Hello Everyone! Welcome to my page. My name is Alex and I graduated college in May 2013 from the University of Kentucky. I am hoping to raise money to help pay off my college loans. My family has come upon some hard times this year and I am in a struggle to keep my head afloat. To give you a little background I come from a middle class family that is living in a place that is too expensive for us. My father always wanted the best for me and my two younger brothers (who are both in college) and so my parents moved to Connecticut hoping to provide a better life to his kids. Both my parents grew up in working class familys and both wanted to give their children more than what they had. My father works long hours commuting to New Jersey to work a job that pays too little for where we live. He helped me pay for a lot of my college and both of my brothers and as of May 2, 2013 is unemployed. I am hoping to raise money for my loans so that I can put aside money each month to help my father pay for my loans. Its been a rough year and a struggle for my family financially and I am hoping to some how help my parents without becoming broke and bankrupt myself. I come from a broken family where my father is an alcoholic and one of my brothers is an addict himself. Its hard watching your family members suffer and dig themselves deeper into the world of addicction. I don't know when and what my family will be doing or how long we can live in the house I grew up in. I know this might be confusing to follow because my mind is all over the place trying to grasp all the changes that have occured in the past 12 months. I've never asked for help from people before I was raised to work hard and help others and now it seems I have to ask for help from others. I am hoping to help my family now and in the future so that my parents and brothers can get back to a normal healthy life. Thank you for those who are able to help me on my journey. I know there is a power greater than myself that is looking over me but it is still so scary to walk into the unknown and not know how or when things will get better. I have learned to take things one day at a time and that is what I am trying to do.