Throughout my life, I always felt like my family had the worst fate. Unlike my friends who I found to be so perfect, I found myself wishing I had their life.
My parents got divorced when I was 11 years old, but their marriage has always been fragile since I was 9. That was the time where I was forced to grow up, to understand that life is not always perfect, and sometimes we have to face the music. My family broke into pieces, and along with it my heart but I never told my friends what happened to me and my family. I grew up with my mother raising me and my 4 other siblings. We suffered a lot when our father left us, financially and emotionally. I still remember the time when my mother walked me to school with nothing but a bottle of water from home for lunch.
When we were in the midst of hardship my mother started to work again as a clerk in a chicken processing company which managed to change our lives gradually. Throughout the years my father was still in the picture, however, he was not that big of a help to us. He visited me and my 4 other sisters once in a blue moon but I like it that way because I still felt the pain inside and I was scared that I would get angry. However, I worked it out and I accepted everything that happened as a life lesson for me to grow up stronger than anybody else and to work hard to help my family.
I made it to medical school and with the help of my mother’s money , Yayasan Chow Kit (KL Krash Pad) and with a little money that I have saved while working at few places from September 2013 up until January 2014. I was beginning to worry as I can no longer afford lunch and my scholarship was still in process. During the Chinese New Year break , I went back to KL for 1 week and I visited my friends at KL Krash Pad. On that day, suddenly out of nowhere Kak Shanti who is the Center Manager at Kl Ktash Pad told me that I was going to have a meeting with a Mr. Kian who is interested to help with my fees. Since I received my scholarship from JPA and they would not allow their scholars to receive any sort of financial support from any company, I can only accept the financial support up until my scholarship is banked in. The reason I need the financial support for only few months is because I can not ask my mother for a huge amount of money because I have two other sisters who are still studying in UniKL and two other sisters that are still in secondary school. Thus, I really appreciate the help which mostly will be use to support my daily needs like foods , to print assignments and to buy some books.
There is no way that I can ever repay the good deeds but hopefully one day I will become a great doctor and I can help others by contributing back to society.