Veterinary Medicine Aspiration

$1,080 of $11,297 goal

Raised by 20 people in 48 months

            My name is Nicholas Hanley and I'm pursuing a career in Veterinary Medicine. I have always told my parents about my dream profession of being a "dog doctor"; then later realizing the correct terminology was Veterinarian. I believe it will be a rewarding experience, after I finish college and obtain my degree. I've always had an exceptional love and inquisitive mind for animals. I was a proud owner of a fourteen-year-old golden retriever.

             Paige was a part of the family ever since she was a small golden of 8 weeks old. We were inseparable ever since I was 8 years old. Tragically her young life was cut short from a tumor that was found in her stomach, which blocked her digestive tract. Paige will eternally have a special place in my heart and I will continue to remember the times we used to talk about anything. Her presence has been greatly missed in my family.

            To continue, my family is an interesting "Caribbean Mix" because my father's side is from Panama and my mother's from Jamaica. However, there was a significant event that shattered the dynamics of the family. In the beginning of my junior year of high school, March 8th 2009, my father succumbed to a rare pancreatic cancer, after being diagnosed and bedridden for only ten weeks. It was a devastating blow, academically, emotionally, physically and to my extracurricular activities. While my father was ill, he told me, "…To be strong and to never give up, Big guy." He was an extraordinary person, who placed an importance on my education. It has been increasingly difficult financially, without my father's income; however, my mother, God and myself have each other to lean on when times are tough. As I attend Florida Atlantic University, I reflect on my past experiences at Broward College. I had the amazing opportunity to be elected as the Student Government President and to have the privilege to manage a group of great student leaders. In my presidential term of 2012-2013, I was fortunate to see my administration and I implemented changes that had a monumental benefit for Broward College on an eco-friendly standpoint. Our efforts and our voices help to bring the first Solar Powered Picnic Table to Broward College. This tool has helped students to charge their mobile devices, and other electronics while being underneath a shady area from the sun. In addition, as the solar panels charge in the daytime, it provides illumination at night.

Through my plethora of experiences and networking skills I have developed with others, I will continue to utilize my newfound abilities and by the grace of God fight for my dreams.

University of Canterbury (ChristChurch, New Zealand)

This semester I'm in need of $11297.33.

·         $85 for the visa application fee (Visa application process takes 20 days to process)

·         $297.82 (NZ$397.50) Student Services Levy

·         $5,228.10 (NZ$7,500) Tuition Fee

·         $1,518 (Roundtrip flight)
(Wed, Feb 8th - Wed June 29th) (Itinerary)

·         $4,168.41 (NZ$5,889) for one semester Accommodations

o   Included in the package:

o   $212.20 (NZ$300) Contingency Fee.
This will be refunded at the end of your stay, less any deductions for damage, loss, unpaid accommodation fees or fines etc.

o   $212.20 (NZ$300) Administration Fee

o   $141.62 ($200) Residents' Association Fee

o   Linen and bedding pack

o   A Study Abroad and Exchange Welcome Pack

o   Opportunity to make up for any unused time in your contract at another participating Campus Living Village in New Zealand, Australia, the UK or US as part of Go Explore*.

            Most importantly this money will be going towards a once in a lifetime study aboard program in New Zealand that will propel me towards the fulfillment of my career pursuit of Veterinary Medicine. My major is Neuroscience and Behavior and I'm praying that God will help me through my endeavors. Thank you for the donations and warm wishes.

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Earlier this year, I had an once in a lifetime opportunity to study aboard in Peru! I traveled to Iquitos, Peru and stayed in the beautiful lodges of Explorama. Zoology was the course of study for the duration of my stay. It was an amazing experience to see so many species within a biological hotspot area. I know that God will help me through my journey to become a successful Veterinarian and network with others to further my educational pursuits.
One Step Closer Towards Veterinary Med.
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I just want to say, "Thank you" to everyone who donated to my campaign. I have realized that the saying, "It takes a village to raise a child." is evident for anyone in life who is in need of any kind of assistance. The support from everyone has been a blessing. As i continue forward, please continue to share this message and donate as much as you can because it is greatly appreciated. I know that God will bring me through.
#‎ApproachingTheHalfWayMark‬ ‪#‎GodHasTheMasterPlan‬
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Thank you all for the support! It's amazing and a blessing that people care for my success.
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God is awesome! I want to thank you all for the support.
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$1,080 of $11,297 goal

Raised by 20 people in 48 months
Created December 30, 2014
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Carole Spence
22 months ago

God bless you.!

Christine & Noel Rose
22 months ago

Hey Nick, Please accept our token of love toward your budget. We pray that more blessings will pour in and upon you as God's will leads your cause. Remain trusting in His abilities to show you the way. Blessings for miracles! -Christine & Noel Rose and family.

Desmond Hagues
23 months ago

All the best in your dream and career endeavor.

23 months ago
Jacques Moise
28 months ago

The pursuit of Excellence never stops!! Good luck bro

28 months ago
Chantal Carter
45 months ago

Good Luck Nicholas! You will reach your goal.

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