I am raising $25,000 for College Fund. Unfortunately my mother was forced to retire from her job and money has been tight in the household. I don’t qualify for much financial aid. First let me tell you about myself…..
I was introduced to Christ at a young age, by my grandfather who was a great example of a Christian man. He was a soldier in the army of the Lord Throughout my childhood, he has taught me valuable and spiritual life lessons that are still meaningful and precious to me. In Spite of him passing, his lessons and words of wisdom still have made a major impact on me today and my life to become the God fearing virtuous woman that I am. One of the many lessons he has instilled in me, was that the Lord is the captain and we are just co-pilots and he is the author and finisher of our lives. ¨ I am the Alpha and the Omega the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End” Revelation 22:13. My grandfather taught me in his passing not to question my Lord and Savior. He may be referred to as The Almighty, Allah, The Creator, Buddha just to name a few. In my family’s religious walk and journey he is referred to as King of Kings and Lord of Lords and the Holy Trinity. I have learned that he works on his time and not mine after losing two of the most precious jewels that life could offer. To everything there is a season and a time to every purpose under heaven: After seeing both my delectations for life passed away due to Cancer in 2013 and 2019. I learned to just let go and let god. Alongside my grandfather sharing his words of wisdom, my family has played a vital and essential role as to my religious values, moral beliefs and ethics. I often attended my motherś and auntś church on several occasions in the past. I am a spirit filled Christian believer who may not go to church every Sunday but still praises the Lord. I believe I can strengthen the sisterhood community because I was raised to be a leader and not a follower. I am an innovator. Coming from an all- girls STEM highschool, I believe a school like CSUDH uplifts women to run the world someday. I can make my mark due to my seven critical humanitarian soft skills such as critical thinking and problem solving, Adaptability, Initiative, curiosity and imagination.
I was 9 years old when I entered my new foster home. At first, I wasn’t as comfortable with the environment because I figured without a doubt I was going to move homes again prior to living with my first foster mother and moved due to a personal issue. Months went by I had gotten comfortable with my new mother because I was finally at peace in my new home in Los Angeles, California. All I remember from my young mind is taking a bath one night around 8 pm I yelled “MOM” for the first time. My foster mother came rushing into the bathroom and said: “wait did you call me mom?” I responded with “yes” with a warm smile on my face. Months later my foster mother referred to me as her “Little Sunshine.” At the age of 10, my new mother and I went to the court in Downtown, Los Angeles to finalize the adoption. This event had mattered to me personally because I was no longer in fear. I was in the hands of a person who will truly love me for eternity. This event was metamorphic because not only did it affect my future but the event made me a more stabilized human being in a family that is filled with love and success. I am now on the road to becoming a Nurse Practitioner in Trauma or low- income areas with the support of my new adoptive family. I would also like to become a social worker to get children adopted and experience the blessing that I had gone through. From this experience, I learned not everyone is dangerous and selfish there is still hope left in this world. There are many good people that want to do the right thing by helping others to be successful in the ongoing world. I can apply this to future reference to inform others that adoption is a beautiful process. I believe adoption is the most important event that can happen to any child. Parents are receiving the joy and blessing of adding a child into the family. The children who are adopted have a high tendency to finish school and receive higher education. As of children who are stuck in foster care who may not ever feel what love is. Often times they will dropout with no motivation to life and then become angry at the world.
In closing, thank you for reading. All donations are greatly appreciated. Your donation will go towards my college fund so I can pursue my dream in Nursing or Social Work.