thought I could find at least some happiness in the thing I was good at, I started with betting again. Please, remember, you cannot do it when you have problems, when you are under some kind of pressure or you just want to make you relax – but better, do not do it at all. You must be totally concentrated and with the clear background too. I was not and step by step I lost the major part of what I have earned previously and then also money I have borrowed.
Of course my relationship was then ruined completely, and also my relationship with my family, which decided to help me with my debts, is hardly damaged.
I know I was absolutely gifted in my life and it is only my fault, I did not get not the best but at least better from that. Unfortunately, I cannot have a second chance right from the beginning, but still I can have it now and I would be endlessly grateful for any help from you.
I do regularly work and keep paying my debt to my family, but this situation cannot allow me to start all over again. I would love to apply again for university, to become a teacher and give my life a meaning again. Now I need $9000 to clear my debts and be able to apply for the next school year.
Please, give me a chance to not waste this life.