It shouldn’t be this hard for a family just to exist. Until we live in a world where universal health care and guaranteed income have deposed capitalist errancy, living full time at home and taking care of my father is tragically an unpaid job.

Hey there. My birth name is Joseph. You may know me by my trans name, Sam. We are an all-American immigrant family who achieved the proverbial dream. My parents are homeowners. I am a college graduate. But we were not prepared for a catastrophic medical event — now, we are running out of resources.

There is so much happening in the world, so many people in need; still, I gotta ask. I put my professional social movement work on hold for the most precious cause: family. Can you help my dad recover from his stroke?