College: My Golden Ticket to Success

Going to college represents both present and future success for me and lets the world know that I made it this far despite the many trials and errors: left hand stunted at birth (Ambiotic Band Syndrome - ABS/Amniotic Constriction Band Syndrome - ACBS), wrong choice of "friends", negative behavior and finally counseling.

But I'm here - stronger than ever - with a wonderful opportunity to achieve the high goals I have set for myself and the determination to meet milestones head on. I will need an additional $7500, however, to begin my first year. Unfortunately, the loans I was able to get don't cover all the expenses.

And, though my parents tried their best to put college money aside - five children, hurricane Sandy, weeks of homelessness, unexpected hardships and expenses after Sandy - greedily gobbled up the college money. Your donations to my campaign - no matter how big or small - will help me realize my career dream.

It was my own physical challenge that shaped my vision to become a Pediatric Physical Therapist - my career dream. Being a Pediatric Physical Therapist positions me so that I will not only physically help children and adults just like me but also positions me as a supportive and understanding friend to my patients, who also may be dealing with: rude stares, ridicule, alienation, cruel jokes and inadequacy.

So I thank you for your donations - no matter how big or small - and hope that you spread the word so that I may realize my purpose as a Pediatric Physical Therapist - my career dream.
  • maurice jones 
    • $50 
    • 93 mos
  • alecia thurston 
    • $150 
    • 94 mos
  • Sean Mcgillacuddy 
    • $125 
    • 94 mos
  • Ronald Sloan 
    • $100 
    • 94 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $75 
    • 94 mos
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Azyana Thurston 
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