Who am I?
My name is Edgar, and I am originally from San Diego, California. I have lived in Rome, Italy for the past 12 years. I currently work at a small liberal arts university. Coming from a low-income Hispanic family, I did my best to make my parents proud to be the first to go to college. I had always been fascinated by Italy and its culture. So, I move to Italy in 2008 to pursue a BA in Italian Studies.
Why am I here?
I could really use some help right now. While living in Italy, I have always had enough money to pay my bills, including my private student loans. However, this has all changed with the outbreak of the coronavirus virus. Italy has been in lock-down mode since early March, and this has taken an emotional and financial toll on me. My hours were reduced and my second job no longer asks me to go in. I am not sure how I am going to survive for the next few months. I have already fallen behind on payments.
It was just announced that we will be under quarantine until Easter, since there are still a lot of coronavirus cases and deaths. It is so sad to see such a beautiful country reduced to this state. My hopes are that this nightmare will be over soon, and Italy can come out strong.
I would appreciate any assistance during this difficult period. The amount posted may seem a lot, but it will definitely make a difference in my life in the next months. I will forever be grateful to your generosity. If you cannot contribute, I still appreciate you reading this. Maybe you can share this story? Thank you!!! Be safe. PayPal at paypal.me/edgarbarrales89.