Mobilize Me!

$2,093 of $2,017 goal

Raised by 48 people in 74 months

Lightening fast response from The Etherial Space Goo!! I have been accepted into the HIGHLY RATED Low Res MFA Program at Pacific University! I will be starting June 20th! I have also found a way to get 300 bucks off the the original cost!

I am stoked that I am going back to school, but my knees are freaking out! I need a mobility scooter, and my insurance won't cover it. The MFA Creative Writing program I will be attending is at PACIFIC UNIVERSITY, which means I will go to the Forest Grove campus in June, Seaside in December, and the same the following year. It is a requirement that we reside at these locations and while ADA approved, I will still need to get around! My knees can no longer handle daily walking on someone else's terms like that.

I have asked a lot from my knees over the years, playing sports since I was old enough to walk, dancing through the disco years, fundraising in drag in the 90's, and that last doozy of a fall in 2001 that tore my ACL and messed them up for good. Now it's time for me to give back. 


Here is where I need your help. I need to purchase a lightweight, folding, portable mobility scooter that will allow me to get from point A to point B quickly and reliably. This is the only mobility scooter that will handle my weight and that I can lift and carry. It is called a Travelscoot. Can't you just see me on this?




Going back to school is the catalyst, but not the only reason I am asking for your help to mobilize me! With this little scooter, I will be able to go shopping by myself and get to Dr's appointments and the pool on my own again. I will be able to get around campus by myself, walk my dog, and actually browse at Powell's Books! I spent 22 years working with homeless and disenfranchised youth, and once I graduate, I plan to teach writing to underserved populations, and the scooter will allow me the mobility freedom I need to do that.


I sincerely appreciate whatever you can offer, and my knees thank you, too.
















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I ordered it today!! The Travelscoot Lisa names Zhoom Zhoom, is on its way this week! Hopefully, I will have it mastered enough to get pics this weekend!! So excited! Thank you all!! xoxox
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Waiting for the Travelscoot company to get batteries and chargers in. I have been so patient. What's a couple more weeks, right? *ARGH* I am itching to go!
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I am ending this campaign, because I have reached my goal, plus! thank you all ao very much. If you just leave a comment on this page, I have no way of answering it unless you leave me an email address or friend me in FB.
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Does it make sense that i am a overjoyed AND a little exhausted by this eye-opening incredible experience? Thank you all again and again. I am going to celebrate now with some cheesy 80's music and a cocktail! Cheers!
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Marie Conner
73 months ago

I am starting my own campaign to get one of these for graduate school as well, and wondered where you found the $300 discount.

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Marie Conner
73 months ago

Congrtulations! This is so inspiring, as I have been looking at this same scooter for traveling and cannot afford it without help. So glad you reached your goal.

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$2,093 of $2,017 goal

Raised by 48 people in 74 months
Created April 3, 2013
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BI
$50
Barbara iannoli
46 months ago

ZHOOM ZHOOM PALSIE

SB
$25
Stone Buddha
73 months ago
LP
$70
Liz Prato
73 months ago
SS
$15
Sarah Stoll
73 months ago

Hi Domi - I'm currently in school myself, studying Addictions Counseling and also wanting to work with marginalized youth. I wish you peace and progress as you pursue this journey, with all its colorful and challenging little turns and facets! Best! :) Sel

$25
Sharon Murphy
73 months ago

Hi Domi. I support you in your writing program and in your mobility! I hope you reach your goal soon. Best, Sharon

GL
$40
Gigi Little
73 months ago

:)

SE
$10
Stephen Elliott
73 months ago
$15
Anonymous
73 months ago
LG
$33
Love Art Gallery
73 months ago

I LOVE that we know that we can ask...and receive...and give. Such a beautiful circle. Love, Ruby

ZE
$10
Zach Ellis
73 months ago

You will get there!!! Much love!

Marie Conner
73 months ago

I am starting my own campaign to get one of these for graduate school as well, and wondered where you found the $300 discount.

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Marie Conner
73 months ago

Congrtulations! This is so inspiring, as I have been looking at this same scooter for traveling and cannot afford it without help. So glad you reached your goal.

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