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Help Me To My Dream Job!

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Raised by 14 people in 5 months
Created August 14, 2018
Hi, my name is Malia and I’m 19 years old. When I was 14, I was involved in a riding accident which left me with post-concussion syndrome as well as PTSD. I had to leave high school and begin homeschooling due to the severity of the symptoms, which include panic attacks, anxiety, depression, fatigue, mood swings, short-term memory loss, migraines, and sensitivity to fluorescent lighting and sound. Worst of all, I was petrified of ever jumping my horse again. I’ve been riding since I was 7 years old and wanted to open my own training facility after college.  I wasn’t going to let the accident stop me from pursuing that.

Recently, I got my dream opportunity as a working student at a Three-Day Eventing and Grand Prix Dressage training facility in Pennsylvania working under two Olympians, but I have no way to get myself or my horse there. I will get paid a VERY small salary, but I get a free studio apartment as well as free food and board for my horse.  I'm not in the best financial situation at the moment nor is my mom, which is why I have resorted to this.

I have dreamt of an opportunity like this since I was 8 years old. But, if I can't bring my horse, I can't go. We have been inseparable for 5 years; I can't count the number of times my horse has truly saved my life.  In addition, I will be gone for at least a year, and I cannot afford to pay for food and board in California while I'm away, nor would it be fair to leave him standing in a stall for an entire year.  Selling him is not an option.

BASIC COSTS:
Transportation via trailer from CA to PA runs $2,600-$4,400, for the bare minimum. For longer distances, it is recommended to use a bigger stall, which runs $4,400-$5,500.
Necessary vaccinations cost approx. $120.
Vet call charge is $85.
Necessary Coggins test is approx. $75.
Health certificates for transport is approx. $100.
 

I also need to get protective gear & calming supplements for the haul, as well as clothes that fit me (I don't own real winter clothes); I have not been able to afford new ones in quite some time. 

Thank you so much for reading, have a great day!
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Update 5
Posted by Malia Langley
3 months ago
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Lucca is here without incident and he’s loving it
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Update 4
Posted by Malia Langley
4 months ago
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Hi! I made it to PA safely, and have had a very busy first week. I love it so far. Lucca leaves CA on Tuesday and is scheduled to arrive Fri-Sun, so I am very excited. Couldn’t have done this without all of your help :)
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Update 3
Posted by Malia Langley
4 months ago
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Thanks to all of the incredibly generous donors, I’ve been able to purchase his winter gear, trunks to send my tack, and the necessities for his shipment. I am truly grateful and words aren’t enough to express my gratitude.
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Update 2
Posted by Malia Langley
5 months ago
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Hello!

Lucca’s trip has been booked with Brookledge Hauling. He is scheduled to leave in late September. Thank you to every donor who has made this possible!
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