Yolanda Holland

37 – Riskin, FL

What Are You Most Passionate About?

School, because it’s my second chance at life. It is my start to a new beginning.

Who Is Your Hero? Why?

God. Keeping faith in him strengthens me. It removes my thoughts of suicide, and allows me to hope.

What Is Your Favorite Sound?

Running water, thunder or rain droplets. It’s soothing, and God’s moment of cleansing the earth.

What Project Would A Laptop Help You With?

I’m a student at community college in Florida. This semester, my favorite classes are Philosophy and Humanities. I also love literature. The faculty at my school are a tremendous inspiration. A laptop will help me start a new life of independence, after years of dependence due to my health.

Short Description Of Project

At 32, I suffered a massive stroke while at work. The entire right side of my body was paralyzed. I was prepared to die. My job declined my request to return. I’m studying to get back on my own feet. I plan on completing college and becoming self-sufficient.

How Would A Laptop Help You?

I’m a student at community college in Florida. This semester, my favorite classes are Philosophy and Humanities. I also love literature. The faculty at my school are a tremendous inspiration. I can read and write assignments at home, without going to the library. Naturally I am right-handed, but due to paralysis on my right side, I am not able to write with that hand anymore. I’ve taught myself to use my left, but unfortunately my writing isn’t legible. Typing on a laptop will ensure I can actually read my notes. It would also allow me to make revisions to my schoolwork more easily, as well as do research.

What Languages do you speak?

English

Given a choice, would you prefer a Mac or PC?

Either