Police Academy for a former Marine

This couple are two of the most selfless humans I have ever met. They have had a really difficult turn of events this past few months. Tsena and Dino truly deserve the fairy tale. Dino is a former US Marine. Not only did he serve this country proudly but became a father to a beautiful baby boy who later became ill and needed a kidney. Dino didn't hesitate to give his son his own kidney. In November of 1998 he met Tsena who would after many life events between become his wife on August 10, 2019. Although this was to be the happiest day of their lives Tsena's father and Dino's friend and mentor fell ill and died July 23, 2019 and never had the opportunity to walk her down the isle, give her away to Dino or have the father daughter dance. They were devasted. Even with this heartbreak they were very excited about Dino gearing up to embark on a lifelong dream of becoming a police officer. He found a sponsor, was training for the agility test and winding down at his current place of employment. Days before he was to start the academy he was informed that he was dropped by his sponsor because his kidney function was abnormal. He tried to explain that since he had given one of his kidneys to save his son's life his numbers would not be in the normal range but that his kidney function is normal. Nevertheless the sponsor refused to reconsider and he is now forced to either give up his dream or finance his entry into the academy on his own. This is a huge financial burden since he had to quit his job in order to go through the academy. Sadly even if he wanted to go back to his job they have already filled his position. These amazing people deserve a break. Any donation is appreciated. I hope you can find it in your heart to help. Be blessed.


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Stephanie Johnson 
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