I started this Campaign for my two little girls who are my life. They are literally the reason I breath everyday. I could not imagine my life without them and both their names literally mean "gift from God". I am hoping and praying that with this campaign I will be able to raise funds for my children to be able to go to school and have a normal life that all children should be entitled to. I home school them and incorporate my art background in their daily exercise plan. But the shortage of basic stationary and learning material is a big challenge, and one I hope will be resolved by means of this campaign.
As parents we do not always see the struggles which will lie ahead with having children, especially the financial ones. We live in South Africa (third world country) which has been through a rough few years. The financial distress of our country has left my 45 year old husband struggling to make ends meet and his age counts against him in many work sectors. I am a 31 year old disabled and qualified artist. My disability leaves me most days in pain and with almost monthly bladder/ UTI infections. Which makes matters worse is that I have been wearing diapers my whole life because of paralysis in parts of my lower body, due to the Spina Befida I was born with. So as humorous as I find it some days its also very sad that I should share my 5 year old's diapers with her. Some days are better than others. I think if I had to elaborate on how badly I was treated as a child because of my disability... lets just say,' it was bad. Children are not kind to other children from different backgrounds or being underprivileged. I guess that is also one of the reasons I so desperately need for my daughters to have every opportunity at a normal life.
Our living arrangements are from one rent house to another because we are unable to make rent some months and end up being evicted. We now live with two other men to try and cut on living expenses. I am thankful for every day that I have a roof over my head and am able to spend with my daughters.