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This fundraiser ended on 01/01/12

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Please help me take this step toward my dream!

I am currently a graduate student at Naropa University, working towards a master's degree in counseling psychology. While I am excited to be a therapist, my dream is to have a private practice, while traveling to various locations hosting retreats centered on psychological healing and adventure.

My teachers and mentors have informed me that the best way to reach my goal is to attend the types of retreats that I eventually want to lead. This March, starting the day of my 30th birthday, my favorite teacher is leading one of these retreats in Costa Rica, and I am really excited to join her as a birthday trip and training for my future.

It is important for me to note where I come from in order to emphasize my passion for psychology and growth. For those of you who do not know, I spent the first nine years of my life living homeless, rarely attending school, continuously sick and troubled.

Now I am interning, excelling in graduate school and working 30+ hours a week in a restaurant to support myself financially. Despite working, I am not going to be able to come up with all of the money by January 15th, which is when it is due. For this reason, I have created this website to rally support.

In case you want more information about what I am doing in school or on this trip, I have included links for Naropa University and True Nature Journeys. You are also welcome to contact me for more information.

Much love and gratitude!

For those of you who have sent money through the mail, such as Lisa Bjerkman and Katie Sheppard, THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! I have subtracted that money from the total I need to raise :)

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