I persevere despite overwhelming circumstances. Despite having to help raise my five siblings, volunteering at church, and working at the mall in Rome, GA, I made the grades to get accepted to Spelman College. When I couldn’t continue to afford the tuition at Spelman College, I joined the US Army. Despite stress fracturing my back in basic combat training and having to attend a rehabilitation center, I went on to serve seven exemplary years becoming a Staff Sergeant and earning an Army Physical Fitness Badge while running half marathons annually. When I decided to have children, I honorably separated from the US. Army. Despite finding out my children, and later I, have Autism, I got my Positive Discipline Educator certification. Now I teach other parents methods and tools to positively discipline and love their children for who they are and meet their differences head on. I have a lot of stamina and a lot of resilience. Despite a global pandemic, I am competing to be Ms. Veteran America 2021. Preserving through, I’m Ms. Veteran America Semi-Finalist Natasha Nelson.
Women helping women is everything to me. My entire adult life I have had women surrounding me in support and love as I overcame obstacles and tackled my goals and dreams. That’s why Ms. Veteran American supporting Final Salute Inc.’s mission to provide homeless women Veterans with safe and suitable housing is near and dear to my heart. It’s women helping and supporting women. Please click on the picture below and give to my fundraiser for Final Salute Inc. Your contribution will make an impact, whether you donate $5 or $500.
If you prefer to donate without using Facebook, you can donate here Final Salute Inc Please just add “Donation on behalf of Natasha Nelson”.
Final Salute Inc. was founded in 2010 by a woman Veteran and cancer survivor, Jas Boothe, who became aware of the large number of homeless women Veterans in the United States. She realized a need for an organization that was designed to meet and understand the unique needs of homeless women Veterans and their children. There are no longer front lines in war, however, female Veterans feel they are put at the end of line when seeking housing and other supportive services. Over 2,000,000 women have served with honor since the Revolutionary War.
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