Shannon Lord Needs Help Paying for School & Big Dream

For: Shannon Lord
Portland, OR
Organizer: Shannon Lord (aka Whippet Good) & Family
Shannon Lord Needs Help Paying for School & Big Dream (Shannon Lord)
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This fundraiser has moved over to GoFundMe for the remaining need of $6,500 at: https://www.gofundme.com/help-shannon-pay-for-school-amp-dream


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Years ago, Shannon, worked as an office manager for an inspiring occupational therapist, Dayna K. Willbanks, OTR/L, to assist in opening the outpatient clinic, Elements of Wellness Aquatic & Manual Therapy, Inc. It is there that Shannon found her calling to one day become a manual therapist offering Aquatic Integration and CranioSacral Therapy. She discovered a natural ability in her hands to feel biofeedback and sought out coursework as a layperson to deepen her own understanding of these abilities and skills. After returning to school for the pursuit of medicine, she recognized that the modalities she found to be the most effective offered a more holistic ("whole"-istic) approach.

Since that time she has committed herself to a variety of office jobs in order to utilize her most marketable job skills to pay down debt and decide on the type of license to pursue in order to do the work she has been called to do.

Shannon started the 15-month program at East West College of the Healing Arts last Fall and works full-time while attending classes in the evenings and weekends. We started this fundraiser since Shannon is ineligible for any form of loan due to her previous student debt ratio to her present income. The current goal includes coverage for the cost of the program, books, supplies, additional specialized training courses in CranioSacral Therapy & Aquatic Integration, licensure, and receiving the required professional treatments to learn on a somatic level.

Her big dream is to be able to open a healing space in Portland, OR with a therapy pool for Aquatic Integration, treatment rooms for CranioSacral Therapy, and a movement studio for inclusive and body celebrating dance classes.

Shannon has been actively pursuing increasing her earning potential, but has been unable to increase her income to cover the cost of these added monthly expenses. Hence how we ended up here, with a sincere ask for help and assistance. Shannon continues to fill out scholarship applications and communicate with her family of origin to plan for support from them as it is available.

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Please help me, Shannon Ruth Lord, reach my goal in order to receive my license to help people heal themselves. I have been so fortunate to receive so much along my journey to this place, and I am here to give back in the most authentic and genuine ways I am capable of. This is the work I love the most and have been called to do. 


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Thank You & Be Well!

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on May 7, 2018

Posted on May 7, 2018

https://www.gofundme.com/help-shannon-pay-for-school-amp-dream

This new fundraiser was created since the YouCaring site was purchased by GoFundMe. The amazing news is that thanks to this incredible community, we reached 40% of the previous overall goal of $20,000 listed on the YouCaring fundraiser site. For this new fundraiser link, we have updated the goal to reflect the remaining need for graduation, licensure, and specialized training courses in CranioSacral Therapy & Aquatic Integration. We are currently collecting donations for the next school payment due on 5/10. Current need is around $900. 


I am humbled to receive so much from you all.

With Gratitude,

Shannon Ruth


Posted on April 20, 2018

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Posted on April 20, 2018

Last night was my first test of the quarter for our Common Conditions class. My instructor has been very supportive of me being able to use my Craniosacral Therapy skills, provided my client is also on board, and that it is not contraindicated for the condition we are focusing on.


My client had a 6-7 out of 10 level of migraine pain before the session. Afterwards they reported 1-2 out of 10 for their level of migraine pain. This is incredible and powerful stuff! I am so honored to have been able to work with this person and hold the space to invite their body to heal itself.


It is truly incredible to be able to do the work that brings me the most joy!


Posted on April 16, 2018

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Posted on April 16, 2018

I completed my first official course on the road to CranioSacral Therapy certification! I'm signed up for the level 2 this November. I am another step closer in this big life shift we are cultivating. I feel so very grateful for your continued support along this journey. Thank you for believing in me, celebrating with me, and being a part of this incredible community.


Love and Hugs,

Shannon Ruth

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