Organized by: Kenny Ari
Let me tell you about my mother.
My mother is the kindest, most generous person you will ever know. She cares about people and weathers in any storm. She is the kind of person that will smile even in the face of her own personal troubles. She has raised us, her four children, and due to certain circumstances, her granddaughter, my niece.
The problem is that both my mother and my father have medical issues and cannot work. We receive money from the government, this is our only source of income. We also rely on food stamps, and at times, food drives. Even so, as our troubles get even worse, we are in great danger of losing our house.
It is so bad that I am contemplating quitting college to work fulltime. But I know that even if I did that, it wouldn’t be enough and I would only make our problems worse. The only way for our situation to improve is if I finish school and find a good, well paying job. Still, I give my mom all of my money whenever I can.
To make matters worse, our oven and our refrigerator broke recently, leaving us without both. It isn’t exactly pleasant.
But still, my mother smiles and tells me not to worry and that I should finish school and not worry about the house.
I wish that I could do more to support my family when they most desperately need it. I wish I could help my mother, the sweetest, kindest woman you’ll ever meet, who took care of me all of my life.
But I can’t. I’m simply not in a situation where I can help her. So I’m asking you, all of you, to please help me support my family. To please help me support my elderly mother.
To give her everything she deserves and more. So that we may pay off our house and have no more debt. So that I can buy her a new refrigerator and oven. So that she won’t have to worry anymore and she can finally be at peace.