Parents' College Funding Dilemma: When Life Changes Force Tough Choices 😢

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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 🎓

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Older Sons Attend Private College 💰

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Middle Child's Serious Illness 😷

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Pandemic Worsens Financial Situation 🦠

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State School Scholarship for Youngest 🏫

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Youngest Wants Private College Too 🚫

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Loan Rejection and Housing Market Issues 🏠

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Youngest Blames Sick Brother 😠

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Parents' Offer for Grad School 🎓

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Youngest Accepts State School, Cuts Off Family 🚶‍♂️

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Heartbroken Parents and Guilty Middle Son 💔

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Feeling Like a Failure as a Parent 😔

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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 😢

lady_wildcat | lady_wildcat

Approaching the alma mater for funding and legacy scholarship options 👍

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Youngest son upset over college funding dilemma 😢

Irishtemper98 | Irishtemper98

Heartbreaking situation due to healthcare system failures 😢

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Private colleges may surprise you with financial aid. 👍

theotherjodi2010 | theotherjodi2010

Youngest son upset about not going to private college. NAH.

TheOldPetrillo | TheOldPetrillo

US education and healthcare system forcing tough choices 😔

lauraborealous | lauraborealous

Commenter expresses frustration with healthcare system, receives agreement.

Powerofboners | Powerofboners

Encouraging words for a parent facing a tough college decision 🙏

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Compassionate reply offers support to family going through emotional trauma 😢

fractaldawn | fractaldawn

Parent seeks financial aid advice for private school tuition 🤔

paigeroooo | paigeroooo

Parents' tough decision leaves youngest son feeling forgotten 😢

ireallycantrn | ireallycantrn

Son upset after losing college savings to brother's illness 😢

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Compassionate comment suggests student loans for son's dream school 🙏

Spicymar | Spicymar

Commenter empathizes with parents' tough situation during pandemic 😢

Whimsical_Mara | Whimsical_Mara

Compassionate response to parent's tough college funding dilemma 😢

somedayillfindthis | somedayillfindthis

Parent's NAH, son thinks YTA, brother's illness complicates 🤔

ihavdogs | ihavdogs

Did they have a backup plan? Encouragement to save money.

aggyabby27 | aggyabby27

Son disappointed with unequal treatment in college funding, NAH.

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Unexpected life changes leave youngest child feeling shafted. 😢

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Teenager feels robbed of promised college experience due to tragedy 😢

wonderwife | wonderwife

Commenter blames higher education system for disadvantaging people* *edited to include healthcare system too.

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NTA parent praised for handling tough college funding situation 👏

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Compassionate comment acknowledges tough situation and wishes well 🙏

dogdrawn | dogdrawn

Fairness concerns raised for youngest child's college funding. 😔

HelenDamnnation | HelenDamnnation

Compassionate comment defends parent's decision to prioritize medical care over college.

vanakov | vanakov

Youngest son's resentment towards sick brother's impact on his life 😢

Arbor_Arabicae | Arbor_Arabicae

18-year-old upset about missing college experience, but understands life-saving decision 😢

witchofrosehall | witchofrosehall

Commenter blames US healthcare system and praises free education abroad 🌎

Trirain | Trirain

NAH. Sympathetic question and understanding replies about college funding dilemma 🙏

peachymiki | peachymiki

Parenting is tough, but this NAH comment offers helpful advice 👍

lady_forsythe | lady_forsythe

Youngest child feels unloved, but situation is complex. NAH 🙏

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Commenter shares personal experience and advice on college funding dilemma 👍

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Universal healthcare needed to avoid financial ruin from disease 🌎

TurongaFry3000 | TurongaFry3000

Understanding the youngest son's perspective during pandemic and illness 😢

invisible-rogue | invisible-rogue

Navigating family relationships and healthcare costs for college funding 🤔

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Commenter criticizes US healthcare and education system for financial burden.

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Debt dilemma: Should parents prioritize medical bills or college funds? 🤔

Irishtemper98 | Irishtemper98

Commenter sympathizes with son but calls out entitled behavior 😠

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Empathetic comment defends OP's tough college funding decision. 😢

kangeiko | kangeiko

Commenter sympathizes with parent's tough college funding decision. 😢

feverdraem | feverdraem

Suggests gap year to avoid debt, family support during pandemic 👍

iesharael | iesharael

Parent faced with tough college funding dilemma due to sick child's treatment 😢

sarcasticlovely | sarcasticlovely

NTA parent finds son's disappointment 'dramatic', but replies empathize.

miastauffer | miastauffer

Middle child feels undervalued due to unforeseen tragedy 😢

LadyCordeliaStuart | LadyCordeliaStuart

Youngest child feels cheated, but NAH. Tough situation for all 😢

ineedfrozenyogurt | ineedfrozenyogurt

Encouraging comment applauds parent's hard work and selflessness 💪

RoyallyOakie | RoyallyOakie

Parent receives support for college funding decision amidst family tragedy 😢

halfadash6 | halfadash6

Alumni scholarship suggestion for struggling parents with youngest son 🙌

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Parent's financial constraints lead to son's disappointment. 😢

harmie10001 | harmie10001

Private colleges may negotiate costs to match public college prices 👍

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Commenter suggests 529 plan for youngest son, defends education importance.

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Advice for empathizing with son after losing private school funding 😢

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Sibling rivalry over college funding, but NAH in the end 🙂

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Expensive college and medical bills: a happy ending 🙌

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Commenter suggests family therapy for grieving child's outburst 😢

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Missed opportunities and unequal treatment in college funding decisions 🤔

DoctorPan | DoctorPan

Heartbreaking college funding dilemma, but options still available for son 👏

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Youngest child feels left out after siblings get free ride 😢

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High school senior wants dream school, but son's reaction hurts.

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Parents face tough college funding choices due to life changes 😢

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Youngest brother called out for prioritizing college over brother's life 😠

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Parent shares personal experience with college funding and loans 👍

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