For every attempt that I’ve made to get up, I have fallen twice. I suffer from clinical depression as well as from a severe form of spinal disc herniation. There are days, when I just want to give up because of the sheer pain and depression that plagues me day-in-and-day-out. Wished to do so many things in life but every attempt feels absolutely, negligible.
Discrimination runs deep, every time a prospective employer finds out about my debilitating condition I get turned away in a politically correct manner – if there is even such a thing.
My wife is the only breadwinner in the home and we struggle to make ends meet. To my children we try to be better parent and to provide all the basic life’s necessities. And to my own father, whom had sacrificed every single cent to see his own son smile is now frail and ill, at the age of 80. I feel ashamed, because I can’t look after him at his time of need. Sometimes in the wee hours of the night, I struggle to sleep as emotions run high.
My name is Dan. A father, husband and a son. I have failed in life and I have failed my family. I am not proud and even embarrassed to declare my anguish on an open public forum but it seems though, I have run out of choices.
I hope to care for my father, my children and my wife without having them to worry so much about my health and of our daily financial struggles. I also plan to put some money aside on setting-up an organisation in which we can provide gift-of-toys and services to a local children’s hospital. This is something that both my wife and myself always wanted to do. Do what little we can next to the amazing doctors and nurses to lessen the burden of pain these little souls endure.
I am quite prepared that my appeal may very well go unnoticed or may even face countless criticism but I remain resolute to my cause, and I hope to pull-out from these ugly circumstance one day or another.
I hope those who have the means and the ability to help those with noble causes will do so generously, on this platform but please don’t burden yourself if you can’t. Even if you decide to just part with your blessings at this juncture, I will accept them with open arms. We need all the help and blessings that we can get. For now, I wish you peace, strength and love. God bless.