I'm 23 years old. I'm supporting my grandparents on my own. I'm an only child, legally. My mother passed away when i was 7 years old and my grandparents raised me ever since. My father left me at my grandparents since my mom died. My dad has a new family now, and for whatever reason he doesn't want me around, and since 2009 i haven't heard from him.
Everything i know in this world comes from my grandparents. We were an average family, struggling to make ends meet and have 3 meals a day until i finally graduated high school. It was a tough time, but we made it.
My grandparents wanted me to attend college, but that wasn't an option anymore. My grandmother and grandfather are both suffering from high blood pressure. After i finished high school, they didn't stop working. My grandmother works in a catholic church as a part of the ministry staff, and my grandfather works in a financial cooperative. I worked jobs that i could find, the only thing that stuck to me was working as an internet installer. I'm getting paid $10 a day. Combined with my grandparents' income, we still made ends meet. But we couldn't keep up with their meds along with other bills including apartment rent, water, electricity, and so on.
I just want them to live in comfort. They shouldn't even be working anymore. And unpaid loans are killing us right now. I'm not asking for much, i just want them checked by a good doctor, get the meds and treatment they deserve, and relax for the rest of their lives, especially my grandmother. I don't want them to one day pass on with regret, and i don't want to regret not being able to give them a good life. Being an only child, and as an orphan from my parents, this world put us in so much struggle, i don't care about me, i just want them to live the rest of their days in peace, and free from worry. I keep telling them everything's gonna be fine, but i'm not even sure for how long.
Thank you for listening. Just having someone knowing our story lifts the weight off my chest, even if only a little.