Organized by: Jose Lopez
February 23, 2016
Please anyone out there. I'm about to lose my home. I only have a month to prepare to empty my room. Please, help me. See More
Hello, my name is Jose Lopez, and this is my story. I grew up in a modern family. I played Soccer when I was young and had my two loving parents by my side. I grew out of Soccer and got into video games. I never knew how large the gaming world was til I heard about comic con. I want to study the art of imagery and voice. I haven't decided whether I want to be a graphic designer for apps or voice actor for games/cartoons. I have something more serious to share that can drastically impact my life. My father was wrongly accused of a crime that he didn't commit and was put into a position no one deserves to be put in. Because the news got out from rumors, his boss fired him. For 14 years he was a custodian for a private school that worked hard and was loved by the children and staff. After the rumors got out, he was seen differently by parents and they damned my father's name and the family that stands behind him. He accepted the accusation, for he didn't want it to escalate to a higher court. He was filing papers to the case and was finally put on parole. After being kept away for months, he was finally able to come home in time for Christmas. Everyone was more than ecstatic to see him back. The smiles were finally showing again. Weeks later, the INS turned heads. He was immediately taken away and is now detained in a detention center, awaiting trial to be deported. We have a lawyer, but they're asking too much. On top of the fees, we can't even provide for ourselves. My father has tried gaining his citizenship for years. He did, but my dad at the time worked countless hours to provide for a family of 6, including my mom. He taught me all that I know. My fondest memories are when we listened to audio tapes in his car when he took me on rides to 7-11. If you met him, you'd see that he was the most friendliest, generous, and respectable guy you've ever met. I'm doing what I can to provide, asking for more work at my job at Rite aid. All we can afford now is food and utilities and we've already gotten notice that our house will be in foreclosure. Papers are being filed. I never expected that my life would be this turned upside down. I'm 19, I just got out of high school. No one should ever go through this. The only thing that's keeping my hope up is my girlfriend and family's smile. No matter how deep in darkness I'm going, I still can't believe my girl's still by my side. She's walking me through this. Introduced me to these sites to help my family from being thrown out to the street. I've seen it done before. It's heartbreaking. My neighbor had their sofa and mattresses thrown out by men, as they cry moving it to their car. I've never seen them again. I've had dreams of it. I dreamt of my 7 year old brother crying out in the snow. Cause of the snow that's constantly coming, I imagine we'd suffer in the cold. People we knew, abandoned us at our time of need. They turn away from us and ignore us, as if we never existed. I want to be honest to everyone, to the people that will help save my family on why I need so much from you. I don't want, I need $280,000 to keep my home and the rest for my father's lawyer. Not a single penny is going towards me. I've never been much of a beggar, which really makes it hard for me to write everything down in plea of your help. I'm asking for help, anyone out there that is reading this message. Please, help us.