Help Kennedy To Sing At The Vatican

$4,680 of $8,500 goal

Raised by 70 people in 21 months
Created September 12, 2017

Raising $ So Kennedy Can Sing At The Vatican (Autism Or Not). This Is Truly A One In A Lifetime Experience. Has The Opportunity To Go On A Trip With Her College Choir To Italy This Summer And Sing At The Vatican. I Had To Tell Her Yesterday That This Was Not A Possibility Due To The Fact That She Has Autism. Singing Is Kennedy's Thing, She Sang Well Before She Was Able To Communicate It Quite Honestly Broke My Heart. I Have Never Had To Tell Her That She Literally Cannot Do Something Due To Her Disability. So After Being Up All Night Angry And Sad I Have Decided To Give This A Shot. She Would Be Able To Go If I Can Accompany Her. However The Trip Is Quite Expensive It Would Cost A Little Over $8,000 For Us Both To Go. It Also Means Possibly Not Working My Summer Job And Being Away From My Other Kids For 9 Days. Legend Has Agreed That All Of This Is Worth It If We Can Come Up With The Money. So I Am Asking For Help. I Quite Honestly Don't Want To However This Is Kennedy And I Cannot Not Try. I Realize She's An Adult, I Also Realize That She Will Have A Horrendous Amount Of Disappointments In Her Life That Most Of Us Will Never Have And Cannot Begin To Understand So We Have To Try. We Have To. That Being Said I Realize This Is A Huge Amount Of Money. I Am Going To Give The Professor The Initial Deposit Today Fully Understanding I Might Lose It. Fortunately For Today It's Only A Couple Hundred Dollars. If We Do Not Raise Enough Money And Are Unable To Go Please Note Any Money Not Used Toward The Trip Will Be Donated To The Newbury Park High School Choir. Because That Program Along Helps Many Children Achieve Their Dreams. And Frankly How Awesome Is It That The Moorpark College Choir Has Been Invited To Sing At The Vatican! I Would Ask You If You Please Can't Donate At This Time Share This Post. If You Think About It A$10 Donation From Enough People Could Make This A Reality. Also I Have No Idea Why This Has Every Word Starting With A Capital Letter, Just A Side Note. Thank You For Your Time.

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Ok, so alot of people have asked me to let them know when this gets desperate. Well honestly now is that time. We have a payment for just over $2600 due on the 21st. Even if I empty our 401k, I am at least $800 short. This is the final payment to the tour company and then I have until June to come up with the money we will need 4 the things that are not covered. So if you could please share this that would be amazing. I seriously have depleted every asset that I can.
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I just wanted to take a moment to thank everyone for you support. We are very fortunate to have so much support. We are going on the trip. We are beyond the point of no return. Kennedy learned about rolling change this week. $70 worth. It's amazing what happens when you scour you house and cars for all change. Now on to the next payment!
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Good morning peeps. We have a quite large payment due at the end of next week. $1896 to be exact. Then the last 2 in February and March. At this moment we have a little over $800. We have paid over $2000 towards the trip already. Still working on Kennedy's Social Security disability, I had not idea how much paperwork and nonsense it involved. I am hopeful it will come thru soon. I am doing the best I can over here. Again if Kennedy could work this would have been a no brainier. Unfortunately that is not the world we live in. Thanks for everyone's support. I promise to st9p being annoying as soon as I can. Much love, Amy
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Okay so we are well on our way having made roughly $2,500 in deposit towards the trip. Found out yesterday that the link to our campaign has not been working. That's not incredibly helpful. I believe it has been fixed and is up and running again. We have $6,000 in payments due in the next 3 months. I am still trying to get Kennedy disability benefits which she has been eligible for for 2 years but I saw no need for as I pay for her daily needs. Clearly this trip has taught me a small lesson in that regard. We will keep you updated as usual thank you so very much for your support.
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Raised by 70 people in 21 months
Created September 12, 2017
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