Hi everyone, my name is Vin. I was born 27 Dec 2004, I am 16 years old now , I am a survivor, I was born prematurely at 6months only, so I needed to be incubated for 3months to survive, however due to lack of financial resources that time the doctor forced me to be removed from my incubator as early as 2 months, my mom and dad said I was so small and fragile as a baby... while growing up, for some unexplainable reason the fluids in my knees are drying and my legs are getting smaller, so since then I am not able to walk yes I am a PWD but despite that I still love playing with my brother and sister. I am in grade 7 now, I am fond of studying too, I like to finish college so I can help my parents. I have one brother whose name is Vincent, he's very smart and often gets awards from our school. He's in grade 5 and our youngest sister is Yomi. She's grade 2.
My father used to be a school bus driver ( not actually a bus he's driving an old Ford Fierra with 16 students capacity) but because we have this pandemic and all are doing online schooling, his work was affected and needs to stop, he's now doing a part time job as a construction worker. Do you know that even though I am so big as him now he still used to carry me piggyback way up to the 4th Floor of our school because we don't have an elevator? My mother is working too, it's very far from our place, like three to four hours commute, she often goes out of the house while we are still asleep and when she comes home from her job we are already sleeping. Life like this we need to bear.
I decided to create this campaign because my brother and I are only using a small old hand phone to study online and it's not that easy, especially most of the times my eyes are failing me ( I have a blurred vision since young, I am wearing a specs though, but perhaps my eyes grade are no longer matching with my glasses). I just would like to ask your help so I can buy a laptop for me and my brother for us to study comfortably.
Please help us to smoothly study so we can finish fast, in the future, we plan to assist those kids who are having the same case like mine. I'd like to give them hope and be a model that there's no limitations even if we are not like you who can enjoy to walk and go everywhere, I hope someday I can travel too and tell that story to everyone.
And I would also like to take this opportunity. I pray that you help me replace the spoiled battery of my wheelchair. ( The wheelchair was given to me by my godfather when I was little) so when we face the world after covid19 I can use my wheelchair again to join our school activities. I like dancing with my wheelchair.
I like to thank all of you in advance for your good heart and please take care too.
Thank you for reading me