What happens to a dream deferred?
Does it dry up
Like a raisin in the sun?
Or fester like a sore--
And then run?
Does it stink like rotten meat?
Or crust and sugar over--
like a syrupy sweet?
Maybe it just sags
like a heavy load.
Or does it explode?
Hi my name is Larry A. Peterman.
I chose to name my site after a line in Langston Hughes poignant poem, "What happens to a Dream Deferred", because my dream is and always has been to receive a college degree and currently this dream seems to be deferred. But with your kind help, I may be able to keep my dream alive.
Please find my letter below regarding my situation and how you can help. Also please take a little time to read my letters of recommendations from my professors under the Testimonials tab.
I hope this letter finds you all in good health and spirits. My name is Larry Antoine Peterman; I am currently a freshman at Johnson C. Smith University majoring Communications and a proud alumnus of
I know some of you are wondering how I will pay my tuition for next semester if I can not pay this one. Well, I will be enlisting in the Army ROTC in order to continue my education. This is not something that I want to do but, my education is just that important to me. I came to JCSU with the intention of success and I have achieved this success. I have learned the importance of education and have worked very hard this past semester. I have A’s and B’s in all my classes and I am very proud of this fact. I am a graduate of
The amount I will need for me to continue is $3899.24 and I need to raise this amount by February 2, 2009. Classes start on January 12, 2009, I can validate/register until February 2, 2009. I know that this is a large sum but, every little bit helps and will get me closer to reaching my goal. I know that it is holiday time but, this is on my wish list. This is what I want for Christmas; an education from a higher learning institution. I’m just asking for you to consider helping a student finish his education. If you would like to be a part of aiding me to my path way to success please email me back ASAP because time is of the essence. I will provide you with the correct information on how you can donate money. If you prefer not to send money you can also visit my website for online shopping at http://www.smartraise.com/LarryAPetermanCollegeFund.
Again, Happy Holidays and I wish you all good health and happiness in the up coming year. I look forward to hearing from you in the very near future.
Larry Antoine Peterman