Help Michelle and her Family

$830 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 19 people in 13 months
Immigrant Student Overcomes All Obstacles to Earn Degree

Michelle is a first generation student who is graduating from SUNY Cortland college this Saturday. Her family had saved the funds to attend her graduation, but when Michelle's younger brother Bayron was diagnosed with cancer last month, the graduation fund went for emergency medical expenses. 

We are ride-sharing, and local folks have donated spare rooms in their house to put the the family up for the weekend, but we need $300 dollars to rent a minivan and money for gas and tolls. Any extra money raised will be given to the family to help pay Michelle's college expenses and Bayron's medical treatment. 
 
Please help us make sure that this extraordinary student is able to have her family attend her graduation!
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Hi all- Thank you so much for your help! Michelle was able to spend graduation with her family, and she and her folks are safely back in the Bronx. We couldn't have done it without your support.
Michelle receives her diploma!
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Michelle's parents will be at SUNY Cortland tomorrow to see their oldest child walk across the stage and receive her diploma, thanks to the generous support from Cortland faculty, staff, and community members.

More people have been reaching out, sharing, Michelle's story, and asking how to help. Your donations will be used to support Michelle in her quest to do fieldwork in London in the fall and to help her family cope with treatment-related expenses as they work together to beat Bayron's cancer.
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$830 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 19 people in 13 months
Created May 10, 2017
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$30
Anonymous
13 months ago
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$50
Sue and Steve Broyles
13 months ago
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Michelle, Congratulations on earning your degree. We wish you the best in pursuing your dreams. Work hard, remain positive, and always be willing to help someone. We hope Saturday will be a special day for your family.

LS
$5
Lauren Stern
13 months ago
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Congratulations on your achievement, Michelle!

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Anonymous
13 months ago
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