“In late 2009, my mom fell while going up a flight of stairs at work. After many surgeries, she still finds herself dealing with issues related to the fall and unable to work over 5 years later,” shared John.
John is one of our scholarship recipients, and his story reflects a central theme all our kids’ stories share: their parent was injured on the job.
Along with worrying about their other siblings and the stress of caring for an injured parent — or the grief of losing a parent — the kids can no longer count on that parent’s income, and the likelihood that they cannot afford to continue their education increases significantly.
“I realized my dream of going to school would also come with a significant amount of debt,” John said. “But that all changed when I heard about Kids’ Chance.”