What wouldn't you do for your own mother? Ask yourself that question.
Recently my baby brother was remanded into a local psychiatric in the Western Regional Hospital in Belmopan, Belize due to his condition, Schizophrenia. Things were fine as my mom was able to to a two hour boat ride from where we live and a 2 hour bus ride to visit him. Now, he doesn't seem to get any better and was taken to a bigger and only facility to have him permanently. My mother fell into depression knowing that the new location is famous for mis-treating their patients. Tears slide down my cheek just imagining someone would harm my 20 year old brother in a psychiatric.
I am just 23 years old. Migrated to Costa Rica for better opportunities but found myself being exploited at a car-wash. I have no where to go, no money to move around. I can't get a proper job because I don't have a residency. I applied for asylum but it takes a long while until it is approved.
My 17 year old sister messages me last night. She was hungry, no food, no money and no jobs. it struck me when she said "I can't handle my life anymore"
Depression just seems to be hitting every corner of our little family.
My mom stopped working about two years ago because she needed knee surgeries and due to the lack of funds, we were unable to accomplish that. Everyday things just seem to get worse.
All I want is for us to be able to get back on our feet. I want to relieve my mom from medical, high-school bills and for us to be able to continue studying. I am 23, Ian is 20 and Kristy is 17 and none of us has been able to finish high-school.
I know that some day I'd be able to tell my mom, "I paid your bills", "We can go grocery shopping", "Lets have a Sunday BBQ"
After all, what wouldn't I do for my single mother?