Hi guys! I’d like to take a break from my regular funny posts to tell you about one of my best friends Lauren. Shes beautiful, kind, sweet, and absolutely wonderful. The thing is, she has a disease called diastematomyelia, a defect where the spinal cord divides into 2 cords.
The doctors predicted that she was never going to walk again. She had to go through 3 neurosurgeries. Even though the doctors predicted she’d never walk, she is walking! Now, you might be thinking “Well, your friend is a-ok! Whats this post about then?”
The thing is, Lauren wants to go to college. She wants to become a neurosurgeon herself and help other people. The problem is her mom is extremely tight on money. Her parents are divorced and her mother has to raise not only her, but her brother as well. Because of Lauren’s recent surgeries its even harder for her mother to juggle not only the cost of hospital bills but Lauren’s college tuition. Her father is an alcoholic who doesnt pay child support.
What can you do to help? Its easier than you think! She isnt asking for ANY donations. All you have to do is click a “vote” button. Dr.Pepper is holding a tuition giveaway. Theyre willing to pay up to $100,000 dollars in college tuition to the person who gets the most votes in this competition.
Please, CLICK HERE and vote for Lauren in this competition. It only takes a few seconds. If you cant do that, please signal boost this! Lauren is such an amazing person and it would bring me so much joy to see her be able to go to college so she can help out others in the future. Shes gone through SO much in her life, and just one second could make a huge difference.
Thank you so much for reading this.
Seriously guys! Clicking vote only takes one second!! Please not only reblog but vote for her too!!!!!
This is why I love Starfire.
No. Like. This scene was really important. This douche hated her entire race and took that hatred out on Starfire. He called her slurs throughout the entire episode. And Starfire just endured it, because she knew her friends loved this guy. And when he is in trouble, about to die; she has every right to let him. But what does she do? She starts trying to help him. And even as she’s trying to save his life, he pushes her away, throwing slurs at her face. But she presses on, and ends up saving him. Do you know how important it was to see this as a kid? That no matter how much someone treats you with hatefulness and cruelty, the right thing to do when they’re in danger is to help them? That’s some powerful shit for a ‘kids show’, and don’t you dare look me in the eye and tell me that all of this is just superhero bullshit.