My cousin needs your help for his medications and therapy sessions.
About three years ago, my cousin was complaining to his parents about these bullies at school who keeps on verbally taunting him. His parents simply advised him to be the bigger person, ignore them, and don’t get into any fights. But then, a few months later, he complained that it’s gotten worse. He said that they are now telling him that they’re going to beat him up and kill him. His parents were shocked, and they decided that it’s time to get the school’s administration involved. So, they set up a meeting with the principal and told her what was happening to their son. She called in my cousin and the adviser to ask for the names of the students involved. But when he gave out the names, the teacher didn’t seem to know who they were. They then went to the classroom and asked him to point them out. He did just that, but they couldn’t see the people that he was talking about. At first, they thought that he was just scared to reveal who the bullies were, but soon realized that he was being serious.
Upon this discovery, they sought help from a psychiatrist to understand what was happening to him. After series of tests, he was diagnosed with Schizophrenia. Unfortunately, he was in denial. He didn’t want to take any medication or receive any sort of treatment. He refused to believe that there was anything wrong with him. But they didn’t give up on convincing him that he needs to get help. Eventually the symptoms got so bad that he could no longer convince himself that he was fine. He finally agreed to receive treatment. It took some time, but the treatment eventually worked. He got better.
But schizophrenia is a chronic mental disorder. It’s treatable and manageable, but not curable. He needs constant medication and therapy. Unfortunately, the family can no longer support his treatment on our own. We need help in paying for his medical bills. My cousin knows that he will probably have to deal with this forever. Still, he wishes to live a relatively normal and happy life. We hope that you can help us support his treatment and make his wish come true.