I am coming to Tumblr for some help, some financial help.
While I don’t know if minisparks has been asked to come back to camp later this summer, but I do know I have to pay for her choreography and an additional gymnastics clinic by the end of the month; expenses we had not expected until the end of summer.
Sadly, I don’t have enough to cover all of these gymnastics costs. For those of you who don’t know, if you thought gymnastics was just buying leotards and grips, you’d be shocked at how much the sport costs.
I have to pay for her equipment; grips, leotards, etc…; but I have coach fees, practice fees, choreographers, clinics, TOPs tests, and then the biggest one, TRAVEL. This year, minisparks will travel to Chicago, Orlando, Baltimore, and Dallas. That doesn’t include if she has to go for additional clinics and testing in the fall.
If you are curious what it costs, I’d be glad to email you the budget for paying for one little person’s experiences.
If anyone can help, I’d so appreciate it. I know y’all came through for us, last summer, during Hurricane Irene, and I will never forget it. We don’t make a lot of money and are TRYING to get off food stamps and Medicaid, but it’s really hard. It’s hard to save when you have so little to begin with.
I feel pretty ashamed and silly asking, but I also know this is what she wants to do and while we don’t have all the funds, we so want to help her realize her goals.
Thanks for everything, Tumblr. I love you and minisparks, when the time comes and I can explain this the best way I can, thanks you, too.