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Gage Borgwardt Memorial Scholarship Fund

$3,433 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 50 people in 3 months
We are raising funds to establish a scholarship fund to award those applicants who are suffering (or have suffered) from mental illness or who have been touched by a loved one suffering from mental illness. The purpose of this scholarship fund will be to raise awareness to mental illness and suicide while providing funds for those going to college. 

We recently lost our son, Gage Borgwardt, to suicide. He was only 19 years old and had already made such high achievements at his young age. He graduated high school with honors in 2017 and was also part of the National Honor Society. He was highly academic and brilliant beyond his years. He was part of Knowledge Bowl, Science Bowl and math competitions throughout his middle school and high school years. He was attending college for Chemical Engineering and had a great job of almost 2 years. He had a large family who loved him and supported him. His little brother is only 9 and looked up to him because of his intelligence and kind nature. 

Gage was a loving and fun natured young man. He was kind and helpful. He would be your friend if you needed one and your shoulder to cry on. He voluntarily tutored those who struggled and was always willing to help family members in times of need. He enjoyed going to the movies with his grandpa, fishing, camping, playing games online and solving Rubik's cubes with his eyes closed. He is dearly missed and we hope to keep his memory alive through this scholarship fund.
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We received our official approval today of being granted Tax Exempt status from the IRS! Please keep sharing this fundraiser so we can get the scholarship fund going! The more money we raise, the more people we can help! Thank you!
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My cousin’s friends went to Iceland recently and set out to write the name of lost loved ones. My cousin asked them to write Gage’s name. They did and sent her this picture. Love this!
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We celebrated Gage’s 20th birthday today. I would give anything to have been able to celebrate it with him, face to face. I love that kid more than anything and when he left he took most of my heart with him. My heart is forever in fragments and there is no way to make it whole again as the most important piece is missing. Happy Birthday Gage. We think of you and miss you daily...several times a day.
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Great news everyone! The first step in our non-profit foundation is complete! Thank you all for your contributions and continuing to share to bring awareness and raise funds to help people in the future.
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Raised by 50 people in 3 months
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Randy and RoxAnna Foudray
2 months ago
RM
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Renae Meisner
2 months ago
GS
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Gabriel Spahn
2 months ago
DP
$50
Debora Peasley
2 months ago
$50
Anonymous
2 months ago
$25
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2 months ago
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