My Father's Struggle
Organized by: jazib khan
My name is Jazib the 19 year old son of my strong father shown above. This man has gone through alot the past two years. Just last year my dad had 3 strokes occur consecutively. The doctors did not catch the first two when we took him to Emergency; however, when they caught the third stroke, it was too late and the damage was already done. My dad was left with a partially paralyzed right jaw and right arm. My dad had his own successful food business back in 2014; however, after his disability, the business went bankrupt and all I know is that we had to sell our house to pay a loan by the end of the year. My dad wasn't able to get a decent job because he did not have an education. My father took it upon his own to become the driver of Sherwin William's paint company being paid just around minimum wage. Just last week, my dad blanked out on the highway, passing 5 lanes on the highway and totalling the car straight into a ditch. This accident left my dad with a strained neck, back and also left him with bleeding in the brain. Although my father has recovered from the bleeding, his ability to work is now over. We are struggling financially, and it's really a tough time. My dad does not even know that I am putting up this fundraiser for him. I don't even know if this will work. All I know is that nobody in my family works, we are gaining debt, my dad is medically unstable, my siblings are in school and are paying debt of our own. Me being 19 years old going to Queen's University, I will not even have enough money after OSAP to cover my educational tuition. I have $11000 due from last year, and I still don't have that paid off, and I can't break it to my dad that there's a possibility I can't go into second year of University because we have no money. It would break him. He worked hard to cover the bills and to help me financially but now there is no one left to help. Don't donate out of pity, only donate if you think your money will benefit us. Thank you.