Help Turn My Passion into Education

$6,525 of $5,400 goal

Raised by 158 people in 3 months
Minnie Tonka  BROOKLYN, NY
Help Turn My Passion into Education -- With your Support, I can Realize My Goal of Becoming a Certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner!

Friends, so many of you know me as Minnie Tonka, burlesque performer, instructor, and pastie maker. Many of you also know that I have an autoimmune disease, seronegative rheumatoid arthritis, and have been living with chronic pain and fatigue for years.

For the past few years I’ve worked hard to heal my body by eating healthy food, practicing yoga, and cloaking myself in positive affirmations. This has proven to be an effective, powerful combination. As a part of my healing, over four years ago, I changed my diet to help with inflammation (a hallmark of rheumatoid arthritis) and my health. As I connected the food I ate to changes in myself, the more interested I was in learning about the healing properties of food. Cooking, baking, and learning about food and nutrition truly became my passion.

Through sharing my story (and photos of yummy homemade food on social media!) I’ve learned there's a need and desire for open communication around the links between diet, health and wellness. Significantly, there is also a great need for educated practitioners, and that's my goal. I have been accepted into a program offered by the Nutritional Therapy Association, a 9-month, online, course that includes intensive, in-person workshops, http://nutritionaltherapy.com. The program begins February 13. By the conclusion of the program, I will become a certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner which will enable me to use my knowledge and education to help other people by fostering awareness and understanding regarding the relationship between what we eat and how we feel.

What I love about this program is that they address nutrition from a holistic perspective. There is no perfect diet for everyone. As a Nutritional Therapist I will be trained to help people find the right types of whole foods that will restore balance and enhance their ability to walk down the hallway of life towards perfect health. Pursuit of this knowledge is what drives me -- but to get there, I need your help. The tuition for my program is $5,400. Any financial support you can give me will help me realize my dream...which will ultimately help me make our community healthier and happier!

Thank you so much! Love!
Alyssa / Minnie Tonka

P.S. We've reached the $5,400 goal! Thank you so much!  Every donation over $5,400 counts as GoFundMe fees take 7.9% so if I reach $5,827 the tution will be fully covered! 

P.P.S. Every $ over $5,827 goes directly towards books and supplies! 

THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!
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Update 8
Posted by Minnie Tonka
2 months ago
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THANK YOU!!! We did it! With your love and generosity we reached my goal to help me become a certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner! I am blown away with love and gratitude. Thank you so much!
Thank You!
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Update 7
Posted by Minnie Tonka
2 months ago
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EXCITING NEWS! With your support, we've reached $5,436 for my education goal! I am blown away by the generosity and love from so many friends and community members in helping me realize my goal of becoming a certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner! And if you'd still like to donate, every donation over $5,400 counts! GoFundMe fees are 7.9% so if I reach $5,827 the tution will be fully covered! I'm closing the campaign this Monday, February 13.
THANK YOU SO MUCH! LOVE!
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Update 6
Posted by Minnie Tonka
2 months ago
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Yahoo! It's *PASTIES GIVEAWAY DAY!* A free pair of sparkly #PastiesByTonka to anyone who donates $60 or more to my education fund from now until 8pm EST (shipping to anywhere in the US included). First come first served. You choose which you like from this photo!

How to score a pair of popular Pasties by Tonka:
1) Visit my Go Fund Me link from now until 8pm EST 2) Donate $60 or more
3) I will contact you re: your choice of pasties
4) After choosing your pair and giving me your address, I will mail them to you!

EVERYBODY WINS TODAY!

Please help spread the sparkly word and share with friends. Thanks everyone! XO
Pasties!
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Update 5
Posted by Minnie Tonka
2 months ago
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Thank you for your support! With your help, we've reached 50% of my goal! Yes, these are challenging times and people are yearning for love and healing. This program will give me the tools to bring healing, health and wellness into our community and world. WE NEED & DESERVE IT! Please help spread the word about my education fund and let's continue to share light and love! Thank you so much!! XO
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$6,525 of $5,400 goal

Raised by 158 people in 3 months
Created January 18, 2017
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Desiré d'Amour
11 days ago

Love!

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Kitty Bang Bang
1 month ago (Offline Donation)

Little token towards your education. You're a bad ass! Sending you all the love. Kitty. xx

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2 months ago
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