First I’m going to start out by explaining a little bit about me and my past and then why I need donations. My name is Sydnee. I’m about to turn 19 and I’m a full time college student. I am in my freshman year, doing my pre recs for the LPN program. My end goal is to get my doctorate in nursing. Which will take roughly 5 more years. This year I ended up taking out $5,000 in loans. To cover tuition fees and books. I also work part time as a host at a restaurant. I put in as many hours possible that I can each week. Even with me working part time i’m barely able to afford the living expenses of my city. I barely break even. Now to a little bit about my past. I was raised by my mom. We have struggled since I was 10 years old. My mom is a recovering addict / alcoholic. I did not get very good grades in high school due to having to focus on taking care of my little brother most of my life. I failed quite a few classes my freshman year. My senior year caused me to have a reality check that I don’t want the same life I had growing up. I tried extremely hard and got mostly B’s. I ended up graduating on time even though I had been behind. I knew the only way I could get the future I wanted was to go to college. I also found my passion my senior year. Nursing. I took my CNA class and loved it. The idea of having the chance to help people especially the mentally ill warmed my heart. When I was younger I witnessed my grandma struggle with mental illness which eventually led to her suicide. This pushed me towards nursing. My main goal is to pay off part of my loans before they acquire too much interest. $2000 worth of my loans start acquiring interest while I’m still in college. I’m afraid with me breaking even every month I won’t be able to get ahead. Honestly anything would help. It just has caused me so much anxiety. I do not want to be so caught up in debt that it could spiral after I graduate. If you donate, thank you and even if you do not. Thank you for reading my story.