Hello Everyone! I hope all of you are safe in this pandemic.
I'll introduce myself first, I am Theodore Alexandre Cosejo, an incoming freshman in College this year. And I am planning to enroll myself in an online University here in our country. I decided to do that because of course everyone's worried, or scared to go outside because Covid, and aside from that I am a working student, I work at day time which gave me conflicts with my schedule in school. Some of you might think that I should sacrifice one of them because both of those needs total focus, and I agree to that. However, in my situation I can't. If I want to study I need to work full time to earn money to pay for my tuition, because my parents can't afford to send me to school. And if I choose to quit my job, not only me will affected, but also my family.
Both of my parents have medical condition that restricts them to have a job. And I have one brother who is still a minor that also stopped studying because we're financially incapable. I really want to help them. And with my current situation I can't do much, because the salary that I'm getting is not enough to cover all the expenses that we have. And the only option that I have is to finish my studies to have better opportunities in the future. I am just a High School graduate, and nothing's wrong with that, but sadly here in the Philippines, educational attainment is really important when it comes to applying for job. That's why even though I want to look for a job that'll help ms vocer everything or at least 80% of it, I can't. And it's very frustrating. I currently work in the call center industry, I can say the salary that I'm earning is enough if you're living solo, but I don't want to abandon my family, I can't, and I won't.
Being a student is really hard, yet very rewarding when you successfully attained your goal. Honestly, before I decided ti go back to school again, me, and my brother were stuck in the house for 5 years. At that time, we are not a High School graduate yet, and I'm still a minor back then, good thing we have this thing called 'acceleration exam' which will help you graduate high school without going through high school, we studied a lot to pass the exam because that's the onky way for me to get a job when I turn legal at that time. And with that happening my grandmother died which led my mother to depression, bipolar disorder, and anxiety attacks. It really broke my heart to see her that way. Because growing I saw her as a very strong mother, but don't get me wrong I still see her that way. It's just that I'm not used to seeing her like that, and going back in that situation aside from feeling broken, and really sad about it, I actually hated myself because I feel I'm useless, I can't do anything to cheer her up. Her friends didn't even visit her which worsen her depression. I don't know if everyone is aware of this illness, it is called Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, she was also diagnosed with it. That's why I'm doing my best not to give her stress. And I want her to be happy always! I love my family very much! That's why I want to give them a good life, and for me if graduating with a degree is the way to help me open doors of opportunities, I'll do everything to achieve that.
That's just about 5% of I want to share to you guys hehe. I'm sorry for being too talkative, but the reason why I made a fundraising event is because I need help with my studies. As I have mentioned before, I am planning to enroll in an online university, which means I need a computer/laptop to make that happen. I had a computer desktop before, but due to oldness it gave up. And I don't know, but I think for everyone laptops are very expensive. And I really can't afford to buy one on my own. That's why I am seeking for your help guys, I am not forcing anyone to donate money to me, but to those who are willing, please help me. :( Any amount will be appreciated!
P. S. Thank you for giving time to read this. It really means a lot! :) I hope everyone of you are safe, I know all of us are in a tough situation right now, but let's stay strong, and let's not be reckless, we need to take care of ourselves! Let's protect ourselves! :D