I graduated from Purdue University in 1991 with Industrial Technology degree. However, my dream has always been to work in the medical field. I have been an EMT for over 20 years. My passion is to help people who are sick--not only with their health, but also deal with life-changing news that doctors sometimes must give to patients. I have a talent for showing compassion to all patients, regardless of their age, appearance, religion, gender, etc.
My specific dream is to be a nurse in pediatrics. At 44 years old, I have started my nursing degree in an accelerated program. I will obtain my Bachelors of Science in Nursing in August 2014. Unfortunately, I have had to quit my full-time job in order to concentrate on getting my degree as part of my education is spending many clinical hours in the hospital. I am married and have two children--ages 8 and 12. My wife had to recently quit her job to stay home with our children as they both have special needs.
In order to finish my education, I need to have $25,000. Any help you could give would be very much appreciated.