Emergency GoFundMe after Car Crash

My name is Daniel Ferreira Machado, I am 21 years old and I urgently need help. I am a first-generation Brazilian student and DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) recipient. I was creating this GoFundMe originally to help pay for transcript fees and tuition so I could transfer to UMass Lowell; however, I was in an accident today. No one was injured but my car was totaled. This is incredibly distressing as it is my only means of transportation between my home and my various jobs. I’m asking for help now to pay for the costs from the accident like the tow and hopefully getting another used car. I don’t have the money to pay these on my own, especially not if I hope to continue to school this semester. And more than anything, I am trying to stay in school.

 As a first-generation student from an immigrant family, it has been exceptionally tough to afford college tuition and fees. I immigrated to the U.S. at the age of 9 and currently am a D.A.C.A. (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) recipient. This executive order issued by President Barack Obama grants me a Social Security number and an Employment Authorization card; however, I am not eligible for federal aid or loans. My legal status, along with my family’s financial situation, has forced my education to hinge on scholarships, full-time jobs, and generous deeds from friends.

Though I have been putting in all the effort I possibly can, managing a full-time job and part time job while being a full-time Physics major results in many time constraints. For this reason, my mind and body have taken a toll. During this summer, I currently have two part time jobs and a full time job (working at a café, in catering, and construction, respectively). Regardless of all of this, I am yet again in a position where my academic career is compromised, and thus I am reaching out in an attempt to make ends meet.

I never thought I would be in this position but I urgently need help. Anything you can give is appreciated. Thank you for everything.

Donations

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  • amory parker 
    • $50 
    • 36 mos
  • Renée Gaillard 
    • $50 
    • 39 mos
  • Cheryl Crawford 
    • $40 
    • 42 mos
  • miranda k 
    • $30 
    • 42 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 42 mos
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Organizer

Danny Machado 
Organizer
Beverly, MA
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