I’m without words, and that doesn’t happen often, believe me.
It started with one tearful phone call made to one person, TJ. I told him that medic school was going to have to wait for awhile due to some issues with financial aid.
Apparently he wasn’t okay with that. He called Bernice. Together they started contacting people. Medic Matthew, Michael from Rescuing Providence, Tony Oliviero, and a bunch of others… All while keeping me out of the loop, probably because they knew I would tell them that they while being unbelievably sweet, it’s not really my style, and ultimately that they were both nuts.
Basically, they started the Send Epijunky to Medic School fund, and there was nothing that I could do about it.
People started twittering about it. Links went up on Facebook.
Then… They started blogging.
Bernice set up a paypal account and wrote something that turned me into a sobbing wreck. I don’t deserve half of the things she said about me… All I can say is thank you, girl. From the bottom of my heart.
And then something unbelievable happened. In this economy, where everyone is tightening their purse strings and so many can’t find jobs… People started giving money. People I don’t even know. People who have never met me, who have never talked to me. Giving money to send some poor girl from Ohio to school. It’s hard to imagine. And it’s even harder to accept.
And… Jesus, I don’t know what to say.
I’m stunned. I don’t deserve it. Thank you. Uhm. Just… Wow. My cup runneth over.
Thank you, sincerely. To everyone who wrote, tweeted, gave… Just… Thank you. Particularly TJ and Bernice. Who refuse to allow me to stay a Basic. If this works, the first time I give Epi will be in your honor.
(Updated: A special thank you to Kimmeh… Girl… I don’t know what to say.)