It may be hard for someone to read this letter but I hope you will atleast give the chance to read this.
I am Kim the second eldest son of Salve Family. I am a breadwinner who's struggling with financial difficulties for my family right now.
My family is facing a hard situation right now. Year 2006 when my dad was diagnosed with diabetes and PTB that made him stop working. It was a mild attack when his head hit the floor resulting to trauma enabling him not to walk. He was bedridden and due to this my mom that time worked far away to earn and survive.
Luckily, by the end of 2009, He was able to walk by the help of a wheelchair.
With a little help from a my dad's brother, we moved in to a new a house while my mom was away. With the said situation, my elder sister looked for a job to help my mom cover expenses. I was the one assigned to look after my father.
While studying in college, I managed to take care of him and was able to work and earn. Unfortunately, on April 2016 I was surprised with a news from my sister that our little brother was diagnosed with Acute Myelogenous Leaukemia, a cancer of the blood. I was shocked as it was the end of the world but with eagerness and hope, we helped him recovered with support, love and prayer. Due to expenses, bills were getting high that it made to the point that we cannot afford to send him anymore in any hospitals. The condition had worsen, seven months came it was November 2016 he passed away.
It was really hard not just to lose someone but also the fact that you cant afford to give him a good burial. People helped us including officials in our community raised fund. Grieving with what happened , four days after my brother's burial, my dad was rushed to the ospital. He was put under intensive care unit and survived the heart attack. It was me and my sister was working with day and night to sustain and cover the needs.
After those tragic moments, we live peacefully away from stress and problems. However, month of June the next year 2017, My elder sister died too due to cardiac arrest. Due to loans and debts, we were not able to give her the at least the good burial. We end up selling everything we have including appliances and even asking a help from a national television for fund raising. We moved out and rented a new house.
It was again 20 days after my sister's burial, my father was admited again to a hospital because of heart attack.
Problem worsen and I need to earn more so I worked far away to help my family's expenses. Expenses covers education of my little sisters, my father's maintenance as well as house rent, electric and water bill. Working and striving so hard to give them the future and to escape the poverty, I was then again surprised at the hospital June of this year 2018 after being admitted in a local hospitaI I was diagnosed with Stage 3A Chronic Kidney Diseases. The doctor's advised me to stop working because it will just get the condition worse.
I have no choice but to work to help my family. As a 23 years old man, it was extremely difficult realizing the occurences of this life. Just recently month of July, I resigned cause my body is getting weak. With such, we have no income right now. It was already 3 months since we had the last payment for house rent and even the electricity was cut off due to non payment. I asked my sister to stop schooling cause we have no choice. The house owner is asking us to move out by the last week of November and in time we can decide what to do and we have nowhere to run. Furthermore, I am writing this letter knocking into your hearts to ask for a little help. Any amount will do. Your prayers and support matters. Thank you so much and may God Bless You!