I have not asked my adoptive parents for money in literally years — at least 4 years (freshman year of college), and my biological father I have; however, he has not agreed to help me with anything except with school, which I have finished. Mind you, both sets of my parents are well-off, both owning their own businesses and making really good money.
As of tomorrow I have to sell my car in order to pay for lyme disease treatment. Lyme disease treatment is a few thousand dollars and can be up to thousands and thousands if the oral antibiotics do not work and intravenous IV’s are needed. My car is a really good car and has been exceptionally maintained. I have literally put over $3,000 dollars into the car and have every single receipt for it. It has an absolute zero accident history and clean carfax report. The car has held up really well and is extremely reliable.
I am upset that I have to sell my car now in order to pay for treatment, and it’s a shame because it is going to jeopardize my independence, financial security, and ability to find a job.
My mother has helped my 40-something year-old brother out, providing him with $800.00 a week, etc. whenever he needs help because he’s currently going through financial difficulty, yet I, her own daughter, is sick and she is unwilling to help me with a medical necessity. No good mother with a decent heart would ever allow her child –again, who has not asked or received money for her in years, to go untreated with a chronic illness.