This new life
Organized by: Anne Nebeker
Back in 2005, I was moved with my siblings by our parents to a remote house in the middle of nowhere. I was blissfully unaware of why or what was going on, just that we up and moved one day in the middle of winter. After that, things seemed to go down hill. My mom contracted a disease, that to this day is still unknown, and my dad steeped into the pits of an alcohol and porn addict. I, of course, had no idea what was going on. All I knew was that mom was holed up in bed a lot and my dad was either on the computer, asleep or gone. This left very little room for my family. Out of worry, I dropped out of school at 14. My dad didn't seem to care and my mom was too sick to be able to do anything, It was a constant life or death struggle for her.
Fast forward 4 years and my dad is charged with possession of child pornography and I found out that he had sexual relations with my older sister, mountains of debt and that he had spent all the money that was stored away for my schooling on alcohol and pornographic magazines. This has left me and my family in a downward spiral, with all the debt my dad had collected and my mother's medical bills, this has left my family in dire straights. I am now 21 because I dropped out, I have no real means of getting a job or furthering my education. My presence here just causes a strain because my parents can't afford to keep paying for me. What I'm looking to do, is to move out and start a new life. I want to continue the education that I left behind at 14. So, what I want to raise is; money for tutoring, an apartment and living expenses such as food.