An amazing kid needs our help

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Joania ("JoJo") Hernandez is a senior at Cooper City High School in Cooper City, FL.  Despite being born with a facial difference, she has proven to be a strong, well-adjusted teenager.  Two weeks before she turned 18, JoJo came home to find her belongings packed in boxes at the front door. She now lives on her own, looking for part-time jobs to support herself while still attending high school.  Unfortunately, finding a part-time job hasn’t been easy for JoJo due to her facial scarring. Over 40 companies have turned her down, some of which gave her a “no thanks” before even asking her the first interview question. She was able to find employment with Walgreens, but she’s still looking for more work “just to have somewhere to go after school”.

I’d like to raise enough money so that JoJo can focus on finishing high school without the financial pressure of supporting herself while doing so. She receives no financial support from her parents. She’s on her own.

The CTV Club at Cooper City High School posted the following video on the school's website.  Watch the video to hear her story.    JoJo appears in the video at 2 minutes and 12 seconds.

https://cchsctv.com/video.php?episode=449

Any financial support you can give will be greatly appreciated. Jojo is an amazing girl and your donation will be a big help. 100% of all donations will go directly to JoJo to help pay for her living and education expenses.

My name is Steve Baker. I live in Cooper City, FL and my daughter goes to school with JoJo. We frequent the Walgreens where JoJo works. I was shown the video linked above and it really touched me. I felt I needed to do something to ease the burden this child must be feeling every day of her life. Please donate if you can.

And yes...JoJo is now aware of this GoFundMe and has agreed to accept our help. I set up the withdrawal option from this campaign so that JoJo receives the money directly from GoFundMe via bank transfer. Let’s make this a Christmas she’ll never forget!!!

Thank you!

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UPDATE 12/19/2017
Glenn Beck picked up on JoJo’s story. Here is the link to his radio show:

http://www.glennbeck.com/content/audio/121917-not-a-hand-out-but-hand-up/

Thank you Glenn & staff for making this possible!!!

Steve B.
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I finally got to meet JoJo in person. She’s the sweetest, most humble girl you’d ever want to meet. I walked into Walgreens the other night with my family and she ran straight to me, arms wide open, and gave me the biggest hug right in the middle of the store. So happy for JoJo that we were able to do this for her. Thank you again for your donations and kind words of encouragement!
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Just wanted to post one last update to let everyone know that their contribution to JoJo Hernandez has helped raise over $52,000 in 5 short days. Thank you!!!

JoJo’s story has touched a lot of hearts across the country, thanks to Glenn Beck. I’ve had several people mention that this would make a great story on the Ellen show. I’ve submitted the online form to request Ellen to have JoJo on her show. If you could take 5 minutes to do the same, I know we could make this happen.

http://send.ellentv.com/be-on-the-show/433/
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Today, JoJo’s story was the subject of the Glenn Beck Radio Show, and as a result, the GoFundMe EXPLODED! Thank you to Glenn, his listeners, and everyone who made this possible. A well-deserved result for an incredible young girl.
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Up to $6,420! Amazing support from our community. Thank you for getting behind this campaign for JoJo. We busted through the initial goal of $5k in only 10 hours, so I doubled it to $10k. I love seeing this level of support for one of our own. Plus, over 500 shares on FaceBook. That’s the key, folks. So if you haven’t shared the post yet, please do. Thank you again for your support!
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