Ruth's Bassoon Fund

$870 of $800 goal

Raised by 10 people in 21 months
Ruth Santos  MELBOURNE, FL
Hello Friends! (ver traduccion en español seguido de esto)

My name is Ruth Santos, I am a bassoon player, originally from Honduras. My journey playing the bassoon has been a very exciting one. I have had many ups and downs, but thankfully I have made it through one of my main goals. I am graduating from Lynn University's Conservatory of Music on May 16th (2015) with a bachelor's degree in bassoon performance!!!
Unfortunately, since I started playing the bassoon I never had the opportunity to buy my own because of economic reasons.
My parents could not afford to buy me a bassoon since I come from a family of 8 and the price was always out of their budget , however, I managed to get by just using the school's bassoons while in middle school, high-school and even got a scholarship to study abroad in the US.
At this time, I have found myself graduating from college without having my own bassoon. I am planning on pursuing a graduate degree to continue with my bassoon studies, but not having my own instrument makes everything more complicated. 
Since I left home to study abroad I have had to support myself, which has not given me the opportunity to save money for a bassoon. 
I am starting this fund raise with the hopes of getting some help from my friends and maybe others, to finally be able to afford my own bassoon and continue my career as a professional bassoon player.

Thank you for reading and for your help!

Love and blessings, 
Ruth <3


Hola Amigos!

Mi nombre es Ruth Santos, fagotista Hondureña. Mi recorrido como fagotista ha sido muy emocionante. He tenido muchos altos y bajos, pero con ayuda de Dios he lagrado uno de mis principales objetivos. Estoy a punto de graduarme del Conservatorio de Música de la Universidad de Lynn, el 16 de mayo (2015) con una licenciatura en musica con especialidad en fagot!!!
Por desgracia, desde que empecé a tocar el fagot nunca tuve la oportunidad de comprar mi propio instrumento debido a razones económicas.
En mi familia nunca tuvimos los medios economicos para comprar un fagot, ya que es un instrumento my caro y con una familia de ocho, un fagot no esta en la lista de compras. Sin embargo, yo me las arreglé para avanzar en mis estudios praticando y utilizando los fagotes de las escuelas en que asistia, y logre conseguir una beca en los EEUU y llegar a la universidad, aunque siempre sin mi propio fagot.
En este momento, me he encuentro a punto de graduarme de la universidad aun sin tener mi propio fagot. Esta en mis planes el seguir con mis estudios con una maestria, pero no tener mi propio instrumento hace que todo sea más complicado.
Desde que me fui de casa para estudiar en el extranjero he tenido que velar por mis propias necesidades economicas, lo cual no me ha dado la oportunidad de ahorrar dinero para un fagot.
Estoy recaudando fondos conla esperanza de conseguir un poco de ayuda de mis amigos y tal vez los amigos de mis amigos y conocidos, para finalmente ser capaz de pagar por mi propio fagot y continuar mi carrera profecional como fagotista.

Gracias por su tiempo y ayuda!

Mucho cariño y bendiciones,
Ruth <3
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20 months ago
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Update 3
Posted by Ruth Santos
21 months ago
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I achieved one of my goals, graduating!
Now comes the next step, getting my own bassoon...

Thank you to all of you who have contributed to my cause, it mean so much! And even tough I'm still a long way from my goal, hope is the last thing one can loose and I have hope and faith that I will achieve the goal of getting my own bassoon as well!

Thanks everyone, and don't forget to share and spread the word :)

Love and blessing,

Ruth
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Posted by Ruth Santos
21 months ago
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Thank you so much for sharing and for your donations!!!
They're a huge help!

Blessings and love,

Ruth
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21 months ago
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$870 of $800 goal

Raised by 10 people in 21 months
Created May 12, 2015
MS
$80
Michael Schmidt
19 months ago

Best of luck!

SK
$75
Sebastian and Kelsey
21 months ago
1
1

Nunca renuncies. Continua trabajando por lo que quieres sin importar cuan difícil.

DC
$200
Dan & Ivonne Cozad
21 months ago
1
1

Good Luck Ruth

JK
$100
Justice King
21 months ago
1
1
JC
$100
Judy Coder
21 months ago
1
1

Follow your dreams.

TM
$75
Trevor Mansell
21 months ago
1
1

Hope this helps!

DT
$25
Dilyana Tsenov
21 months ago
2
2
EV
$200
Eric Varner
21 months ago
2
2

Best of luck, Ruth!

JB
$10
JS Bach
21 months ago
2
2

Sorry but I'm too poor to give a lot but I hope little helps. Too poor to afford one myself but I'm glad to donate to beautiful artist such as yourself.

PS
$5
peter smith
21 months ago
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