Hello and my name is Darick.
I'm embarking on a new journey in my life and this is something that I'm excited for now and that is going back to school. So let me give you a little biography on my life so you know what kind of a person you would be donating money to.
I grew up in a little town of about 900 people. I wasn't a bad kid but as kids go I wasn't perfect either to say the least. See today as a young man at 33 I'm a recoverin. Addict/alcoholic. My personal problems began in my mid teens which I openly admit today is only an excuse for me turning to substances for help... I honestly just enjoyed the affects of them.
These choices I made led me down a personalized destructive path.. I know I HURT people and I know how hard it was for even strangers to see me. But most of all I know how badly I hurt my family and my kids.
At 33 I'm already divorced as a result of my actions and my ex-wife is the most amazing person you would ever meet. After we split I ran away here to California in hopes to start a new life and leave my troubles behind. But I forgot that when my plane landed at LAX there was something that I brought with... ME!!! I packed myself so eventually I found myself again and everything that comes with me.
I lived here for just over 4 years now and in that time my bad choices had me living under a bridge in Compton for 3 year's.
On September 3, 2014 I being scared to die alone out there realized I needed help. With no help from family I admitted myself into a Program in Long Beach. I had to lie and say I wouldn't detox there because they're not set up to handle that. That was a dangerous lie! With the amount of alcohol I was consuming in a day my detox landed me in the hospital. I just knew that I didn't lie and if they turned me away I would never return.
Needless to say that program saved my life.. I'm now living in my own apartment and I pay bills again. But I'm wanting to continue to get better. I have a sponsor and I work my steps and I have a deep force inside me driving.
Whith thi. College education I will be able to give back what was freely given to me. I receive $200 a month in GR and this career will allow me to pay that back which is required by law.
I'm working with Ashford University and I will be getting grants for school and loans. However not in time for some things I will need. And I'm hoping to minimize the amount in loans as well.
I am needing a laptop or desktop or both. I will need internet and school supplies. I will also need transportation money..
Whomever wishes to help and donate any amount you may also contact me by e-mail at [email protected]. I will gladly respond if you would like I can give you updates on my progress.
I have typed this all on my little cell phone.. HAHAHA.