For those who know our family, we are Antonio Bernardo's daughters, our late father who died unexpectedly last year November 8, 2017. Anfe Bernardo is the second eldest among the 8 children, who is in her 4th year level in tertiary taking up Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, area of specialization in Animation. We managed to continue our studies and chose to not give up on our dreams despite the sudden loss and absence of financial support.
I, Mary-Ann Bernardo, the eldest of the children is also continuing my studies as a 4-year program scholar in a public college on our community while at the same time sending my sisters to school whom 2 (Anfe, Susette) are in college, 2 (Andrea, Beatrice) in senior high school and the other 3 (Vanessa, Charmee, Antoniette) are in highschool.
A number of very special people who knew my father, heartwarmingly helped us during his death which is the most difficult time of our lives. We would like to let you know how grateful we are still today, tomorrow and in forever.
Our family is once again will be asking for your help. Despite having a source of income in the past few months, trying our best to make ends meet, learning every skill we can possibly acquire on the internet, buying and selling things to make a profit, I have to admit that I may have reached the point where I can no longer do it all alone.
My sister is in a private college whose tuition fee just had an increase. We are always behind every semester's payments, enabling her to enter the school year by paying her previous semester's due and providing a 2,000 peso down payment and a promissory note to pay the rest of the entrance fee on a particular month. We can no longer transfer her to a cheaper college because she's already in her last year and we would not want to mess up her college timeline.
I just applied for a job post with a graveyard shift that will start in November, and I am in deep worry on how can I not let her give up on this. I need to be honest, I am near hopelessness when I remembered about this fundraising platform and despite the embarrassment or negative impressions this may bring, I took the courage to let everyone know that we need an ample of help from your kind hearts.
I know my father would never want my sister to stop with a little more step remaining before the finish line. I know he'll do everything he can to pay her tuition fee because he have done it a couple of times and I'd like to put the same positivity he taught us.
Anfe's enrollment would be on October 29. I know this is a too short notice because this was our last straw. I am praying that we will be heard in God's grace.