Jackson and I had a lazy day in today since neither of us was particularly interested in braving the weather outside. Some Sundays are best enjoyed from the couch, you know? As such, I made it my mission to find a kindness that could be performed from the comfort of my living room. I quickly became overwhelmed while browsing Kickstarter and Indiegogo for campaigns to fund, and so I put out a call on Twitter for guidance:
The first tweet to answer my call came from a private account so I won't share it, but the woman who sent it encouraged me to fund a campaign being run by a lady named Lara who is trying to pay for medical school in Saba. Did I have any idea where Saba was? Hell no! But I was ready to find out.
Saba, for those of you who aren't familiar, is a Caribbean island that contains one potentially active volcano (!) and one pretty kickass medical school, The Saba School of Medicine.
After checking out Lara's GoFundMe page I decided that since she and I share a common goal - leveling up our skills in order to help others - her campaign was exactly the sort of thing that I would like to contribute to. Besides, having recently jumped back into post-secondary education as an adult, I know how stressful it can be financially - and I'm only paying for an Arts degree! In Canada! Med school in a different country is on a whole 'nother level and takes a ton of guts to commit to. Props to Lara for taking such a big step towards achieving her dreams.
Lara sent me a thank-you note and an invitation to view her private blog almost immediately after I funded her campaign. I'm really looking forward to following her story as she starts school and settles into her new life in Saba.