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Amy has a BIG YEAR!
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4 Years running
My name is Amy. I am 28.... and in the next few months I have to come up with quite a substantial amount to pay for the end of my college career as well as my upcoming wedding. It has taken me five years but, on July 1st, I will finally have my ...
My name is Amy. I am 28.... and in the next few months I have to come up with quite a substantial amount to pay for the end of my college career as well as my upcoming wedding. It has taken me five years but, on July 1st, I will finally have my Bachelor's Degree in Healthcare Management. I am scheduled to walk the stage at Commencement in Washington DC on July 20th, 2013. This has been an overwhelming and emotional journey and through it all I was able to financially do it solo....but now I have the final expenses of out-of-pocket balance to the school, cap + gown, and transportation for my family to watch me walk the stage. It took a long time for me to find the courage and overcome embarrassment of waiting so long to return to school after a hiatus, but I did and I'm so close to my dream coming true that I set out 5 years ago to achieve.
Coupled with my educational achievement, I met the love of my life and he asked me to be his wife and mother to his four children that he has sole custody of. Being an only child and never a biological mother myself, I never really knew what it took to be a mom, but I love it and love them as if they are my own. The snag is that my soon to be husband has injured his back and even though he has had two previous back surgeries, a third may be imminent. With everything so close to being perfect and coming to a fairytale end with my prince and our brood and my education and degree, the cold hard fact is that I / we do NOT have the finances necessary to secure wedding necessities such as the venue or even an officiant to marry us not to mention finish my education that I am so so close to begin done with. We are not extravagant people and do not pretend to be so.
I have always been proud and held my head up high that I have been able to provide for others and be relatively independent in achieving what I have set out to do....but the time has come that I admit I need help. I do not have a large family. I do not have extra finances or a rich uncle tucked away somewhere. I am now the mom to four kids and like most parents, I put their needs before my own and have learned the true definition of sacrifice.
It has come time that I put my fate in the hands of friends and strangers and swallow my pride and say that I cannot do it alone...
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