Help Ailing Sister finish College

I am here to raise money to help my younger sister complete her Bachelor's Degree at Columbia College in Chicago. My sister has had an extremely difficult struggle to complete her degree over the years due to having developed at age 20 a severe gastrointestinal disorder called ulcerative colitis which is very similiar to Chron's disease. This disease has been so physically and mentally debilitating that she was not even physically able to attend classes or work for many years.  
     She needs to complete only two more classes at Columbia which are each $2,500. Right now she is only asking for the amount to complete one class because she is working full time and plans on trying to save some money herself and hopes that once she takes a class and gets good grades that she might be able to obtain some scholarships. 
    After years of taking classes on and off, due to her medical condition she maxed out on financial aid including loans. So now she has to pay the full amount herself and due to accruing very high medical bills and the cost of medicine for her disease at a time when she had no insurance makes this extremely difficult. She  works full time in a hospital's customer service department but her goal is to become a Physical Therapist which requires a Master's Degree.
   My sister has fought long and hard with this illness , with little financial help or resources and has gotten this far without asking for help  but with no college degree she is at a stand still in advancing in her career and life goals and really needs any help she can get now. Any amount you are willing to donate is immensely and humbly appreciated. We will update this page with information when she completes her degree so we can all be proud.

Donations

  • Anonymous 
    • $500 
    • 79 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $1,000 
    • 79 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 79 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 79 mos
  • Jonathan West 
    • $50 
    • 79 mos

Organizer

Heidi West 
Organizer
Ferndale, MI
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