Ever since graduating high school my daughter Maryjo has been living in Boston and supporting herself by waitressing (not an easy job especially when she makes the minimum of under four dollars an hour).. She has done this this while taking five classes at a time and getting all A’s at UMass. I am super proud of her and would love to support her financially but unfortunately do not have the ability to do so in the way I would like.
She got accepted to a study abroad program and while she has worked hard to save for the extra costs, as she says “there was no way to prepare for my school granting a couple thousand less in scholarships this semester than every previous due to their climbing debt and consequent budget cuts.”
Her goal is to be able to speak the language so that she can ultimately use her law degree to help other who have no representation.
Thank you for reading this far. Please consider giving or as she said”if you can’t/don’t want to offer money, I am always accepting prayers and well wishes.”