Help me graduate

My name is Xenia Karungu and I am international student at Berklee College of Music from Nairobi, Kenya.  I began my journey at Berklee in 2014 after graciously being awarded a tuition scholarship.  After spending the whole of that year thinking I was not going to be able to attend my dream school I reauditioned for the scholarship and it was awarded to me three weeks before the semester was going to start.  My family and I jumped at the opportunity because it was too good to pass down, but we would still have to pay for all other expenses such as living arrangements, health insurance, the laptop, books, etc ... If it weren't for this award, I wouldn't have ever had the chance to expand my musical career in the way that I have now. My first year at Berklee went well and I moved off campus after that to minimize the amount of money my family would have to spend because living on campus was too expensive. Fast-forward to a year later (2016), the apartment I was living in burned down and I lost all my belongings. As a result, my junior year was significantly difficult due to the fact that I was missing essentials such as a laptop and was never really compensated for all that I lost. Fast-forward again to the present and now I need help, help which I was too afraid to ask for after the apartment burned down. I currently have a pending balance for Health Insurance and the comprehensive fee that is preventing me from registering for my final year at Berklee. School begins on the 5th of September and the deadline to pay for Health Insurance is the 15th of September. I am able to pay for some of it but I am not going to be able to receive all my money in time to meet the deadline and everything I have still won't be enough and that is why I need help. I don't know if I will be able to repay anyone but I will definitely try in my own way. Any help would be HUGELY HUGELY appreciated! Please help me graduate and complete my senior year!


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Xenia K Manasseh 
Boston, MA
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