A Father in Need
Organized by: Nicholas Stokes
Hello, my names Nick and this is one of the last things I could think of doing for my Dad. When I was fourteen my mom left me, my Dad, and my little sister. That was five years ago. Since then we've lost our home and most of our possessions. We've been living at my uncles since I was fifteen. My Mom hasn't done anything to help us, but still acts like she's in our lives everyday, even though she lives in Arizona, and we're in Indiana. She makes her living selling cars, and has everything she could ever dream of. Meanwhile me and my family eat once a day, and barely have anything. Today I went downstairs to my Dad crying and talking about taking his own life. We've tried, we really have. All we need is a little help, and like my father I hate asking for it, but I honestly have no where else to turn. I don't want my family to be like this, and we never have a opportunity to make it better. He used to be a carpenter and built beautiful homes that he was proud of. He lost that job when the housing market crashed, and the company he worked for closed down. Since then he's been working at WalMart for meager wages that can barely support us. In the past few years his health has been really failing him, and there's no way he can go back to the career he used to have. Like I said we have very limited options, and I'm tired of seeing him be so broken. It's been five years and nothings gotten better. So I decided to come here, and ask for a little help. He doesn't know about this, and he'll probably be very upset that I asked for help when he finds out, but in the end he really needs it and he'll greatly appreciate it. I'm not asking for much just enough to help us get on our feet and get have enough for a foundation for us to build off of. I just want to see my Dad happy again, and for us to have a chance at something better. Anything is appreciated. Thank you.