I am raising money to try and finish my goal of going to medical school and handle my mother’s medical care. I have been trying to achieve this goal, since I graduated high school in 2001. This journey has been long and very hard. I have had many obstacles to overcome and responsibility to take care of. My mother was disabled on the job and lost her job when I was 14 years old and I have had to help her ever since. She had back surgerys, since she sliped three discs in her back and has a fused spine with rods. She has constant pain, walks with a cain, and can not walk long distances. I would not trade any of the lessons I have learned and the time I have had with my mom during this. It just makes it very difficult to do everything. I have to work as much as I can and have been doing two jobs and going to school the entire time. My mother unfortunately has had many other medical issues along the way as well. She had a perforated ulcer, lost her gallbladder, had a clot in her lung and has an issue wither her parathyroid gland causing her to not have enough calcium in her body and her bones to be brittle.
I tried to get through school with scholarships and grants for a while, but I did have to get some school loans. I than lost my scholarships and grants when the economy tanked. The loans I took out are asking for money I do not have, since I was not able to finish my schooling and get a good job. They are not working with me to find an amount that I can pay. If I can get back into school some of the loans will go on deferment. The others I will have to figure out how to pay.
I had to take five years off of school just to try and get my finances in order so I could try to finish this goal. I want to get back and finish what I started. I have worked so hard for so long and sacrificed so much for my dream and my mom. By being a doctor I will be able to help others as well. The money raised will help me to go to school, take care of the bills associated with my mother’s care, and help pay for a surgery that we had to have on our dog so that he could live. I have never asked people for financial help before, but I am in need of it now please help.