For many students, Christmas break is a time of relaxation, but Ms. Scales was more concerned about an unpaid dorm deposit and having a roof over her head before January classes began. The dedicated student had never reached out to others for help, but people in her community stepped up in support, ensuring that she would be safe and warm indoors. A GoFundMe for Nevaeh has now passed $9,000, which secured her dorm deposit and more; the young student even remarks, speaking to Fox2 News, that the original goal was $500.
But that’s not all. The president of Maryville University, where Ms. Scales is enrolled, reached out to professors in her major to locate a computer they could donate to assist in her studies. Nevaeh mentioned that she had some worries about her online courses with programs she would need to install to complete them, apps that were probably too powerful for her dusty old model. Now Nevaeh she can study in peace.
As students come back to the university for classes beginning on the 18th, Nevaeh can join them in earnest and on even footing. The cybersecurity major is now looking ahead and equipped for success – onward and upward!