Travel costs for a shared dream...

My Mom broke her back four years ago, and has never fully recovered. As a result we lost our home, she lost her job, and we face huge medical bills.

But we are a team and we laugh a lot.

No more so than when I recently received a scholarship to a precollege program at Oxford University in England for four weeks this July.

But Mom is a bit nervous -- she feels that at fifteen, I am too young to travel so far alone -- and she is not sure how to raise the money for a mandatory application fee, return airfare, and a few incidentals while I am in England.

However, thanks to a few wonderful people, babysitting, car-washes, rummage sales, and sales of my special chocolate cookies, we have been able to raise $865, but still have a long way to go.

So we have decided to ask you for a little help. And while we feel slightly awkward doing so, we would greatly appreciate any sort of financial assistance. Even a single dollar helps.

Please, please, please.

In return all we can offer for your generosity is...

1. Our deep appreciation and love. And our friendship.

2. A hand-written postcard from Oxford, England. (For those willing to send me their address.)

3. A special listing as benefactor on my blog, which I am in the process of developing.

Lastly, we know your contribution will make a difference to our lives, and humbled by it, we promise to "˜pay it forward' whenever and wherever we can.

Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Keegan (and Mom)

  • crystal welsh 
    • $50 
    • 98 mos
  • joyce krawiecki 
    • $500 
    • 98 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $5 
    • 98 mos
  • Catherine Hackworth 
    • $150 
    • 98 mos
  • Geri Anne Martin 
    • $75 
    • 98 mos
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Keegan Brady 
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