Stay in School 2 make a difference
Organized by: Joseph Clough
Hi my name's Joe. I'm living on my own and trying to finish school. I am currently working on a computer science degree and then I’m going to pursue an engineering degree. As soon as I graduate I plan on getting married. Ultimately my goal is to work with the most advanced technology for prosthetics (capable of connecting wirelessly with the brain) to give normalcy back to the lives of countless people who have lost limbs. Helping people is what I want to do with my life.
Unfortunately life gets in the way. Being one of the only people in school at my job and thus having a limited working schedule makes me the first candidate for cutting hours. For the last couple years I haven't made enough money each month to pay rent or the rest of my bills so I've delved into my savings as well as ran up some decent credit card debt in a desperate attempt to make ends meet while I hope for more hours at work. I've tried to stretch myself to the limit but my savings is now all gone. My car just broke down needing repairs which I can't afford, putting me in a position where I can neither drive to school or work. Now I'm looking at not being able to afford school, rent, or food. If I am evicted from my apartment I don't know where I'm going to go.
I am pleading for help to pay for the repairs on my car and help with my school and living expenses so I can finally finish and move on to helping others.
You can help me achieve my dream.
Thank you for taking the time to read my story, I very much appreciate it.