Imagine having three children and promising to fund their college education, only for life to throw a curveball that forces you to break that promise. 😣 That's the unfortunate reality for this family, whose youngest child's dream of attending the same private college as his older brothers is now shattered. With mounting medical debt and job loss due to the pandemic, the parents are left with no choice but to send their youngest to a state school on a scholarship. But what happens when the youngest child blames his sick brother and cuts off communication with the family? 💔
The Family's College Funding Promise 🎓
Older Sons Attend Private College 💰
Middle Child's Serious Illness 😷
Pandemic Worsens Financial Situation 🦠
State School Scholarship for Youngest 🏫
Youngest Wants Private College Too 🚫
Loan Rejection and Housing Market Issues 🏠
Youngest Blames Sick Brother 😠
Parents' Offer for Grad School 🎓
Youngest Accepts State School, Cuts Off Family 🚶♂️
Heartbroken Parents and Guilty Middle Son 💔
Feeling Like a Failure as a Parent 😔
A Family Torn Apart by Financial Struggles and Broken Promises 😢
This family's heartbreaking story is a testament to how life's unexpected challenges can force us to make tough decisions. With their middle son's serious illness and the pandemic's financial impact, the parents had no choice but to use their savings, including the college fund for their youngest child. Despite securing a scholarship to a state school, the youngest child is devastated and blames his sick brother for not being able to attend his dream college. The family is now torn apart, with the youngest cutting off communication and the middle son feeling undeserved guilt. It's a painful reminder that sometimes, life just isn't fair. 💔 Let's see what people think about this heart-wrenching situation...
Parents' financial choices have lasting impact on children's relationships 😢
Approaching the alma mater for funding and legacy scholarship options 👍
Youngest son upset over college funding dilemma 😢
Heartbreaking situation due to healthcare system failures 😢
Private colleges may surprise you with financial aid. 👍
Youngest son upset about not going to private college. NAH.
US education and healthcare system forcing tough choices 😔
Commenter expresses frustration with healthcare system, receives agreement.
Encouraging words for a parent facing a tough college decision 🙏
Compassionate reply offers support to family going through emotional trauma 😢
Parent seeks financial aid advice for private school tuition 🤔
Parents' tough decision leaves youngest son feeling forgotten 😢
Son upset after losing college savings to brother's illness 😢
Compassionate comment suggests student loans for son's dream school 🙏
Commenter empathizes with parents' tough situation during pandemic 😢
Compassionate response to parent's tough college funding dilemma 😢
Parent's NAH, son thinks YTA, brother's illness complicates 🤔
Did they have a backup plan? Encouragement to save money.
Son disappointed with unequal treatment in college funding, NAH.
Unexpected life changes leave youngest child feeling shafted. 😢
Teenager feels robbed of promised college experience due to tragedy 😢
Commenter blames higher education system for disadvantaging people* *edited to include healthcare system too.
NTA parent praised for handling tough college funding situation 👏
Compassionate comment acknowledges tough situation and wishes well 🙏
Fairness concerns raised for youngest child's college funding. 😔
Compassionate comment defends parent's decision to prioritize medical care over college.
Youngest son's resentment towards sick brother's impact on his life 😢
18-year-old upset about missing college experience, but understands life-saving decision 😢
Commenter blames US healthcare system and praises free education abroad 🌎
NAH. Sympathetic question and understanding replies about college funding dilemma 🙏
Parenting is tough, but this NAH comment offers helpful advice 👍
Youngest child feels unloved, but situation is complex. NAH 🙏
Commenter shares personal experience and advice on college funding dilemma 👍
Universal healthcare needed to avoid financial ruin from disease 🌎
Understanding the youngest son's perspective during pandemic and illness 😢
Navigating family relationships and healthcare costs for college funding 🤔
Commenter criticizes US healthcare and education system for financial burden.
Debt dilemma: Should parents prioritize medical bills or college funds? 🤔
Commenter sympathizes with son but calls out entitled behavior 😠
Empathetic comment defends OP's tough college funding decision. 😢
Commenter sympathizes with parent's tough college funding decision. 😢
Suggests gap year to avoid debt, family support during pandemic 👍
Parent faced with tough college funding dilemma due to sick child's treatment 😢
NTA parent finds son's disappointment 'dramatic', but replies empathize.
Middle child feels undervalued due to unforeseen tragedy 😢
Youngest child feels cheated, but NAH. Tough situation for all 😢
Encouraging comment applauds parent's hard work and selflessness 💪
Parent receives support for college funding decision amidst family tragedy 😢
Alumni scholarship suggestion for struggling parents with youngest son 🙌
Parent's financial constraints lead to son's disappointment. 😢
Private colleges may negotiate costs to match public college prices 👍
Commenter suggests 529 plan for youngest son, defends education importance.
Advice for empathizing with son after losing private school funding 😢
Sibling rivalry over college funding, but NAH in the end 🙂
Expensive college and medical bills: a happy ending 🙌
Commenter suggests family therapy for grieving child's outburst 😢
Missed opportunities and unequal treatment in college funding decisions 🤔
Heartbreaking college funding dilemma, but options still available for son 👏
Youngest child feels left out after siblings get free ride 😢
High school senior wants dream school, but son's reaction hurts.
Parents face tough college funding choices due to life changes 😢
Youngest brother called out for prioritizing college over brother's life 😠
Parent shares personal experience with college funding and loans 👍