I am 15 years old boy with big ambitions and I like new things. I live in Slovakia in a small flat with my parents and 5 siblings. In 1998 my mother has gone to maternity leave, so now she still can’t work normal and her wage is too low for a family with 8 members. My dad is more than 20 years a soldier and his wage is better but no sufficient. I have also two brothers and three sisters. One of my brothers is Michael (17) and the other one is David (7). My sisters are Teresa (11), Anne (9) and Dorothy (2). There was one baby more but she died before she got borned. Teresa has a polio since her born so her left hand and left leg are shorter than the right hand and right leg.
Because of this we have less money for buying things we want. The average wage of our family is 1000€ per month buty we need to pay for using electricity, water, gas, traveling to school, rent and many other things. So we have every month about 400€ for feed our family with 8 members. It means that often I can't buy things I want and the major of my clothes, books or things I use are from my friends or kinfolks. I can also study and learn thanks to them.
But that's not what I want to live! When I was 6 years old, a psychologist told me that my intelligence is above standard (IQ 152) and that brings me to feel that I can do more and money can't stop me. I have a perfect plans for future: I want to learn play the drums, cause I like music so much; I want to buy a notebook, cause making videos, movie special effects and working with graphic is what fascinate me more than 7 years. I would also like to buy some clothes that my friends won't have to buy it for me anymore.
In our flat, we live 3 boys in one small room and 3 girls in a little bit smaller room. We are a family without many common things, e.g. television (but I think that it's not necessary); but I think there's something more important that is annoying me for a long time - we have never been together on vacation near the sea. We have never traveled together as a family to any other country... But we still dream and hope. We also started to save money for a vacation but they was always something that needed to pay and our saved money "disappear" in a moment.
I have a dream of better life but if you help, for sure will these dreams and reality collide. I am thankful for every support, if you can help with 1$ or 50$. I believe that every dollar will be helpful - for buy a drums, notebook, go on vacation or anything other will surely help our family.