Craig's Dance Studio
is proud to participate in local fundraising dance competitions
to benefit Martin County Healthy Start Coalition
and Fort Pierce Police Athletic League.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2017
DANCING WITH THE MARTIN STARS
benefit for Martin County Healthy Start Coalition
ROSI SHEPARD star competitor
with instructor Craig Galvin
READ ROSI'S STORY...
One, two, cha-cha-cha!!! So excited and terrified all at the same time, I am so truly humbled to be doing this whole dancing/fundraising cha-cha-cha. I have been asked more often than I expected, why and how do I have time to do this.
A few times a week I must say I smile and think about a time where I felt incredibly helpless, living at poverty level, scrambling to make ends meet, choosing what month the water bill could be stretched to, or even the electric, making the phone calls to extend payment, raiding my mothers pantry for staples to even get by.
The year was 2010, I walked into the children's services council office with a 6 week old baby and a 3 year old toddler.
I could not start back at work because I could not even afford to pay for day care. I had a job with Forestry, but could not get back without help. I applied for a voucher and was told that I could not qualify because the year before we made $1,000 too much. The tears streamed down my face and I explained how dire our situation was. The lady behind the desk must have seen the fear and helplessness in my eyes. She went back to her manager and was able to get us approved.
In that very moment, I made a promise to myself that I would pay back every penny some day. One day I will, and this is a way I can give back to a community that has given so much to me.
I love Martin County Healthy Start, and though it is not the same organization that helped me through that difficult year, I know that my efforts are going to the greater good and welfare for pregnant women and infants in Martin County. I am truly so amazed at how God has truly led my path to be able to do this. I feel so incredibly honored to be afforded this opportunity to give back, to do what I can with the blessings that I have been given.
I am beyond thankful for every penny that has been donated, for every patient second that my instructor Craig works with me, and for all of my friends that have and will support my efforts. Your positive encouragement is priceless. From the very bottom of my heart, thank you all for being so kind to support this most excellent cause.
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