My mother recently asked for the return of $4,000 she had lent me; to access Botox treatments for a condition called, Cervical Dystonia (Medically called Spasmodic Tortocollis) …which I had been at the mercy of for (at the time) 5 years. I could not afford the treatments, and after 3 tries, with no positive results aka reprieve – and a $10,000 bill, I quit.
My daughter recently graduated from College, I could hardly breathe to access the opportunity to pay off her student loan and her Visa card…as an honouring of her accomplishment.
Am I the better parent – Hell Yes!
Yes, financially, I am in a better place than back then when I was struggling with the onslaught of dystonic symptoms. And that is not the point. It’s my belief, that as parents, we support – we are there – we put our money where our mouths are – we realize, that our children are a result of DNA.
So – I paid the $4,000 (again I might add), because this I know: I will do my best to reduce my children’s suffering, while I am around.