As the oldest of three children, Caleb is used to juggling his homework and part-time job, while still finding time to care for his younger brothers. Caleb has always given most of paycheck to his parents for household expenses and keeps the remaining funds for clothes and other necessities. When Caleb's mother became sick with COVID-19, the family quickly worked out a plan to keep her isolated and assumed that within a few weeks she'd be back to work. However as an asthmatic, her conditioned quickly deteriorated and she was hospitalized.
Happily, she is back at home but like many COVID survivors with underlying medical conditions, she struggles in carrying out simple household chores and isn't able to return to work immediately. Caleb contacted the Student Emergency Support Fund Committee with a request for a grant to help pay for food. . Caleb's dad continues to work full-time while Caleb took a leave of absence from his job to care for his mother and brothers. Caleb hopes to return to work soon.
Your contributions are a lifeline to students like Caleb and their families as they struggle financially. Your consideration and support are deeply appreciated.
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