Paleontology goal

$1,015 of $3,500 goal

Raised by 22 people in 7 months
I am a female paleontologist with multiple sclerosis. Living pay check to pay check, I've never had any opportunity to travel. Four years ago, the Society for Vertebrate Paleontologists announced that its annual meeting was going to be in Brisbane, Australia. I started to scrimp and save everything I could. I had, until recently, saved $3500 for the trip and was getting really excited to go. Then, I had a multiple sclerosis flare up and medical treatment cost me almost all of what I had saved. I feel very lucky that I had the money saved to pay for treatment, but I am feeling VERY disappointed that it probably cost me my one chance to travel abroad. My friend suggested I try this. I feel silly for asking for money just to fund my trip, but I guess it is worth a try. I am proud to do what I do, preparing fossils, and to represent women in science. I would love to attend this meeting.

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Jennifer
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I wanted to say thank you again to everybody for their support! Your donations had a secondary, unintended purpose. I would not have made it through this last shutdown without you. I am happy to be back to work, and still think I can make it to Australia in October. Thank you again!
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WhooHoo! I'm about half-way there for a plane ticket to Brisbane. I'm working hard to save as much as I can for hotel, meeting registration, passport, food... As long as no more health problems set me back, I'm feeling EXTREMELY hopeful I'm going to make it! Thank you all so much! If you know of anybody looking for a tax write off, I've got a ways to go yet! :D
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Raised by 22 people in 7 months
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Sheila Cichra
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Jerry Harris
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Matt Sheldon
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Vincent Santucci
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