A chance to go “Down Under”

December 15, 2011 mommytoaheartkid


Many of you know through my blog that Ava was born with a Congenital Heart Defect, Tricuspid Atresia.  She has since has four open heart surgeries.  It is through her journey that I was inspired to become a nurse.  The more time I spent in the hospital around the machines and medications, the more this career choice made sense to me.

I enrolled in Kennebec Valley Community College and will start their Associate’s Degree Nursing Program in Fall 2012.  I was recently inducted into Phi Theta Kappa, the National Honor Society of two year colleges, with a 3.78 grade point average.  As a member of PTK, I was nominated for a Delegation in Nursing through the International Scholar Laureate Program.  In June 2012 the delegation will be held in Sydney and Brisbane Australia. 

This is a once in a life time opportunity that would expand my education and career options.  Of course this opportunity does not come without a price.  The estimated cost of this trip is $6,000.  Tuition is $3,300 and air fare is estimated around $2,300.  The only way I could participate is to raise enough money for most of the cost of this trip. 

I know times are tough and funds are limited for many.  Any sponsorship is helpful and greatly appreciated.  Ideas on how to raise the funds are also greatly appreciated. 

Please share! 

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