It all started on April 4th, 2017 on a trip back to Berlin from Budapest. A journey and a five minute acquintance changed my life for the next ten years. That day I met a man I fell in love with. Since that day both our lives took a turn for the worse. Now he is behind the bars and I am struggling to survive. I tried to stay in touch after I got back home sending him daily messages but did not hear back. This went on for a few weeks until finally one day he got back to me asking me to lend him some money as he was financially struggling. At the time, I was already in debt myself paying back my student loans but was able to afford my personal expenses. One night on a video call, while he was crying in a hotel room in front of my eyes, I felt sorry for him and promised to help him and his sons, and I kept my word. Not long after he was suspended from work due to consuming sleeping drops at work (he was a flight attendant). He also broke his leg in an accident and had to get operated on. I continued to send him messages of support day and night. I was always there to support him mentally and financially. I started paying his rent and some other expenses. Unfortunately, my efforts to support him financially took a toll on my own finances. I started a second job but after six months I was physically so much under pressure that I left the job. Here I am now struggling to make ends meet. Three days ago, I got word from his sons that he has been put in jail for threatening to murder someone. I was in shock. I could not believe that all of my help had been in vain and he was not a free man anymore.
I sit in despair now owing a significant debt to the bank which if paid back within ten years will amount to nearly 50,000 euros. I spend my days with the prospect that my next ten years of youth will pass under constant financial struggle. I can even no longer afford a trip back to my home country to visit my mother. I ask every one of you reading this story to pray for me, for my health, and that I can withstand this pain and stress.
If you feel so compelled to help your sister in need, please do. Every bit will count. Every bit will help bring a flicker of hope back into my world. My only intention was to lend a helping hand. Now I am in need of one myself.
May God bless you all.