Desperate help for animal care (and bills + personal care)
Organized by: Luna Campbell
Sixteen years old, my dad needs help. I know the bills are behind, I saw them and how depressed he'd look once he opens its envelop. I'm trying to get a job but my dad keeps telling me, "No, focus on shool and don't worry about it, besides you have too much stuff to do after school.". My parents have divorced, my dad and I are living in our home in Florida while my mom remains in Chicago. My mom is refusing to help us pay for the house, so its just my dad relying on his retirement money. The problem is: We're falling behind on money. We've spent a lot to get here, he got a budget truck which costed near $1,000 and $300 for diesel fuel, plus the rental fee and the house's bills, gas for his truck, my student fee, my swim team fee, my weight lifting fee, dog food, guinea pig food and cell phone bills. The bills are never paid on time and at this point, we're basically feeding off noodles since he can't afford to spend too much on meals due to having to save up constantly to pay bills. If not noodles, then whatever we can get from the dollar store. Guinea pig's cages are not cleaned all the time, the bedding costs too much here since their cages are large. Also, my boar (male guinea pig) has a lump that's growing rapidly on his hind leg behind his thigh, and I'm fearing the worst, I want to take him to be examined by a professional because we don't know if its a cancerous lump or a fatty tumor that'll pop eventually. It has yet to pop and it's been six months since it was spotted. I want to know for sure on him so that he can be treated. The dog is just fine, however he's due for another shot. Please, please help us. My dad would fly me back to my mom, but the airfares are too high. Help us, please. I do not want to share pictures of our bills, as I'm scared of my dad finding out about it and getting angry at me for putting out our personal struggles online. I already had to take down another fundraiser for us at his command. I asked for help in one of my tumblr blogs and my friends who followed me told their parents. Then their parents told my dad and offered help to look for jobs. No luck there, he was angry that they found out. I can't risk anything too personal here. If I reach the goal, it will be a surprise and I hope he won't get angry at me again. Anything from anyone is greatly appreciated. Thank you.