Parents Face Heartbreaking Decision: College Dreams vs. Family Crisis 😢💔

Diply Social Team
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Life can be full of unexpected challenges, and sometimes, we have to make tough decisions that affect our loved ones. One family is currently facing a heart-wrenching dilemma: choosing between their youngest son's college dreams and the financial reality of their situation. With mounting medical bills and a global pandemic wreaking havoc on their finances, can they find a way to keep their family united? 💔😢

Three Sons and College Plans 🎓

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Older Sons' Private College Experience 🏫

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Middle Child's Serious Illness 😷

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Pandemic Hits the Family Hard 🦠

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Savings Drained, Bills Piling Up 💸

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State School Scholarship Offer 🎓

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Youngest's Dream College Dilemma 😔

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Loan Rejection and Housing Market Woes 🏠

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Immunocompromised Son and Moving Concerns ⚠️

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Youngest Blames Brother 😡

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Parents Put Their Foot Down 👣

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Grad School Promise 🎓

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Acceptance and Family Rift 😞

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Silent Treatment and Heartbreak 💔

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Middle Son's Guilt and Parental Struggles 😢

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Dreams on Hold: A Family Torn Apart 😔

This family's story is a heartbreaking reminder of how life can change in an instant. As they struggle to balance their youngest son's college aspirations with the reality of mounting medical bills and financial hardship, they've made the difficult decision to prioritize their middle son's health. Despite offering to pay for grad school if their finances improve, the youngest son has isolated himself from his family, leaving everyone heartbroken. Can this family find a way to heal and come together again? 💔😢

Supportive advice for parents of less privileged children ✊

lady_wildcat | lady_wildcat

Alumni connections could help with college funding. Worth a try 👍

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Parent struggles with college dreams vs. family crisis. NAH.

Irishtemper98 | Irishtemper98

Heartbreaking family crisis and illness, no one's the a**hole here 😔

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Explore private college financial aid options for limited funds. 👍

theotherjodi2010 | theotherjodi2010

Parent's financial crisis jeopardizes youngest child's college dreams. 😢

TheOldPetrillo | TheOldPetrillo

Heartbreaking choice: education or health? System fails family crisis. 😢

lauraborealous | lauraborealous

Angry comment about healthcare system needing therapy and help 😠

Powerofboners | Powerofboners

Encouraging comment shows empathy for family crisis and shattered dreams 👍

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Compassionate comment acknowledges kid's trauma and offers support 🙏

fractaldawn | fractaldawn

Youngest son lost scholarship due to family crisis. NAH, but hurt.

ireallycantrn | ireallycantrn

Financial aid office might help with private school crisis 👍

paigeroooo | paigeroooo

Son upset over lost college savings due to family crisis 😢

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Heartbreaking family crisis, but youngest son can still achieve his dreams 😢

Spicymar | Spicymar

NAH due to unexpected crisis, but youngest child needs attention 😢

Whimsical_Mara | Whimsical_Mara

Sibling's medical fees impact younger child's college fund. NAH.

somedayillfindthis | somedayillfindthis

Curious Redditor asks if backup plan was discussed for college.

aggyabby27 | aggyabby27

Youngest child feeling left out due to family crisis. NAH.

srslyeffedmind | srslyeffedmind

Unequal treatment stings, but deferring a year may help 🙂

apology_for_idlers | apology_for_idlers

Teenager's shattered college dreams after family crisis: NAH comment empathizes

wonderwife | wonderwife

NTA, but youngest sibling is upset about downgrade in education 😢

CCalamity- | CCalamity-

Youngest sibling feels neglected in college resources distribution 🤷🏼‍♂️

HelenDamnnation | HelenDamnnation

Compassionate comment acknowledges tough situation, wishes family well. 😢

dogdrawn | dogdrawn

Frustration with higher education system and inequality. 😠

slut-4-hashbrown | slut-4-hashbrown

Parents face heartbreaking decision: son's medical care vs. younger son's college 😢💔

vanakov | vanakov

Youngest son's lost opportunities due to middle son's illness causing resentment 😢

Arbor_Arabicae | Arbor_Arabicae

Healthcare system in USA is the a**hole 😠

Trirain | Trirain

18-year-old son upset over missing out on college experience. NAH.

witchofrosehall | witchofrosehall

Encouraging response to parent's dilemma, suggests counseling options. 👍

lady_forsythe | lady_forsythe

Youngest child feels neglected, but NAH. Complicated situation needs communication.

guany | guany

College is about what you put into it, not its cost 👍

NotSoButFarOtherwise | NotSoButFarOtherwise

NAH. Sympathetic to OP's situation, but hopeful for son's education 🙏

peachymiki | peachymiki

Family crisis forces tough decision on college funds. NAH perspective.

invisible-rogue | invisible-rogue

Navigating family crisis and college dreams with empathy and caution.

bibbiddybobbidyboo | bibbiddybobbidyboo

Universal healthcare needed: disease shouldn't ruin finances 🙏

TurongaFry3000 | TurongaFry3000

Passionate comment on healthcare and education accessibility in the US.

Embarrassed-Belgian | Embarrassed-Belgian

Debate on who should pay medical debt for adult child.

Irishtemper98 | Irishtemper98

NTA. Son's entitled behavior towards family's crisis is unacceptable 😒

krr0421 | krr0421

Compassionate comment supports struggling parents facing family crisis 😢💔

feverdraem | feverdraem

Compassionate comment defends OP's tough decision, criticizes heartless suggestions. ❤️

kangeiko | kangeiko

Suggests taking a gap year and working to pay for college 👍

iesharael | iesharael

Curious about the family's options for treatment payment. NAH/NTA.

sarcasticlovely | sarcasticlovely

NTA - Commenter praises OP for finding son a scholarship.

miastauffer | miastauffer

Middle child feels undervalued due to family tragedy. NAH.

LadyCordeliaStuart | LadyCordeliaStuart

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

ineedfrozenyogurt | ineedfrozenyogurt

Alumni scholarship options for son in crisis? Worth a shot! 🙂

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Unfortunate circumstances leave younger brother at disadvantage. 😢

DoctorPan | DoctorPan

Parent receives support for helping son find scholarship amidst crisis 👍

halfadash6 | halfadash6

Parent struggles with college funds, commenters offer support 🙏

harmie10001 | harmie10001

Private colleges may negotiate cost to keep students. Helpful tip! 👍

detroitarmo | detroitarmo

User suggests planning ahead for college funds, but empathizes with situation.

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Supportive comment applauds parent's sacrifices and hopes for brighter future 👏

RoyallyOakie | RoyallyOakie

Understanding the youngest son's perspective is important 👁

Moonbeam675 | Moonbeam675

Sibling rivalry over college start, but NAH and no blame.

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Compassionate advice on family crisis and financial worries 🙏

supermeg77 | supermeg77

Heartbreaking decision for family, but options still available for son 👏

throwaway37865 | throwaway37865

Youngest sibling left out of college dreams, but hope remains 🙏

yeet1995123 | yeet1995123

High school senior empathizes with son's college dilemma 😢

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NTA defends father's decision to use college fund for medical bills.

From_The_Heart1020 | From_The_Heart1020

Compassionate comment offers support to struggling family during crisis 😢

spuffyx | spuffyx

A commenter shares their experience with college funds and loans. 👍

aprillian | aprillian

Parent's decision to not pay for son's college is causing distress 😢

ManualSearch | ManualSearch

Supportive comment on son's full ride to university amidst family crisis 👏

prairiemountainzen | prairiemountainzen

NTA. Youngest brother TA for prioritizing college over brother's life. 💔

chocolatedoc3 | chocolatedoc3

Ungrateful son gets free college, still complains. NTA.

Awkward-Potato3575 | Awkward-Potato3575

Empathetic comment acknowledges tough situation and hopes for understanding 🙏

Marvalbert22 | Marvalbert22

A Brit points out the lack of universal healthcare in the US 😔

elburcho | elburcho

Sibling resentment over sick child's education, NAH, apology advised 👏

LordCy | LordCy

Parents face tough decision as family crisis affects son's college dreams 😢

rdarzi | rdarzi

Exploring options for private loans to fund child's education 👥

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Youngest son denied education and legacy, therapy suggested for family.

OldPizzaTroll | OldPizzaTroll

Sibling rivalry or selfishness? Commenter calls out college-bound student's priorities.

windsofwinterplease | windsofwinterplease

Financial crisis forces tough decision, commenter defends NTA position 👏

abbygrau | abbygrau

20-year-old commenter sympathizes with parents, calls out entitled youngest son 🔭

hazedfaste | hazedfaste

Son's education: Who should pay? NAH suggests student loans. 💰

madmaxextra | madmaxextra

Parent struggles to pay for son's education, deemed NTA.

TinyNinja888 | TinyNinja888

Encouraging comment to a struggling dad dealing with family crisis 👏

GrumpyAllen | GrumpyAllen

User sympathizes with son but suggests deferring college for a year 😢

AliceInWeirdoland | AliceInWeirdoland

Family crisis forces tough decision, leaving youngest understandably upset. NAH.

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Encouraging NTA comment supports college dreams despite financial difficulties 👍


User defends parents' decision and criticizes 18-year-old's behavior. 🙅

CriminalsAreNotSmart | CriminalsAreNotSmart

Advice on Medicaid and SSI for son's medical crisis 💎

LeftHandedCaffeinatd | LeftHandedCaffeinatd

NTA. Son went NC after blaming brother. Parents did their best. 👍

pinkballoffluff | pinkballoffluff

Dream school lost due to family crisis, NAH, son justified.

House_of_Raven | House_of_Raven

NAH. Student loans exist for students. Sucky situation for everyone.

PM_popcorn_toppings | PM_popcorn_toppings

Understanding a child's behavior during family crisis 🙏

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Heartbreaking dilemma: save child or sacrifice for college dreams? 😢

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Engaging in a calm conversation with your son is important 👍

googleman1234567 | googleman1234567

NAH, tough situation. Personal experience with similar circumstances. Family discussion needed.

jordmegi | jordmegi

Encouraging words for a parent facing a tough decision 👏

JLL1111 | JLL1111

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