Let me start by saying that I am very embarrassed to be asking strangers for money and I realize there are way better causes on this site that you should support before me. I just don’t know what else to do .
But you probably want to know why I think I have any right to ask you for your money. So, let’s get down to business. This is my first-world-problems sob story .
I am a second-year student at my local university. I’m studying 2 bachelor’s degrees simultaneously. The first one is Quality management and the second is English for Business Administration. I have been diagnosed with depression and I am on medication as well as regularly seeing a therapist. My healthcare program does not cover that. I have been paying my expenses so far thanks to my part time job and with financial help from my father.
But he lost his job recently (not his fault, the company was sizing down and letting a lot of employees go) and he is now struggling to even pay his own rent, let alone help me with mine. I’m trying to help him as much as I possibly can with my salary, but it is not sustainable . Because it’s summer I can work more hours and I do not have expenses relating to school. And I am barely getting by, living on ramen noodles and not going out at all. The little savings I had are gone. As soon as the semester starts , I won’t be able to put in as many hours and my expenses will grow out of control .
A loan is not a possibility because neither me nor my father have a steady income at the moment (my part time job apparently doesn’t count) and the bank won’t lend us any money.
If nothing changes by then, I will be forced to quit school in favor of getting a full-time job. Even then it might take some time before I get one. I already stopped seeing my therapist due to the cost and I might have to stop taking my pills as well. If you live with depression, you know that it would not be without consequences.
I am not asking you to fund me long time , I am looking for a better paying job as we speak and my father is going to every interview possible. We just need to survive until things get better.
I know that my life isn’t actually in danger at this moment, unlike that of many people here. My problem is just a minor, personal thing. But I am trying this site in hopes of not spending the rest of my life depressed working a minimum wage job.
I understand if you think I don’t deserve your money, that’s okay. I don’t. But if you could spare a few cents and you for some reason wanted to help me out, I would be very grateful to you. If you gave any questions, want to see my acceptance letters or anything, just ask.