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Help me enlist in the United States Navy!!
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Hey guys, I'm enlisting in the Navy but need to remove 3 tattoos in order to do so! Read the full story by clicking this link and it will explain :), thanks for your help! More ...

Hey everyone! While there are a lot of fundraisers going on, I have a very personal one and I need your help! At 27 years young, I have finally decided to take the leap of joining the U.S. Navy. When I was 17, I met with a recruiter to join the National Guard and was too scared of bootcamp to enlist. Life got in the way for a while but it is now time to turn over a new leaf. I am firm in my decision that it's my turn to give back. I realized that when it came to a career, I wanted to give back in ways other professions just didn't seem to fulfill me. And believe me, I've tried! The way I personally feel I can confidently do this is by being a sailor in the U.S. Navy.
         Unfortunately for me, I made the decision to have both sides of my neck tattooed (see that previous "life experience" thing). This is not condoned by any branch of the military, and specifically stated per the Navy in Section 2, under the 7th item of PERSONAL APPEARANCE and tattoos: "...b. Location. No tattoos/body art/brands on the head, face, neck, or scalp. The neck area for purposes of this regulation is any portion visible when wearing a crew neck T-shirt or open collar uniform shirt. In addition, otherwise permissible tattoos/body art/brands on the torso area of the body shall not be visible through white uniform clothing..."
         This means these neck tattoos must be removed before I can even begin my enlistment process. Along with that comes training, and a high ASVAB score. I have started my physical training and started studying for my ASVAB. I have begun the process of taking the necessary steps to achieve these goals. I have sold my car to try and accrue close to $1,000 towards this as well as continuing to apply for any job I can, from waiting tables to junior marketing executive positions. My goal is to reach $4,000 by September. If my skin does well with the laser process, I'll be ready to go to enlist by December 2015.
          I hope to make my mother, my teammates, and my former and future co-workers proud. Most importantly, I want to prove to myself that I can do this! That I can have a noble career serving my family, friends, and community in ways I never thought I could, all the while being trained in something I never thought I'd be able to do. I want to serve and protect my loved ones. I am very lucky to have the support of my friends and loved ones as I embark on this huge change. I know my life is going to change dramatically but it is a good and needed change. It's my hope, my goal, and my dream.
           I can't get there alone though, and that's where I need your help in aiding me to get where I need to be! There is a company in Harrisburg, PA that has graciously taken me in and adjusted what they would have charged me because of the fact that I'm trying to enlist in the Navy. With time and hard work, I will move up to the highest I can go as a Non-Comissioned Officer. THANK YOU for your help and support. I wouldn't be where I am today without you, and I'm looking forward to making you proud.

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hand made card and navy keychain
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A hand made Navy themed card curtesy of Susan's Cards. It takes her quite of bit time and she puts a lot of love into each card she makes!
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Picture of me in my uniform
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I don't like sending photos of myself so if you can help me by sending $50 I will send you a picture of me with a thank you message on the back of me in my uniform upon graduation of bootcamp :).
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LEGAL PRANKS ONLY! This can't land me in jail guys, I'm trying to enlist in the friggin Navy!

Looking for a harmless, LEGAL, practical joke? Hit this numerical donation and within a 50 mile radius of where I live (Baltimore included) I'll personally prank your friends! We can discuss the prank privately! Ever see that careless whisper guy with the saxophone? The possibilities are endless!
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