Character shaping experiences
→ Three debt collectors enter Anks’ family shop; they begin clearing the stock to recover owed debts. A villager walks and says to his mum, “I don’t know why, but God sent me to give you £425” - True Story.
→ While visiting parents in the USA, the whole house burns down just before landing, years of effort lost in moments. The family booked a spontaneous trip to Orlando World Resort, life goes on.
→ With £3,000 in university tuition to pay, working overtime, limited study, and debts climbing, money was a significant factor. Times were challenging; Anks sacrificed eating to pay bills.
→ His father was diagnosed with cancer. They all stayed in a one-bed apartment. After spending years serving him, eventually, they overcome it. When all looked good, his father had a heart attack.
→ Daily, Anks halved his £1 lunch with a friend in school as he was never given money. Sharing was a big part of Anks’ upbringing.