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£1,531raised of £3,000 target by 55 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,531 to help Toni and her son meet her biological family who live in the States, for the very first time.

    Location
    Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
    Time left
    Funded on Monday, 18th September 2017

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    Story

    Toni was left in orphanage in Vietnam during the Vietnam war, which is where I first met her. Her father was an American serviceman, and her mother a Vietnamese girl. Toni was adopted into a family in England and has lived here all her life. She has a lovely son, Isaac. Over the past six years, Toni has been trying to trace her biological parents. She has done this through DNA. It has been a painful and torturous route for her with many dead ends, but at last, with the help of friends, she has found who her father is, and thankfully he is still alive.

    The next stage of her journey is to meet with her biological family. They live in North Carolina. Toni is not in a financial position to be able to fund a visit for herself and Isaac in the near future. She has many friends, and I am sure if we each gave a little we can make her dream become a reality. Time is of the essence as everyone is getting older. Toni's father is in a care home as a result of a car accident a few years ago.

    Please help if you can. Toni is a kind and generous spirit, who has given much to others. She deserves a bit of payback!

    Although the page is in my name, it has been set up with Toni's permission, and all proceeds will of course go to her.

    American friends can donate through Paypal on this site.

    Updates

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    • Anne McCruddena month ago
      Anne McCrudden

      Anne McCrudden

      a month ago

      It is the last couple of days before this fundraising appeal ends. Thank you for all the generous donations. Toni speaks regularly with her dad and brothers on FaceTime. Her dad is quite frail, and we really hope Toni will be able to visit in the next few months.

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    • Anne McCrudden2 months ago
      Anne McCrudden

      Anne McCrudden

      2 months ago

      We have only a couple of weeks to complete this fundraising challenge. We are over halfway. Toni has spoken with her biological father a few times now. She is hoping he may be able to give her more information about her biological mother. It will be another step on her journey. Thanks to your generosity, flight tickets can be bought, something that we did not think would be possible a few weeks ago. Other costs need to be covered, so please share if you can. Only two weeks of fundraising to go!

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    • Anne McCrudden2 months ago
      Anne McCrudden

      Anne McCrudden

      2 months ago

      Toni has now spoken to her bio father who has given her a little information about her biological mother. She is now planning to try and get to the States in October with Isaac. Thank you for all your help so far, it means such a lot!

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    3 months ago

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    Supporters

    55

    • Caroline C

      Caroline C

      Sep 17, 2017

      £10.00

    • Mary Eberle

      Mary Eberle

      Aug 24, 2017

      I hope you & Isaac have a wonderful time on your trip! I hope our paths cross on this side of the ocean or on your side!

      £116.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Aug 19, 2017

    • Anne McCrudden

      Anne McCrudden

      Aug 11, 2017

      This is a contribution from my lovely friend, Rosie Miller, wshing you good luck! x

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Aug 9, 2017

      Everyone deserve the rights to who they are. I'm so happy for you Toni.

      £10.00

    • Charlotte Harvey

      Charlotte Harvey

      Aug 9, 2017

      Good Luck Toni xx

      £10.00

    • Paul Kent

      Paul Kent

      Aug 2, 2017

      Given with love Toni, I hope all works out well for you and Isaac, whatever happens you'll always have your great big massive English family of friends and relatives xxx

      £50.00

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    Anne McCrudden

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    Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

    I helped look after Toni in Vietnam during the war years. I know how important it is for her to meet with biological family. I am happy to help her on the next stage of her journey by setting up this Crowdfunding page.

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