I work forty hours a week at just above the Washington minimum wage. I pay for my medical, dental, and eye care, I try my hardest to pay my bills on time. Now, when I am trying to go back to school, to get a career that is sustaining for me, life happens. I got financial aid that doesn't even cover my tuition, let alone books and fees. I give what little I have left over to my family.
My mother has Multiple Sclerosis, so she has good days, and bad. My Step-father, I just call Dad, he has been there for us through so many hardships, and never once questioned doing anything he can for us. Although he is not well either, he has Diabetes and works so hard to provide for my mother. He has lost most of the vision in his left eye, and has had a heart attack and open heart surgery. I am the one in the very back, the sisters directly on either side of me, and myself are all aiming for higher education and a better standard of life. I want to help so many people but I have to start close to home. Please help my family and I. Thank you for your time!