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My grandchild, Nadia Bell-Stowers, is a third year member of the John W. North BSR Performance Band here in Riverside, CA. My name is Brenda Moreno and I have full custody of Nadia and am what is considered a grandparent raising a child as many grandparents do these days.

Nadia is a very hard working committed student at North and has been given an opportunity to
go to China in April 2009 along with approximately 100 other students of John W. North High
School here in Riverside. The cost for each student - not including expenses for China is $2300.

Nadia is expected to raise this money through fundraising, sponsorship, from friends, family or
local businesses, etc, which she and I have attempted to do since August 2008.

With the tough economic times she has not been able to raise her portion and travel arrangements are being made in January, and she will not be able to go unless we are able to raise all the funds.

I have attempted to assist her in raising the funds, but to no avail. I have been quite ill since March 2008 as a result of two (2) heart attacks; we lost our home in the market crash that occurred this year, so I am truly unable to come up with the money. Our entire family nation-wide seems to have experienced some kind of trauma or other emergency during the
year 2008.

This is such a beneficial event for her and I am extremely proud of Nadia's accompishments ~
especially because of what she has gone thru in the past.This will an educational and musical opportunity of a lifetime for her.

She needs sponsors for the trip. 100% of the money given would be applied directly to her trip costs and expenses.

The John W. North High Blue Star Regiment (BSR) has the amazing opportunity to visit China
April 1-10, 2009. They will travel as official representatives of the city of Riverside to our sister city, Jiangmen, China. While in Jiangmen, they will stay with Chinese host families, attend
school with their host student, learn about Chinese culture, and put on musical performances for
the people of Jiangmen. In addition, they will tour Bejing, the Great Wall, the Forbidden City,
Tiananmen Square and Hong Kong on this 10-day adventure.

If you would be willing to sponsor her or get the word out to others so they can sponsor her - I
know she would be most grateful.

John W. North High School
 Blue Star Regiment China Trip - 2009,
 1550 Third Street, Riverside, CA

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