My name is Daniel and I live in Europe, Romania. I'm the first child to ever go to College in my whole family, including cousins, aunts, etc. We are a big family consisting of three boys and two girls plus my Mom and Dad. I'm the eldest child, so all of my brothers and sisters are smaller than me and still in high school. My Dad lost his job a few years back and wasn't able to find another one and his health problems don't really recommend him. So, my mother is the only one who is bringing an income in the household by cleaning people's houses and that is not much, it barely sustains our primary needs.
I was able to start college, right after finishing high school, two years ago which was very massive news for whole the family, and somehow managed to pay my tuition at the time with the help of my mother and with the little small income I gained by working at a Cafe in my first year.
After the first semester ended I had to stop working at the Cafe because I didn't have time to study no more and was very exhausting at the same time. I basically woke up at 6 am to be ready for classes at 7 am sharp and after finishing classes at 6 pm, I would head to my workplace for my shift at 7 pm and worked till 1 am the next day when my shift ended. Then I would go home take a little nape and be back on my feet at 6 in the morning to start it all over again. I did this for almost three months, little sleep, little food, and a very exhausting schedule with no time to read much for my Law classes, I study Law by the way, I think I forgot to mention.
Anyway, I kept all that hectic schedule up for barely three months when just one day I simply collapsed in the middle of the street, I felt like my body was giving up on me. I got in the hospital for a week to recover which cost me a week of work, a week of classes and a big hospital bill to pay.
After that, I decided together with my parents that working wasn't good for me anymore, so I would just focus on studying and learning while my Mom would just take a little more work to keep up with the expenses. So, we did that and it worked for a year and a half. I focused solely on studying and had the honor to be the top student in my whole year when classes ended which was such a gratifying experience, I was so proud of myself, my parents were too.
I finished my second year last June and was supposed to go for my third year in October that's about to come, but two things happened. The Faculty members decided to increase the tuition and my mother lost a great number of her customers where she would go to clean their houses.
I know that me working isn't an option cause I won't be able to study and can't find anything that pays good and fits my schedule. I was thinking about dropping out for a while and maybe succeed to raise the money I need to continue in the future, but a good friend of mine who knows my struggles recommended I try this website.
So, this is what I'm doing. I'm putting my last hope into you, hoping that someone will understand me or be able to help me to finish College.
I'm putting all of my trust and hopes into you,