First off, I'd like to say it's very hard for me to ask for help for anything, let alone to pay for my personal expenses. But, in this circumstance I hardly have a choice. For the past three or four years I've always said "I want to march an independent color guard, I'm gonna do it, I'm gonna do it.", and I finally have the chance! I was lucky enough to have made the fanatasia team of 2013, but it didn't come easy. I've worked so hard on improving my skills through hours and hours practicing for years, just to have this chance, and now that I do I can't/won't allow myself to give it up. This year I am trying to make it on my own(for the most part) i.e. paying for my own gas and personal expenses inclusing Fantasia. But, if paying the estimated $1800 to march wasn't a daunting task in itself just this past summer I made a promise. I promised my grandparents(who live in Europe and hadn't seen for the past five years due to my color guard schedule) that I'd come back and visit again this up coming summer, no matter what even if that means I have to buy my own ticket(another estimated $1800). Color guard and family are the two things that make me the happiest in life, and you never know what life will bring so I'd like to spend as much time with my grandparents as possible. Any donations or sponsorships would be much appreciated, every penny counts. Please help me make my dreams a reality and check off one life goal on my list. Thank you.