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Raised by 40 people in 15 days
Hello everyone! Over the years I have supported hundreds of thousands of bands on my platforms for no cost or charge, just my free time. I’m finding it very hard to continue doing this with a laptop that is in desperate need of replacement (overheating) and no income at the moment. All work that I have done for indies is free. Also, doing my podcast show as well as Starlight Music Chronicles has been on my dime. Now, with no job prospects or freelance work available in the areas of social media management or graphic design at the moment to supplement this so I can continue supporting all of you and a laptop that’s on the fritz, I am stuck. And I HATE asking for help! But - it’s been suggested by a few friends to try to raise some serious funds to help with this as well as personal bills that are rapidly mounting. I am a single mom of one growing young lady and I am becoming increasingly worried about whether or not we will even be able to make the rent this month (which is already late). It is very humbling to have to do this, but this is my real life situation and I have no choice. I am actually very, very worried and have not been sleeping lately very well at all which is further excabberating my concerns because I have been also getting sick. My daughter and I need to have a safe haven over our head while I am trying to build my business as well as seek employment to sustain doing this. I have been looking for sustainable employment since last February 2017 but people keep telling me I’m ‘too talented’ to hire. This is frustrating to me because I just want to keep doing what I love but my hands are literally tied if no one wants to hire someone ‘too talented’. I’ve even tried for regular jobs (like a store clerk or even McDonalds!) locally and it seems my resume is too impressive (even though I ‘toned it down’ a little as far as my experience- as per suggestions made to me!). If I don’t raised enough money to survive in the next few weeks and months, I am going to be in an even more serious position. With your help, my daughter and I can have at least some sort of temporary reprieve and I can continue doing my shows, this time, with a media course under my belt which help educate me how to secure clients for social media management jobs that I can do alongside my podcast and other duties related to Starlight Music Chronicles so that I can receive regular income and never have to worry about this route ever again! I saw that there was a small business grant being offered by FedEx here in Canada but I am way behind on getting in on that and have actually been helping my friends at The Edmonton Muse win this grant even though I know this is something I could truly use myself. I am praying for once that I can receive the kind of support I’ve always given to kick start this in the right direction so I can get back on my feet again once and for all. Like I said earlier, I would not be asking for the help if I felt I can do it on my own, but it’s becoming overwhelming and the longer I leave this the bigger the problem, financially, gets. If I can raise enough funds to float my daughter and I over the next couple months so I can get back on my feet and some breathing room and have the time to take this course, I feel confident I will be on the right path again. I thank you in advance for your help and support! I just want to keep doing what I love and with your help & we can make that a possibility!

Sincerely,
Candice Anne Marshall
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Just a few more words! ‪This week the Edmonton Music Community via The Edmonton Muse awarded me for my dedication to others. I’d like to continue doing what I love for Starlight Music Chronicles & my own podcast with a possible investor but survival atm must come first because time is of the essence. I am seeking full-time employment in the areas where I am fluent and well educated: Graphic Design (see the campaign banners I just did days ago for Dan Johnstone for his political campaign), Social Media Management, Copy Writing, Editorial writing, Bios for websites, Press Releases, Radio Hosting, Journalism, or even Social Media Content so I can continue running Starlight Music Chronicles & my podcast to help others. I am also writing my own book series which I have full faith that in the right hands will become the next incredible hit movie series. I am no stranger to hard work and my credentials and media friends can attest to that. I just want to get going already!‬

‪Right now in Edmonton, nothing has come up for me work-wise despite my lengthy search and lengthy credentials. In the meantime bills don’t stop. I feel at this time I am completely open to relocating to the right areas where my talent will flourish and I will be supported. So moving is definitely on my agenda if I am asked to relocate. ‬

‪In the meantime, please consider donating to mine and Rory’s (my daughter) gofundme so we can keep stability and balance while I continue the search bit.ly/2K3CjlF ‬

‪Thank you & have a lovely day!‬

‪PS: please hit ‘’ on my friend Dan’s new page! ‬
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Hello everyone! Here’s my latest update:

I managed to pay my rent in FULL for May as well as a portion towards my electricity bill. This still leaves me with my cell phone bill due in 3 days (and it’s very high) as well as groceries and a few other bills to get us through the remainder of May. I can NOT thank all of you enough for the support so far. I feel very fortunate for your help. However, we are still not in the clear or safe until I can cover at least June and July’s rent/ bills while I am seeking full time employment to coincide with a course on how to gain clients for a job in Social Media Management. Please keep sharing this gofundme if you can! You are all in my prayers and I can’t thank you enough except to say that when I am in a position to again, I will be definitely paying it forward! Bless you all! ♥️
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Hello Everyone! I am still short on my rent which is due today, May 15th. My VIP May17th podcast show ft two major film celebrities is also cancelled until further notice. I still need help to reach my gofundme goal so my daughter and I can feel safe for me to proceed with taking the course to obtain a client base so I won’t have to run into this problem. My laptop has cratered & I am now getting very sick. Please Help however you can. Thank you!

Candice

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Hi All. I want to send a huge thanks to all who have supported this @gofundme campaign so far. Your support is greatly appreciated. I have raised the final goal as more has come up that I forgot to account for. I am truly #grateful for all that has been done so far.
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