My name is Mark and I am 13 years old. I grew up with my grandparents because my mother suffered from alcoholism and left me. Later, she was deprived of parental rights and I lost all contact with her. My father works abroad but doesn’t communicate with me. I always dreamed of having a happy family, but my memories from childhood only bring me feelings of loneliness and fear. My grandparents always care for me though, even though I know it is difficult for them. They encourage me and help me with my struggles, especially when I am bullied at school. I am now in the 6th grade and have difficulties understanding some subjects, but I try to do my best. I don’t have many friends, but I have a best friend that I am thankful for. My hobby is going fishing with friends. After my classes, I like to help my grandfather with construction projects. After graduation, I would like to continue my education at a professional school. My primary dream for the future is to have a good job and support my grandparents.