My mother got married in 1989 and got a girl child later in the same year. We were very poor and to add misfortune to this my mother got cancer in her right leg due to which her right leg had to be amputated above the knee in 1994, then for one year she remains silent but did not quit, after one year she returned back to work of teaching children. I was born in 1996.
We were living in a single room on rent my mother is the head of the family, despite all pain she never quit and work hard to get us a small house of our own in 2007. She gets me and my sister educated and my sister got married in 2012, for her marriage she took a loan from local people at high interest because she thought she will clear loan after her marriage but again my sister got peptic ulcer first then tuberculosis and tuberculosis leads to infertility, my sister’s in-laws were not supportive at that time so my mother had to get her treated that’s why she failed to pay the loan. So she took some more debt to pay the previous debt.
In meanwhile I cleared my 12th standard with good marks and I wanted to be doctor, although she was already in debt she did not say no to my education. She paid for my coaching and I got admission in Government College through the entrance, then she paid for my college fees for rest of 4.5 years and also managed all other expenses.
In short, she never got time to pay the debt which increases over the years and she got into vicious cycle but until COVID- 19 she managed all things and never lets us known about it but now she is not working for about 8 months, and all these things unfold to us and now she in under anxiety, depression to the extent that she talks about ending not only her life but also mine and my father’s life. She also tried to run away, last week she ran to sit among beggars to beg but fortunately, police did not allow her so she returned.
She never chooses to beg even after her leg got amputated but now she wants to run and beg, she is in so much fear and pain. The total amount of debt is around 20 lakhs rupees and to save my mother we are planning to sell our only house but still, we will be short of around 5-7 lakhs rupees and then we have to shift in the house on rent but now as my mother is not mentally well and my father only earn 7 thousand rupees a month. So, it will be very hard for us to survive on rent but for my mother, we will try and manage.
I still have 1.5 years left to complete my MBBS but I want to do MS general surgery for which I have to give another entrance for which time is needed. So, I decided to quit my dream branch and opt for MD anesthesiology and also even if do not get Anesthesiology due to lack of time then I will work as an MBBS doctor and will keep on trying for post-graduation. Also, post-graduation will cost 2.5 lakhs per annum.
In short, I have to earn to run the family in a rented house. So, I request all of you with folded hands to donate to save my mother and my education because these are the only things I have left with. Many people ask me why so much debt, do we use money in any other thing. So, I won't say that it all happened because my mother never say no to education but now our relatives raise questions that what is the use of education if you have to sell our house please don’t let their words become true.