Hi. I am Eva and I am soon to be a university student. Education has not always been something I thought was possible for me. When I was in school as a kid, I had perfect grades but due to bullying I was forced to move high school. When I started my new school I found it difficult to settle. Shortly afterwards my mother got breast cancer and overwhelmed by everything I dropped out shortly before I turned 14.
I gave alternative education a shot after my mother finished her treatment and unfortunately cancer hit my family again. This time we weren't so lucky. My father died in March 2008 aged 45. I was 15.
Here is where I went off the rails. I startes drinking and taking drugs and staying out all night clubbing. I was trying to find my place in the world and going down all the wrong roads to try and find it.
Then when I was 16 I started to see a counsellor. I discussed how cancer has affected me, why I hated education and why I was so off the rails. I told her about how I was molested as a child by a family member. Another burden I had carried around my whole life.
When I was 17 I went back into education and worked hard to get general learning certificates. At 19 I got a diploma in psychology. Here I am now. 20, almost 21 and due to finally begin university. But I have hit a brick wall. I have worked and saved every last penny, but I am 1500 short despite student finance.
If you could please help donate to make up the last pieces of my university fund you would be helping me to finally achieve my goal of having a degree and getting a good job and at long last make something of myself.