Have you ever wanted to impact a community? One that is being under-served. It's the disabled and elderly population. My name is Karlene Rantamaki. I am wanting to assist this community by becoming a yoga instructor.
The population is dear to my heart, because I have Cerebral Palsy and Autism characteristics. The different abilities have not stopped me from major achievements in life. I have obtained my bachelor's degree in Comparative Religious Studies in 2010 from Youngstown State University and received the "Spirit of Life" award from Easter Seals for community service a few years later.
After receiving my bachelor's degree, I felt my body begin to lose mobility. I was on a quest to keep myself as physically independent as I could. The adventure has led me to yoga and I have been practicing for four-and-half years. The positive effects that I have seen in my body are effects that I would like to teach to other individuals with different abilities.
Overcoming and persevering are: part of who I am. The obstacle I am facing is financial hardship. I want to learn more, often times I do not have enough money to support growth in knowledge. This deeply saddens me. I am mustering up the courage to ask your company to support my next educational chapter.
The finances I am seeking total: $2,700. This does NOT include books or other materials that I may need beginning in November 2018. The final cost is: $3,500. I am in need of the first $500 to secure my spot as soon as possible. Are you willing to support me in removing this cost barrier?