One of my best gal pals from college, Sonya, is heading to Japan to teach English in just a few short weeks! She has a heart of gold and will be such a great teacher - I'm so excited for her future there!
Let us try to help this ambitious gal if we can. Instead of me telling you the details, I'll let Sonya tell you...
Diabetes has been such a focal part of my life since I was diagnosed in
2001. I've had many highs and many lows, and for a while I thought being
a diabetic defined me. I was embarrassed to tell my friends some of the
issues I was struggling with. I wanted to be a normal young adult. More
importantly, I had in my mind this idea that I had to be tethered to a
full time job in order to keep my medical benefits. My mother would tell
me all the time you have to have somewhere to jump, you have to have a
plan. I love Disney. Working for a company that takes pride in their customer service and strives to do the impossible inspired me to
do a little soul searching. I have always wanted to learn a different
language. Disney has such a plethora of people that it's hard to imagine
you wouldn't hear different languages walking through the parks. With this idea in mind, I wanted to have a cultural experience that benefited not only me, but others as well. I want my learning
experience to be a teaching experience as well. And so, I searched in
Google "Teach English in Japan" and the rest is history. Diabetes will
always be a part of my life, but I don't want to feel like it is keeping
me from seeing the world. The medical bills and medications will be
expensive, and this is why I ask for your help. Nothing would make me
happier than to look back on this amazing experience a year from now and
know their are people all over the world who believed in me, and wanted
to see me succeed, no matter what the price. If you can, please donate.
And if you can't that's ok too. I just thank you for reading about me,
and if you can, spread the word. The days get closer and closer, and
while I admit there's a bit of fear in the pit of my stomach, I'm so
excited, thrilled and honored to be offered such a life changing
You can donate to her cause here. And if nothing else - please share this post - the more that are aware, the better. And remember - don't let your struggles define you - fight against it & turn it into a life experience.
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