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£30raised of £3,000 target by 1 supporter

    Weʼve raised £30 to help my boyfriend finish his last year of studies in the United States of America.

    New York, NY, United States
    Funded on Sunday, 24th September 2017

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    So me and my boyfriend met in the United States two year ago; he studies here and I at the time was doing camp America. My boyfriend, Douglas, is from Brazil. And I, Fiona, I am from england. My boyfriend came to New York to study and play soccer for the college team. Douglas and his fathers plan was for him to get a scholarahip for his soccer so his tuition would be more afordable, but sadly this did not work. One year ago, Douglas got injured playing soccer and had to have an operation on his knee.... he had the operation but treament from physio was too expensive for him to regularly get - so now hes had to stop playing. At the moment his father ( who pays his college ) is finding it very difficult to pay his fees. His father was recently sick in hospital; he has diabetes. It was very serious and he had to have two of his toes removed and he is still recovering and not able to work as much as he needs too and would like too.... unfortunatley the money he would have used for douglas' college, he used to pay his hospital fees... and without insurance in Brazil fees are expensive. I am an au pair here in new york, and I get paid minimum wage, I have helped as much as I can, but I do not have anything else. I have literally no idea of what else we can do - anything to help would be HUGLY appriciated. He has one year left and we all would love him to finish and graduate as soon as possible, so his father does not have to pay the tuition anymore. He had $9,000 to pay and now has $3,000 left. Douglas has been told if he does not pay the remaining balance by Thuraday 31st of August he has to leave the USA. Please please please please .... anything would help! Thank you. If douglasdoes have to go back to brazil... we would use the funds to help him start back at college in the United states for his next semester in December/January.



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      • Rachel Higgin

        Rachel Higgin

        Aug 25, 2017

        Good luck Douglas much love Rach n graham xxx


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      Douglas Venancio and Fiona Higgin

      Douglas Venancio and Fiona Higgin

      New York, NY, United States

      My name is Douglas and I am from Brazil. I have chosen to come to study in New York to hopefully create a great start in life for me and my girlfriend. I would just love to be able to finish my degree. Thank you!

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