My name is Caleb Paxton, and I have recently begun my freshman year at college - again!
As many of you know, I originally attended New York University for a degree in Viola Performance in 2010, and left due to complications with my mother's health (She had need of a kidney transplant, and has begun the lengthy road to recovery since).
After a few years of struggle and uncertainty with Mom's health and my own means, I have finally made it BACK to college at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia! This is a tremendous milestone for me, as I was challenged to stay motivated musically and intellectually while being wholly responsible for my own finances, as well as caring for my mother.
Things have been hard, and money has been tough to hold on to, even balancing two jobs and the viola. Now that I've moved, I've left those jobs behind, and am beginning a new chapter of my life. This Chapter is mine to create and deveop, but I need YOUR help to get the first few pages inked out! As I *continue* to look for a new source of income to balance alongside my responsibilites as a full time student, I find myself in dire need of starting funds, as my money saved has quickly run dry. To give you an idea of what these funds would be allocated toward, I have categorIzed them below. That way, you KNOW what your donations would be supporting!
Please understand that I don't ask of these things lightly. It was never my intention to come forward, hands outstretched. But in this time in my life, having come so close to something I have worked so hard for, I don't want to lose my place now. This is not my first resort, but my last. If there is any item on the list that you personally would like or NOT like to contribute with your donation, please let me know, and I will act in accordance. My goal is large, but any amount helps. Truly helps.
**As a thank-you to everyone who donates and supports my "round two" in life, I will be hosting a special recital this following summer. This will be funded, and hosted entirely by me, along with any funds going over the goal mark. It will take place in Richmond Virginia, and will be (hopefully) live streamed and (definitely) recorded and posted for everyone to see for themselves what they've invested in. **
Thank you for taking the time to read this, and thank you dearly for your part in making my dreams FINALLY a reality!
Some music played by yours truly (I'm the guy on the right!)
Humbly and Graciously yours,
Caleb Michael Paxton
- Tammy Paxton
- Teddy Cleanthes
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