I faced my biggest fear. I silenced those inner voices of doubt and the voices of anyone who doubted me. I faced the sun and respectfully declined the invitation to live among the shadows of my insecurities and other people's perception
I'm an international student with an unconventional education path.
I am Joan Serrano; an International Student in Parker University, Dallas. I am in my Junior year Studying Communication Arts. There are no scholarships for people like me to attend University--- probably because nobody ever expects people like me to attend a school like Parker University.
I have made many a mistakes in my past. Being involved in the adult entertainment industry for one. Being a meth user. The reason for such low point in my life had to do with my Papa. God bless his soul. He was diagnosed with non-hodgkins lymphoma back in my country "Spain". I could not afford to have my Papa suffer so I moved to San Diego during my summer holidays of 2016 and auditioned with an Adult Entertainment company. I made two flicks but decided that is not the woman I want to be. It was also during said time I was introduced to meth having being plied with drugs before shoots.
I became addicted until I got sad news My Papa still passed away. I asked myself these questions. I tried all I could to save my Papa but he still died, here I am an addict and a lady of no virtue. I decided to end my life. But I thank goodness for my twin sister and her encouraging words. She told me no matter how low I have been. I can always pick myself up again.
Those words struck a chord and I decided to head back to my studies. I have been clean for more than a year and working at a burger King restaurant. The right path is arduos but it always gives one joy.
Right now I am in need of money to pay my tuition fees before October. Being an International student, If I fail to meet my tuition obligations at Parker University. I will not be able to renew my study visa. My dream of thus becoming an American citizen will be squashed. please i cannot go back to Spain. All my efforts will be in vain, I have been able to meet some great people over here in the states. I call USA home now.
Kindly donate to my gofundme campaign and help Joan Serrano graduate from College and be the aspiring actress she has always wanted to be.
How soon do I need the funds?
It would be awesome if I will be able to pay 50% of my first semester's tuition ($7500) by September 30 2017 as this is the condition for Parker University to not de-register a student from all their courses, and kick them out of the university
I thank anyone who read upto this point. It really does mean alot to me.