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Help Marisa attend the 2013 HLAA Convention
$625 raised
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Ended Jun 27, 2013
I need help raising the funds to attend the annual convention in Portland, Oregon hosted by the Hearing Loss Assocaiton of America (HLAA). HLAA is the nation’s leading organization representing people with hearing loss...
I need help raising the funds to attend the annual convention in Portland, Oregon hosted by the Hearing Loss Assocaiton of America (HLAA).

The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) is the nation’s leading organization representing people with hearing loss. check their website for more info: http://hearingloss.org/

I was able to attend HLAA's convention last year in Providence, RI on a first time attendee scholarship. This convention was life changing and it motivated me to continue advocating for change. Many young adults are not able to afford the costs associated with attending conventions; therefore, they will miss out on many life-defining moments. Such costs include convention registrations, travel, and lodging. Therefore, myself and my peers started the "100 Portland" initiative. We DECLARED that 100 young adults (YA) will be present at the June (27th-30th) 2013 HLAA Convention in Portland, Oregon.

- WATCH VIDEO ABOVE FOR MORE INFORMATION on '100 Portland'-
Link to 100 Portland Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/100Portland/

The purpose of this Fundrazr page is to ask for my friends and family to contribute to fund my trip to the convention. It is my goal to raise about $900 to cover the expenses that include: convention registration, lodging, and transportation.

Your support would allow me to continue learning information to cope with my hearing loss and to connect with my peers at the convention. There's no greater feeling than to feel connected with others that are going through life the same way.

Another reason why I want to attend, is to continue working on my documentary project: Hear Nor There: Images of an Invisible Disability http://www.marisasarto.com/#!hear-nor-there/c1yei

Therefore, you would be supporting my project to document stories of individuals with hearing loss and the challenges that they face. Your name will be mention in the final project!

WAYS TO GIVE: donate by PayPal here on Fundrazr or donate by check – you can send a check to me: Marisa Sarto, 7000 Quakertown Ave. Winnetka, CA 91306.

Any amount/contribution is most welcome/appreciated and I'll be entirely grateful! For donations fifty dollars and over, in return you have the option of receiving a photography portrait session for you or to give as a gift. And for all I will consider this as an early birthday present! Thank you! much love. <3
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