Mekaelia Davis via Crowdrise
September 28, 2012
BENEFITING: GYE NYAME EMPOWERMENT PROJECT
In 2008, my best friend and amazing person, passed away from gastric cancer. As an excellent mom, passionate educator, and loving friend, daughter, and sister - Natasha Whyte exemplified what is possible when you believe in a greater good. I am challenging myself to complete the 2012 NYC Urbanathalon race - to raise $1000 to launch a memorial scholarship in her name.
Despite becoming a single mother and a college student at the age of 20, Natasha graduated college on time, with honors, and went on to pursue and complete coursework towards her Master's degree. Unfortunately, Natasha passed away before she could walk the stage a second time.
This scholarship will provide financial support to single moms who are attending college, support that will help cover the little things that often come up for moms who are juggling academics and parenting.
Please help me support other women who are focused on success, and follow my journey towards successfully completing the 9.5 mile obstacle course race October 27, 2012.