As my video explains, I'm both an expectant father and a student. I am in my last year of University, which also happens to be - from what I've heard - the most challenging year of my post-secondary career. Since my wife will be losing some money due to the fact that she will be on maternity leave, I will be working full time. Nevertheless, I need some help to pay for my second semester.
Some of you may be wondering why we opted to have kids now, while I'm in school. (If you watched the video, you can skip this part.) The reason is that our doctors recommended it. Odd, but true. We found out early on - after four very painful miscarriages - that we might not be able to have children of our own. When we sought help, doctors said that being young, we should continue to try until that door closed completely and then look into other options. Who were we to argue?
You might also be wondering why I don't just take the year off to work? I will be working 40+ hours a week ideally; while in school. Nevertheless, my wife will be on maternity leave for those months and we will be losing about $6000 income. That's a lot for us. Also, the Government of Ontario keeps talking about changing the current 1-year Education program to a 2-year program. Re-applying means I may not be accepted a second time; even if I am, I may have to come up with an additional $12,000 rather than $6,000 to cover the program cost. It comes down to it being cheaper to get me through school and working now.
While I'm only asking for the total needed to cover my tuition and books, we could use more for baby supplies and things like that too. All we are asking you to do is give what you are able, and if you are unable to give, please share this page on your Facebook, Twitter, etc.
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