My daughter's East Coast trip

Arlene Moore Start Date: Aug 30, 2017 - End Date: Mar 1, 2018
  • Washington, DC, United States of America
  • Mount Vernon, VA, United States of America
  • Arlington, VA, United States of America
  • Yorktown, VA, United States of America
  • Williamsburg, VA, United States of America
  • Jamestown, NC, United States of America
  • Baltimore, MD, United States of America
  • Gaithersburg, MD, United States of America

My Travel Story

by: Arlene Moore Start Date: Aug 30, 2017 - End Date: Mar 1, 2018
Hello everyone. First like like to say thank you for taking the time to look through my campain. Second I would like to share with you the hardships that we have been going through the past few years. Then third I like to explain why your contribution would help my daughter.
First my daughter was born 13 yrs ago. About a wk after I had her,I wanted to get back to work because her father (at the time)was barley bringing enough money in to support us. My family told me and that I should be with my daughter and watch her grow. So I stayed home to teach her. We Were living up in the mountains at the time,so travel would have a little hard anyways.3 yrs after she was born I got pregnant and gave her a brother,then about 3 months after that out house burned down in the Butler fire in the Angeles National Forest south of Big Bear.  That is when our lives have changed for the worse.We were forced to find another place to live (we had nothing left from the fires). So I asked my uncle if we can move in until we got back on our feet (he has a 3 bedroom house and is only him). He said yes, which helped us alot. But even with a roof over our head,we still had no income. Richard (father of my 2 kids) could not find a job in the area that we lived in and was forced to go on government assistance for food and medical. He didn't find a job until about 1yr later,then we had to deal with $20,000 with of credit cards because to assistance was not enough. When we lost our house and Richard was looking for a job,it was during the time when everyone was losing their jobs because of the economy.
Shortly after my daughter was born I noticed that thier was something very special about her. Instead of playing with her baby jym with hanging stuffed animals.  I noticed she would take them off the chain and take the chain off and put the animals back on the chain. All this happens when she was 9months old. I WAS AMAZED. So through the years even through the hardships that we have had I still encouraged my daughter to do anything and everything to keep that brilliant mind going. Age 3,before preschool, she already knew how to write in cusive,read 3second grade books,colors,shapes,basic math to about times tables. And she is now in 8th grade in band playing the flute. Has all honors classes but loves history most of all (she calls herself more of history buff than her history teacher). We are currently paying what we can each month to her trip account but won't be able to afford all of it
  • Washington, DC, United States of America
  • Mount Vernon, VA, United States of America
  • Arlington, VA, United States of America
  • Yorktown, VA, United States of America
  • Williamsburg, VA, United States of America
  • Jamestown, NC, United States of America
  • Baltimore, MD, United States of America
  • Gaithersburg, MD, United States of America