It’s Morgan’s 21st Birthday in December and Mia, Marissa and Rose would really like to visit her in Australia. But we need help to make that happen!
Hello all! This is the start of an indiegogo fundraiser for some travel. Why, exactly? Well, here is the story: Morgan was our roommate during the Fall 2012 semester when she was studying abroad in Arizona at the University of Arizona. Morgan is from Narnia. I mean, Australia. If you don’t know, we called ourselves and our apartment “TheTumblrBunch”. It was an amazing six months spent together. Morgan brought many things to our lives, including random knowledge about Aussie words and slang, deadly animals and Vegemite (which is really gross), and her warm and bold personality that can come only from the dangerous shores of Australia.
Morgan came to the states in the summer and shortly before school began we all moved into a cozy apartment together. Then the semester began and all four of us became very good friends. I really can’t put into words how much of a friend she became, honestly. When you live with someone, you talk about random things at 2 am in the morning. You have deep, political, religious and emotional conversations about your views – and in the next minute you’re making immature jokes about Captain American’s butt. You see all sides of a person and really get to know them.
It’s been around 5 months since Morgan left and we miss her dearly. Even before she left, Morgan kept telling us that one day, we have to go and visit her in Australia. Which is a no brainer in theory – of course we want to go to Australia and visit her again! But, as college students, it’s not that easy to just want to go. We even entered Ellen Gegeneres’ contest to win a trip to Australia, because it seemed perfect, but alas we didn’t win.
All three of us are saving as much money as we can, but for all of us to go, round trip, is around $8,000. That is, obviously, a lot. More than anything, we want to go visit Morgan for her birthday at the end of December – almost a year since we last saw her. Currently, or goal for this fundraiser is $4,000, due to the fact that it can only last 60 days and that if you don’t make your goal, the website takes 9%. If you make your goal, it’s only 4%. If we don’t meet this first goal, we plan to do another one of these if people are still willing to give.
Now it’s a lot to ask. We’re not expecting anything, really. We just thought we would open this up to everyone here on Tumblr, as well as our own families, because all of us met here on this website for the most part. Morgan messaged us from Australia, for goodness sakes, because she followed Rose here on the site and saw she was going to the same University. The first day we were all in the same room was the day we moved into our apartment together. This is a website that creates strong bonds among its members. It’s amazing to see the help people can do for their friends – or even complete strangers – here. So give a $1. Give $10. Give as much as you are able to, if you so please. We know times are tough, so please, don’t feel obligated if you can’t. Even just reblogging this, if you can’t give anything, means the world to us.
We aren’t some celebrities doing a Kickstarter for a show. We can’t offer you much. But we do have some perks, little things like sending you a postcard from Australia when we get there, souvenirs, and if you are Australian and want to give (really, we don’t expect anyone to give us that much, but the option is there) an invite to Morgan’s birthday party! Even just a $1 will get you a tweet from all of us, thanking you. Because seriously, even a dollar means so much to us. We’re just normal people. We’re friends that just want to see each other again.
Thank you for your time, if you’re reading this. And if you even consider giving us anything – it’s more than we can hope for. Take care. <3