My name is Maria. I attended a lovely catholic university with a scholarship and a promising future. My dad unfortunately passed away over a year ago from a random heart attack. We were in shock. He died and was buried in Afghanistan. I didn’t even get to attend his funeral, burial or see his grave. I managed to still go to work and uni, I was there physically but not mentally. I drowned and drowned in sorrow and grief. Not only was my mental health severely shaken but so were my academics. I ended up failing all of my classes, losing my scholarship and I had no option but to drop out. I got a job at a pharmacy and that’s where I work now. I really want to go back to school and finish my nursing degree, but after losing my scholarship I now owe my uni money that I don’t have. My mother recently kicked me out because I tried to break free from her emotional abuse. I’m fully supporting myself right now. I barely have furniture. All I have is my grief and hope. Times are really tough so I’d really appreciate some generosity. Thank you!
- Alexander Yang
- Dan Jones