here is Gabriel, 23, bipolar, trans, trying to fight for his dreams. Here's my story.
I was born in Italy from an immigrant father and a disabled mother, both beautiful people, but definetly not rich. I grewed up in a group home for people with disabilities. Fortunately high school in Italy is for free, so I could have a good education: my dream was to go to university and study philosophy.
But my country wouldn't allow me that: university is expensive in Italy and I needed to move out of the group home, so I couldn't afford me to pay both university and a flat's rent.
As soon as I finished high school I moved to Germany, where university has no taxes. I learned German in one year and assigned for university. Two days before the course started, my father called: my mum had had cancer for 6 years and was about to die.
The whole power I had felt in myself broke down.
Since then I couldn't study anymore. I've had no concentration and suffered from extreme shifts in mood: I was dignosted with bipolar disorder last year.
My father went back to his home land, Colombia; I have no economical support from nowhere. The fact that I am trans doesn't make it easier: old friends and my mother's family don't support me because of it.
My disorder is pretty hard right now and doesn't allow me to work. (And as a trans person it is more difficult to find a job).
So I don't know how to pay my medicine, my health care, my flat and my living costs. I already have debts towards the health insurance and a psychiatric clinic.
I am lost. I did it alone until here and I don't wanna give up. I want to get better and be able to study again...but first I need money and medication.
I will appreciate and be very thankful for every donation and every click!