We’re On Track

My daughter, Shantel, and I met with an advisement counselor this morning at her college to make sure Shantel is on track to graduate with her Associate In Arts (AA) degree in May. Good news!!! Shantel is completely on track. YEAH!!! Shantel has worked very hard, and is an A-B student in both her core requirements as shown here.

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As well as in her general electives as you can see here.

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We are so VERY proud of Shantel and her college accomplishments. It has not been easy, but with her determination and persistence, she will be ready to move on, and follow her dream of attending Grand Canyon University, GCU next year. Shantel is already talking with GCU about the requirements for her transfer, and working with their Disability Services Department for any accommodations she will need. Shantel’s major is Phycology and she plans to obtain her Bachelor of Science degree in Hospital Administration At GCU.

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Shantel decided to attend a Community College after High School instead of going directly to a four-year University College for several reasons. One was because in order for her to go directly to a four-year University, she would have been required to take a foreign language in High School. We had so much trouble just getting English brailled for her in high school that we knew there was no way we would ever have been able to have a foreign language brailled and have the books and handouts to her in a timely manner. Another reason for Shantel’s decision to attend a Community College first was to allow Shantel time to adjust to not having an assistant in all her classes like she did in High School, and a smaller campus would allow Shantel to gain the confidence she needed to navigate from class to class without a sighted guide. It really has proven to be the best decision, as everything is falling into place quite nicely.

We’re on track and ready for the next leg of Shantel’s educational journey… We just need to keep praying the funding will be there as I almost passed out when I saw how much this all costs…, and my husband, Bill/Bro, doesn’t even know yet… I may never be able to go out and “play” again… 🙂

Stay Tuned!

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6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ellen Kaufman
    Oct 31, 2013 @ 23:02:31

    This is awesome and we are so happy for Shantel…..I know the journey has not been easy for her. She is a determined young lady and I just know she has made you and Bill so proud of her accomplishments. My granddaughter Sarah is taking Hospital Administration at Ohio University too. Must be a good field to get into, anything medical or to do with medicine.

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    • beyondcinderella
      Nov 01, 2013 @ 00:26:27

      Well how cool, Aunt Ellen, that your Sarah, and our Shantel, are both interested in the same health care field. Perhaps someday they will have the opportunity to meet and share their stories… Love and miss you. Virginia

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  2. gotham girl
    Nov 03, 2013 @ 13:10:30

    Never able to play again? NO!!!!! But, I know it will all work out. So proud of you both!

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    • beyondcinderella
      Nov 03, 2013 @ 19:21:05

      Thanks frissy. I believe it will all work out as well. I believe the most important thing is to ask for it to happen, then keep positive thoughts that it will… xoxo MORE!

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  3. katsbynp
    Nov 03, 2013 @ 22:50:25

    Congratulations to Shantel for all her hard work and perseverance! Congratulations to you and Bill for providing her with all the love, nurturing and guidance.

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