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College for Kinley - A Little Means a Lot

Organized by: Karen Dixon

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THE STORY:

READ THIS, in Kinley's own words. It's worth the read, I promise. http://netdotstuff.com/kinley/ThanksObama.pdf

I have the honor of knowing Kinley. She is not my own but I am proud to know and love her. A child raised in a home fraught with turmoil, disappointment and dysfunction. I hesitate to add more description here for her sake so you can fill in the blanks.  She turned to Academics and Art to fill the void. Her intelligence surpasses most I know. Graduating in the top 5% of a class of more than 800; scoring 5's on all 5 AP Exams and earning 27 credit hours without ever stepping foot on a college campus. Her parents do not support her. Federal Funds are not available to her since FAFSA rules anyone under 24 a dependent and subject to awards based on parental income. She can't get a student loan privately due to unestablished credit.

She dreams of a career in medicine. The things most 18 year old girls focus on are of no interest to her. I believe that with or without us, she will make it.  Stronger? probably, a little more jaded than she already is?  Definitely.  My heart breaks knowing that she is entering a world thinking that she somehow didn't work hard enough. 

It boggles the mind that a child of this intellectual quality and desire is struggling with finding the $$ to attend school. Her first year she received a 4.0 at a local college. Their science program is so poorly funded only one class she needed was available for fall. She has been accepted at a university with a full program and needs the help of those of us with a little extra. Please help. Anything at all ... $5 $50. Let's show her we support higher education even if our government has failed to.

$1,525

 

38% Raised of $4,000 Goal

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  • Susie Smith Farley

    $25

  • Tamra Wolny

    $100

  • Gretchen A Meyer

    $1,000

  • Leslie Jorgensen

    $100

  • Bill Schabot

    $50

  • Vizers

    $100

  • sandy mccormick

    $50

  • Pete Cerqua

    $100

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Organized by

Karen Dixon

This is a direct to organizer fundraiser.

Donor Comments

Pete Cerqua

Pete Cerqua

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

sandy mccormick

sandy mccormick

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Vizers

Vizers

DONATION: $100

Keep the faith! 4 years ago

Bill Schabot

Bill Schabot

DONATION: $50

Good Luck! You will do great! 4 years ago

Leslie Jorgensen

Leslie Jorgensen

DONATION: $100

There are great examples of people who have succeeded in spite of adversity. You also have some wonderful, supportive people in your life. I know you'll make them proud. Good luck, Kinley! 4 years ago

Gretchen A Meyer

Gretchen A Meyer

DONATION: $1,000

4 years ago

Tamra Wolny

Tamra Wolny

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Susie Smith Farley

Susie Smith Farley

DONATION: $25

Kinley for college! God bless! 4 years ago

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