Slaney's Scholarship Story: "I'm Going Home"
Where do I begin? Well I began my tenure in the United States in Martinsville, VA. I was 19 and it was the first time I had been outside of Ireland. I had obtained a full scholarship to Patrick Henry Community College to play soccer and I was ecstatic, with an overwhelming feeling of emotions of how scary it all was. I remember my parents dropping me to the airport and my father saying “see you in two weeks.” I had zero support from my family and $1000 to feed me until I figu