The longer version: In 2011, I began suffering a series of strokes. Some of them were so strong I could barely talk for weeks afterward. By 2014, I had to leave school entirely. It...wasn't a proud moment. I was very nearly finished at that point but, well, time and tides wait for no one.
So, now, I'm trying again. Unfortunately, I got a rather late start so school funding was only partial and regular finances (TA spots, grants, scholarships, etc.) were out of the question. The funding I did get covers about one-third of the total. But I need the rest by 25 March.
That's where you come in.
These funds will go exclusively to tuition, books, and related expenses. Not a dime will go to anything else. After this term, normal funding sources will be available again and I'll be back on track to being the first person in my family with a PhD. Not only for that sake, but for my future, this is important. I'm stuck in "adjunct hell" where I have enough credentials to teach but not enough to be hired full time. This means no insurance, no guaranteed classes one term to another, no access to unemployment benefits if I'm dropped...It's an aptly named situation. Finishing my degree will put me on a better footing all around for the rest of my life and you can help with that.
Even if you're not in a position to contribute, a click and a share will be greatly appreciated.
- Clayton R Johnson
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