Hello. I wanted to start off with a big thank you. Thanks for at least taking your time to read this. My name is Cesar Lopez. I am a college student undergoing a very difficult time in my life. These past few years have been extremely hard for me and my family. My dad works for a small paving company of no more then 8 employees and work has been dead these past years. Since we live in Chicago and the weather becomes a barrier, his only chance to work is 4-5 months in the summer. But even then he has not been making more then 10k a year. Ever since my mother had my little sister 13 years ago, she has not been able to find a job due to fact that she can not speak much English. My dad has to provide for us, a family of 5, with the little money he gets.
It gets hard for me here. It almost breaks me down just thinking about this as I type. This past year we almost lost our home because we were behind on payments. And now we are at a dead end. My mom was diagnosed with a tumor about a year ago and it is hard keeping up with house bills and her medical bills. I have been scared that this tumor could result in cancer and take her away from me any day. Ever since I was a child my biggest fear was my mom being diagnosed with cancer and right now I feel like I am living my nightmare. I am not 100% positive that it is cancerous but the cues that I have noticed on my parents have been giving me a suspicion that it is. I know that in a situation like this my parents would keep it a secret in order to not have us worried about it and stay focused at what we are doing, but I will refuse to have a disease take my mothers life. A few days ago she told me that she wanted to get the tumor removed but that she needed around $3,000 in order to pay for the medical expenses. But we can’t afford her medical expenses because if we do we could lose our home.
Now let me tell you a little about my self. Right now I attend a community college close to home and I have a job in retail where I work when I am not in school. All the money I make is used to pay for school, pay personal bills, and help with my family’s financial situation. I am not fortunate enough to have little luxuries, I only have enough to support my family. Believe me, I have been trying to take us out of this financial dilemma for years. I started working around the age of 15 in order to provide help.
Now here is my plan! I’ve always desired to have my own successful business. My mind is always in entrepreneur motion. I look at the world from a business stand point. Whenever I walk into any kind of business, I look at the economic details about it. At my retail job, I am aware of all the marketing strategies and pay attention to detail. I am also working to become a Business major. I know that I am becoming a better entrepreneur day by day. My plan is to open an authentic Mexican grill in the city of Chicago. I know that I will do anything in my power to make this a successful business known nationwide. I am planning to put my heart and soul into this. To better myself, but more importantly, help my family in this desperate time in need. I will create a successful business that will generate enough revenue to help not just my family but other people in need. A certain percentage of the business’s income will be used to help people in need just like my mother. Not just from cancer, but from any life threatening disease.
I decided to share my story on gofundme.com because I am eager to make a change. It’s embarrassing to go on here but I can not make this change by myself. It will take a whole village to help this cause. All donations are sincerely and very much, with all my heart, appreciated. Please help me, help others. It will be a step by step process that will not be done overnight. It could take a few years, but I guarantee that if I receive enough donations I will make something happen.
All donations will be used accordingly and accurately. The first $3000 will be used to pay for my mothers operation in hope that my nightmare could be eliminated. My mother is my world and I could not afford losing her just yet. I still need her and my little sister needs her more then me. As long as I could collect enough for my mother’s operation I will be completely satisfied. I will not give up on the business idea, but it would just have to wait.
Again, I thank you for all your contributions. If you were not able to make a donation I still thank you for taking your time and reading this. Your interest is very much appreciated. I hope for a happy ending.