Sponsor Sutharshini

Sponsor Sutharshini

My name is Sutharshini and I’m 11 years old. I live with my aunt’s family, and five other people, in a small village in Sri Lanka. We live in a small house with two rooms. My aunt works as a maid to earn a little money. When I was 3 years old, me and my brother went to live at my aunt’s house because my parents were going through financial struggles. My father is mentally ill and my mother is an ex- combatant. She was wounded, and a piece of shell is still in her brain. This caused her to struggle mentally. But she still worked and cared for me and my brother. But 2 years ago, she went missing. My aunt has filed a police report, but we still haven't heard anything. My father doesn't come to see us. My brother had to be sent to a children’s shelter since my aunt struggles financially. Currently, I’m studying in 6th grade. I am friendly and I like helping people. Sometimes, I think sadly about my family when I see other people with their families. I get angry, even over little things. I am unable to bear pain when I am hurt by others. I don't visibly express my anger, but suppress it. Since my parents didn't get the treatment they needed for their sickness, I feel sorry for them. I wish to be a doctor one day so that I can help poor people get treatment. If you sponsor me, I will be cared for and I will be able to have my dreams come true.