Rally around a gay college student!

$730 of $3,500 goal

Raised by 18 people in 56 months

Hi. I'm Wade. I am hosting a fundraising page for a college student friend of mine who was kicked out for being GAY. His parents withdrew support! He has been hit with semester fees, as well as having NO PLACE to live. (besides his car!) He needs to pay for tuition and a security deposit for an apartment. A month's rent would be nice too. He has a job and will be able to buy food to some extent.


His parents took all his savings because they thought he owed them money for living in their house and took his clothes because he didn't pay for them. He owns a laptop, an 2008 car, a pair of flip flops, and a cat.

It may not sound desperate to some, but imagine where you would be if your parents just up and kicked you out one day? If you had nothing. All the books on your shelves, the photos on your desk. GONE! No clothes, but what you are wearing. And your "friends" who used to talk to you decide "GAY" is contagious. You are a leper and not welcome anymore. Where would you go? Where would you sleep? Sleep in your car for a night or two and feel what my friend feels.

This is my desperate attempt to help him. PLEASE HELP HIM! No one should be treated like this. So to be treated in this fashion because he is GAY, and his family's church deems it an abomination, is just down right despicably wrong!

This page has a fee. Apparently 5% goes to GoFUNDme. Everything else goes to help my friend get out of his car and into an apartment and back in school. He wants to get his Masters of Fine Art in Costume Design. (Already has a BA in History/English. dbl major!) He is smart, he is good and my friend is important! I refuse to leave him struggle alone!

Thank you for considering this need,

Wade :)

I added this as an update but I misspelled on my phone :s
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Thank you for all those who have helped so far. As Sara said on my facebook page, he is real! He is super awesome and deserves a chance. No one should be discriminated against because of who they choose to love!

Also... It was brought to my attention that this site doesn't accept Paypal. I found someone willing to let me use their account. If you prefer Paypal, message me on Facebook. Or email: writerwadekelly@gmail.com

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Update 11
Posted by Wade Kelly
55 months ago
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Wow. This page had 891 visits total!
Thank you. My friend 'K' will write an update shortly. I know I promised one before but please be patient. His life is hectic.
brb ;)
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Update 10
Posted by Wade Kelly
56 months ago
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Thank you to all who have donated!!! Every cent makes a difference. I will talk to my friend and see if he will write a personal update :)

Talk soon.
Wade
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Update 9
Posted by Wade Kelly
56 months ago
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Paying it forward...

I wanted to share a note I received from one person who donated.

"Happy Friday! I just wanted to send you a quick note...

I was planning on making another donation next week, when my paycheck got deposited, but I had a lovely surprise yesterday. My mom always give me a little money to buy school stuff (mainly shoes - LOL) for my youngest son - it's kind of a tradition. Since school starts back on Monday, our plan was to go shopping yesterday evening. This weekend is tax-free weekend in TN, but the thoughts of being in that mess makes me shudder, so I'd rather pay the tax and save my nerves. Anywaaayyyyy...when we stopped by to pick up the check from my mom, it was for way more than I was expecting. Consequently, I can make an extra donation, and basically double what I was initially planning to give. So, go Mom!

Seemingly not related, but actually relevant... :)
My 'best friend' moved in with me last November, along with her 19 year-old son. It started out okay, but they ended up leeching just about every dime that I had. She paid zero, did absolutely nothing to help around the house after the first month or so (which was supposed to be part of her 'rent'), ate everything that wasn't nailed down, and needed $ for glasses, for car payments, car repairs, blah, blah, blah. Hell, I even took her on our vacation to Disney World, and she didn't pay for so much as a pack of gum. And the only reason I am telling you that, is to tell you this.

I hope your friend now knows that there are people who care, even about people they don't know. There are people who give, even when they don't really have it, or have been taken advantage of because they choose to 'pay it forward', rather than become totally disillusioned about the world. So tell him not to give up, or to let the callousness and selfishness of other people to affect how he chooses to live his life.

Happy Friday, God bless, and HUGS!

Kelly

I want to thank Kelly again, AND thank the other people who sent very kind notes alone with a donation (or even without and it was just encouragement!) I believe in "paying it forward". It needs to be out of love and compassion. You can't always "pay someone back" for a kindness because then the kindness becomes less if the recipient works for it. To pay a kindness forward to someone else who needs it down the line ensures that love is distributed and compassion is passed on. I like that.

thank you Kelly, and thank you to all who continue to give.

~Wade
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Update 8
Posted by Wade Kelly
56 months ago
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We still need you!!

It's been a couple days since I updated on here but that doesn't mean all is said and done. My friend is still in need. Our goal is not achieved as yet.

For those who have sent private messages with donations to Paypal, CAN I share those on here? Can I post your kind words and comments? (With or without a name?) let me know. I think what you have to say is very kind.

writerwadekelly@gmail.com
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$730 of $3,500 goal

Raised by 18 people in 56 months
Created July 25, 2012
Wade Kelly  
$30
Anonymous
55 months ago
C
$45
Cheryl
55 months ago

I was fortunate to have gotten some work over the past few weeks so I am back to give a little more. Hope it helps and know that people do care.

KR
$10
Kazy Reed
55 months ago

This makes my heart hurt. As a mother, I could never imagine throwing my child aside like this, for any reason.

KM
$25
Ken M
56 months ago
CS
$5
Cheryl S
56 months ago

To all of Wade’s 1300 plus facebook friends If we just donate the cost of one cup of coffee to this worthwhile cause then the goal will be met in no time. And we will have made a positive difference proving that things do get better.

$100
Anonymous
56 months ago
$25
Anonymous
56 months ago
$50
Clarissa V Alonzo
56 months ago

I wish I could do more. I'll rearrange & re-budget next month for more <3

JR
$5
James Revilla
56 months ago
$25
Lena Grey
56 months ago

This breaks my heart. I'll never understand how parents can reject their children like this. Our job as parents is to teach our children to think for themselves, to be independent, to be happy with who they are, not to be what WE may want them to be. This young man needs the support of others who feel the way I do. He deserves a chance to be himself. Sending love and healing his way!

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