I am Barbie and I am asking for your help so that I can study!
I came to America from Europe to study here for a year. However, I received so much more from American nation! I got to know fantastic people in this wonderful country. When I was reading the Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story written by Arnold Schwarzenneger, I felt right then that this is exactly the path I would like to walk on. I was captivated by his speech at the university, … „Who do you want to be?...not what but who ...“ I want to study! And I would love to study! Right here, in this country where, everywhere I go, whatever I do, it is the feeling of freedom that surrounds me. Even though I am 18 years old, I have never felt this free anywhere so far.
I want to study at the university here! I want to become a physician! The kind of physician who does much more for you!
I have been overweight since my childhood. When I was 10 years old, I weighted 90 kg (198 lb). My grandfather died from pancreatic cancer, almost simultaneously with Steve Jobbs. I was so devastated! I would like to devote my life to research and I can receive the best possible knowledge for it here, in the United States of America.
Even though my parent are giving up almost everything to help me with my studies, unfortunatelly, their salaries are not sufficient for covering the tuition. The tuition for the eight-year study is USD 600.000,00.
Please, help me so that I can help others too!
However, this is much more than just asking for money. What we receive, we should also give back! Therefore, I will establish a charitable foundation where your donations will be transferred. I am going to apply for scholarship, my parents will also pay for my tuition and if the regulations allow it, I would also like to work. This way, I will use only as much funds as I will need to cover the tuition.
After graduation, I will pay back all the money to the fundation.
The funds collected will be used to support students or for research purposes.
I want those who support me, have more information about myself.
My name is Barbara Simon, I come from Slovakia and I am a High School graduate student at the Neenah Rotary Club of Neenah.
Should you request a reference about me, please contac the the Neenah Rotary Club.
Moreover, my grandmother is also supporting me with her handicraft. This way, everyone supporting me with at least USD 500.00 will obtain a unique handmade angel from me.Thank you all for your support!