Hi, I'm Tianhua, A. K. A. Paelin from China. (not Sarah Palin Palin, but they pronounce the same)
Okay, so thing is, I came out as gay to my parents one and a half year ago, they've never talked to me after I came out to them and they cut off my living expenses, so I have to take a year off because I don't have money to continue my senior year.
"It's going to be alright, I can get a job and save up my tuition, not a big deal."
I think I can actually do that, so I applied for a job at IKEA and they hired me, I started to save money right after I got my job. I haven't bought new clothes for 2 years, and still using iPhone 5c --which bought 6 years ago. I have Vitiligo, a skin condition which makes some part of my skin look pale and reduces my immunity, and I got sick easily. I spend about 10% in average of my monthly income for medical use. Other than that, I'm fine.
Then Coronavirus came, I got suspended from work due to pandemic, struggling to live with a part-time job that can only cover part of my rent and living costs. I can only spend $1.75 a day for food in order to pay my rent.
From February to June, I used all my savings to pay for rent and essential costs. I can only afford food that's below $1.75 per day, so all of my only meal of the day is bread and water during these four months.
I tried to contact my mom and dad, they blocked my calls and texts, I got depressed and attempted suicide in this March, I jumped from the 2nd floor and hurt myself badly. Trust me, you will get depressed if you have only one meal a day and that meal is just bread and water.
After coming back to school, I applied for tuition deferral procedures, my college approved.
"Yes! I can now graduate without another gap year!"
Then, 2 months later, my counselor told me that I have to pay rest of my tuitions before mid-December, or else, I will not be graduated.
So now, I'm desperately asking you guys for help, it takes a lot for me to get help from a stranger, but now, I have no choice.
PLEASE HELP ME.
Every cents helps.