My son is studying to be an engineer from Ohio State University. Currently he is working on his Thesis and plans to undertake research next semester to increase the weight of his degree. He lives with his wife and his 3 years old daughter in Ohio and although his wife is very supportive, day care is their last resort to put the baby in safe hands so my son can study while his wife is working.
He needs support now, and for long I have tried to think of a way to ease things for him and getting funds from people willing to help was the only solution I could think of.
There are times when life throws a myriad of challenges at you, pushing you to the edge and making it absolutely impossible to walk out of it all unscabbed. The times you’re forced to go off track, put your ego aside and chose to walk the hard walk because it’s the only option you’re left with, the only way to light at the end of the tunnel. Because I have heard that help finds its way to you, that human conscience is greater than global differences and that God never burdens a soul more than it can bear.
According to the statistics of deaf, published by the New York Times, the numbers of deaf in the world are roughly calculated to be from 700,000 to 900,000, and of these 63 per cent are said to be born deaf, the others losing their hearing by different accidents. 360 million people worldwide have disabling hearing loss. And I make up one of the one-third of people over 65 years of age who are affected by disabling hearing loss.
I have been challenged since as long as I can remember. I was born deaf and raised in Ohio. I have struggled since the very start of life, struggled to keep up with my siblings, my fellows and life in general. But I won’t say that life has been mean to me. No, I am incredibly grateful for everything that life has bestowed upon me, especially my beautiful wife and my six wonderful children. I lost one of them a few years back, in 2002, when he was only sixteen. Although I really wish I could have helped him somehow and have him next to me right now but I don’t regret it for I am sure he is resting in a better place right now. I can’t help him as he has passed away but I can help my other children. And I do, believe me, I spend my day and night working for them, to fulfil all their requirements but lately, I feel like I am not doing enough.
Currently, I am settled in Palestine, living with my wife and children. I have landed a moderate job here that doesn’t pays much. My pay scale is pretty low but I do not complain since I am working with, and helping, the deaf community in Palestine and since many of them are poor, I don’t feel right asking them for money. However, my children are still young and studying. Since the very start, I made a pact with myself that I would not let my low income come in the way of my children’s education. I want the best education for my children because I believe that education will bring the best quality of life, the life I never had. And, having been through it myself I know that, without a degree, the opportunity for the future is limited. That is why I am here today, to raise money to educate my children because I am old now and can’t manage to do it all by myself. Even though my budget is always tight and my pockets mostly empty, I still try to do whatever I can to aid my son with his graduate expenses. But I feel like I am not doing enough for him because he is always stressed about his life whenever we talk.
My son is studying to be an engineer from Ohio State University. Currently he is working on his Thesis and plans to undertake research next semester to increase the weight of his degree. He lives with his wife and his 3 years old daughter in Ohio and although his wife is very supportive, day care is their last resort to put the baby in safe hands so my son can study while his wife is working. He needs support now, and for long I have tried to think of a way to ease things for him and getting funds from people willing to help was the only solution I could think of.
People, I request you to please pitch in and help my boy. I don’t want him to give up his degree and land a menial job and let the vicious cycle of challenges swallow my family line. I want him to finish his degree and get the job he deserves. Please help me make that possible with your funds. My son also wish to help me by donating his services to the deaf community in Palestine once he graduates so I assure you, not a penny of what we raise is going to be wasted.
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