Nine months ago David Mello was struggling to make ends meet but today he doing well thanks to some unexpected events.
In 2009 Mello applied to receive financial aid to help pay for Macomb Community College but he did not receive his money, however this semester things looked different for Mello. He said that this time he did receive aid and will be taking classes this fall.
Mello has recently moved out of his dad's house and into a small house by downtown Utica.
“It’s great. Very nice, everything was just redone before I moved in. Small, but definitely serves its purpose,” said Mello.
Although Mello did not plan on moving out he is glad he did. He said that his friend one day just asked him out of the blue if he would like to move. Mello said yes and said that it was unexpected but that he is glad that he did it.
He has also quiet his job at Red Robin in order to find a better paying job to help pay for his new home. Mello had worked at Red Robin for three years but knew in order to pay his half of the rent he had to find a better paying job.
That new job was at a furniture company delivering orders. Mello said that he loves his new job because he gets to travel all around Michigan meeting new people and does not have to wait on tables anymore. Mello not only loves the change in atmosphere but the pay as well.
“My new job pays about three or four times more than Red Robin,” said Mello.
Mello's job was farther from his house then Red Robin and his old van was not going to last and sadly it died. Mello's old van had many problems which included: a broken door, starting issues and horn issues.
"My new car is a lot better,' said Mello
He is very grateful for the van that his friend Kela Robinson was able to help him obtain but is glad that he can get around town without having to worry about his car starting up.
Overall Mello said that he is very happy with how his life going. He had a welcome party with a few friends over and many are happy to see thing turn out for the best for their friend David Mello.