by Mallory Huston
Announcement: A unique student diagnosed with high-functioning autism plans to attend law school in the Fall of 2020...
Hello everyone! My name is Mallory and I am currently a college student at Point Loma Nazarene University, and I will be a senior this incoming fall! I have plans to attend law school in the Fall of 2020 and become a criminal lawyer. The thing is that law school is costly and I need all the help I can get to put myself through school because I don't want my family to pay any more than what they already did for college.
I was born in San Diego, California on September 4th, 1997. At the age of two, I was diagnosed with high-functioning autism. Growing up around other kids has been a huge challenge for me since I felt like I didn't fit in because I struggled with my speech and emotional expressions.
When I was diagnosed, doctors told my parents that I would never be able to go to college, live on my own, or function like any other neurtypical person. My family decided not to listen to the doctors and helped me so much that I believe anyone can achieve anything as long as they put their mind to it. I am an honors student; I have a part-time job and many friends.
I am majoring in Sociology and minoring in Spanish. I have a 3.85 GPA, and I am the President of Delta Alpha Pi, an honors society for students with disabilities since I have high-functioning autism myself. I am also a member of theatre, the MOSAIC club, Secretary of Social Work Club, and a member of Phi Upsilon Omicron, an honors society for sociology students. I also have plans to be a part of the Honors Project this year so I will be able to graduate in May of 2019 with honors. Here is a link of the honors project I am working on:
I do plan to take a gap year before law school because I will be attending more classes to become a Spanish interpreter. I will also need time to prepare for the LSAT, and I want to spend a summer abroad in Spain, which is my dream destination. For law school, my dream school is Stanford. Tuition and expenses are ridiculously expensive, so that is why I need your guys' help. You can find more info on the link here:
My goal is to have funds by the end of this year so I can start paying fees for law school, Spanish classes, and travel expenses. I will appreciate so much of your support, and it will mean the world to my family and I. You will all help me accomplish my dreams, and I will finally get to become what I've always wanted, a prosecutor. I also want to prove that anybody with a disability, including autism, can attend any school that they want to and nothing is holding us back.
Every donation helps, including $1. I would appreciate it as well if you could share this link on Facebook or Twitter, even tell your friends about it. It would mean the world to me, and I'll keep you guys updated on what's going on. I hope I can achieve all of my dreams soon and it will be thanks to you guys!
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