So, I am a 26 year old single mum. My son is 7 years old. I am a tutor by profession and I am working my way to becoming a mentor for teenagers. At the age of 16 I ran away from my parental home to escape abuse. At the age of 17 I was forced to marry a man who was 11 years older. This man was a violent alcoholic, a drug addict and an incessant gambler. After a year of marriage I fell pregnant and with no way out and under constant watch I had to carry on. While pregnant my ex husband gambled away all my savings and I ended up in quite a bit of debt. Once I had my child things became worse. My son contracted TB and and was in hospital for nearly a year. Throughout all of this I went through physical and emotional abuse on a daily basis. Once my son was given the all clear I started to think more clearly and decided that I had enough. It has now been 6 years since my seperation and divorce. In this time my relatives have made my life a living hell.
The reason that I am asking for donations is for a fresh start. I want to take my son and relocate. Somewhere no one knows us, or any of my relations. I want to be in a position where I can raise my son without any complications and torture. It is not fair for a child to be raised around abuse and I have finally realised that it is not fair on myself either. I have finally had enough and making this decision is the hardest I have had to make. Where I live now is all I have ever known so this will be difficult but I know this is the best thing for my son and myself. The reason I am asking you to help our cause is to give my son a better chance in life and for me to have a second chance to live. I spend every day helping people get their lives back together and I have faith that people will pull through for me in my time of need.
WHAT WILL HAPPEN.
With the money raised I will be able to finally fulfill my decision to relocate. I will be able to put down a deposit on a place and finance the move. Most importantly, I will be able to give my son the childhood and mother he deserves.