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Top-of-the-Class Student Needs $2,000 To Write Registration Exam & Reunite With His Children..

I am a recent Massage Therapy graduate of Lambton College in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada. I graduated at the top of my class with a 3.98 GPA, but I cannot yet practice massage therapy in Ontario because I cannot cover the cost of writing my registration exams nor for my registration fees.

I am very good at and passionate about what I do. I won the Lambton Chiropractic award for excellence in my field. I became a Massage Therapist because I want to help people to be free from pain.

Despite sending out hundreds of resumes over the past few months, I have been unsuccessful in finding employment of ANY kind and have frequently been turned away because I'm "overqualified". I'm not unwilling to work. I just cannot seem to get hired and I now find myself between a rock and a hard place. With my registration, I would be equipped to find employment in my chosen field and get busy sharing my passions and talents with the world, making it a more comfortable place for the many who suffer needlessly each day.

Most importantly of all, I have two children who I miss terribly and who I have not been able to see for over a year because I have not had the financial means to visit them where they live, 13 hours away from me. Massage Therapy is a second career for me. I'm 43 years old and worked for many, many years in Radio Broadcasting. The pressures and stress of that career eventually took their toll on my health and I realized that I needed to make a significant change. I used all of my personal savings funds to put myself through college in order to create a better life for myself and my children.

 I don't have parents to turn to for assistance. My mother died when I was just 3 years of age and my father died when I was 24. That leaves me with you, my community.

My goal is to raise $2000 to cover the cost of my registration fee, my registration exam and a visit to my beloved and dearly missed children. If 100 people donate just $20, I can reach my goal and live my dream. My commitment is to pay forward your generosity through my devotion to helping others to achieve a greater quality of life.

With sincere gratitude,
Bill Stephenson

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