This Single Mom Couldn't Pay For A NASA Internship She Scored, So Strangers Raised 8K To Help Her Out!

This Single Mom Couldn't Pay For A NASA Internship She Scored, So Strangers Raised 8K To Help Her Out!

The single mom who is studying a doctorate in physics at Georgia State University found out that in order for her to attend the coveted internship, she had to pay for her travel, housing, and other living expenses. 

A single mom has been given the opportunity to chase after her dreams thanks to the helping hands of the online community.

India Jackson was over the moon when she found out that her application for the prestigious summer internship at NASA's field center in Houston. But as elated as Jackson was, her happiness was soon dampened by the fact that it was going to burn a hole in her pocket. 



 

The single mom who is studying a doctorate in physics at Georgia State University found out that in order for her to attend the coveted internship, she had to pay for her travel, housing, and other living expenses. 



 

While the internship was paid, moving to a new city would prove to be expensive.  "This is amazing, an amazing opportunity, a lifetime dream," Jackson told CNN. "I just didn't know how I would do it."

Source: GoFundMe

That's when her cousin Dasha Fuller had the bright idea to set up a GoFundMe campaign which could help Jackson get to her destination. "I didn't want her to turn down the opportunity just because she couldn't get out there," Fuller said. "I knew how much it meant for her."



 

The two of them had never tried crowdfunding before, so after setting up a page with a goal of about $8,000, Jackson and Fuller waited with bated breath. Within one day, countless strangers crowdfunded $8,510 for Jackson’s internship!



 

"I've gotten an amazing amount of support from all around [the] world," Jackson said. Thanks to the quick acting online community, single mom Jackson can fly to Houston with her preteen daughter Jewel, and work for NASA, analyzing high-intensity radiation events and predicting solar flares. 

She's already paid for airfare and has extended her stay in Houston!

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