Rally for Emmanuel and Williams

Hello my name is Tracy Billups. I am  Disabled Veteran who served over 20 years in the Navy. I am rallying for Emmanuel Izunabor and Williams Onyeodi because they deserve  to continue to get a good education and to fulfill their lifelong dreams of getting a quality education. They are in the last semester of their Junior year soon to be rising Seniors at the Fayetteville Academy in Fayetteville, NC. 

A little background: Emmanuel and Williams are originally from Lagos, Nigeria. They were brought to this country in hopes to have a better academic and athletic future. Unfortunately, their initial host family did not provide them with an environment that was conducive to them reaching their goals. The boys approached me and asked if I would consider being their host mom. I knew when I looked at those boys that something was wrong. They looked broken and extremely sad. My family did not hesitate to bring them into our home.  Both boys' parents (they are not brothers) immediately granted me guardianship so that I could bring the boys home. I am so glad we did. Immediately, I saw smiles on their faces. Maybe,  they knew things were going to be better when they came to our home; they both had their own beds after sleeping on the floor for over a year

Our dilemma: They are not your typical foreign exchange students. I am 100 percent liable for their tuition, medical insurance and daily expenses.  I am on a fixed income and unfortunately my income is not enough to cover their expenses. Their parents come from meager lifestyles and don't have anyway of helping to support these fine young men. 

How you can help? We need your help right now to pay for this year's tuition by May of 2018! The balance is $6000. Additionally, I need your help to pay their tuition/medical insurance of $19000 next year. 

Emmanuel, Williams, and my family will truly be grateful for your help and donations! Please help me keep these fine young men on their road to a great education! They are outstanding students  who have proven that with our help they will accomplish great things.


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