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Help me to attend TEDActive 2014

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I have applied for TEDActive 2014 and was accepted! Unfortunately, it's more money than I-a poor college student- can afford but I can not describe my excitement at being accepted to the talks and four day long conference.  When I got the email I burst into a series of tears and laughing in shock.  Only 500 people are accepted to attend, and they apply from over 70 countries. The thought that my ideas had been listened to, let alone appreciated was amazing to me. 

 My application was written about my belief in the need for societal change for those who are mentally disabled.  I strongly believe that the mentally disabled have been underestimated and disregarded. Scary movies have displayed the mentally disabled as murderous, insane people- an obvious horrible stereotype.  The disabled have also been approached with the idea that they need to be changed into "normal" rather than appreciated for who they are.  

I would like to be sponsored to go to TEDActive 2014 to listen to "ideas worth spreading" and begin to spread my own ideas of social change.  Help me get there and headstart my dreams of helping the ones who need it most!



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