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College: Support an Aspiring Doctor

$1,017 of $2,000 goal

Raised by 20 people in 10 months
Created March 12, 2018
Hi, I'm Dr. Shirley Cheng, Bible teacher and founder of Ultra-Ability.com Ministry. As a blind and disabled individual, I know what it's like to be in need and how exhilarating it is when someone meets my needs in an act of kindness. Thus, when God gave me an opportunity to extend a helping hand to a brother in need, I'm seizing it by creating this crowdfunding campaign. This is the story of my friend who needs your loving support:

"My name is Gideon Mbakwe. I'm nineteen years old and a devoted Christian. In 2010, my dad was involved in a ghastly car accident that claimed his life. A few years later, my mom was diagnosed with nephrolithiasis (a kidney disorder) which threw her health off balance. My mom's health challenges constitute a huge obstacle to the flourishing of her business. Consequently, she is unable to meet the financial needs associated with my college education.

"I have a dream of studying medicine (obstetrics to be precise) in college. My desire stems from my passion and concern for the welfare of pregnant women and their unborn babies. Obstetrics is indispensable to society at large because it helps to secure posterity by drastically reducing the rate of infant mortality. After studying obstetrics, I intend to save as many lives of infants (as well as their mothers) as I can, in my community and beyond. That's my passion!

"I've passed the entrance exam, so finance is the only thing standing in my way of attending college. I humbly ask for your assistance to meet my financial needs, including college tuition and dormitory. Thank you in anticipation!"

Be a hero today--help change a life! Your gracious gift, whether it be $5 or $50, will help change not only one life but help many other people--women and their babies whom Gideon will potentially touch with his medical skills as an obstetrician. He has so much love to give to his community in Nigeria by ensuring that mothers are properly cared for before, during, and after childbirth so they can bring new lives into this world with as few issues as possible. But he can obtain his medical training only with your help. Will you show your love to a brother in need today?

When we unite in love, we become a powerful force that can make this world a better place. Each of us is a pebble that forms into a mountain when we stand together, hand in hand. Become a pebble in our mountain!

I've raised enough funds to cover Gideon's first year's expenses. As of September 2018, I am collecting funds to cover his second-year college expenses, and our target is $450. I need all donations by February 2019. So your gracious gift of only $10 will go a long way!

Please share the fundraiser link with your friends and family! Thank you in advance for your support and compassion, which is truly appreciated!

"My little children, let’s not love in word only, neither with the tongue only, but in deed and truth." (1 John 3:18, WEB)

I'll be posting pertinent updates regularly, so keep checking back. If you have questions about this crowdfunding, you may e-mail me via http://www.shirleycheng.com by filling out the contact form.

Thank you in advance for your act of kindness!



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Update 9
Posted by Shirley Cheng
14 days ago
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Greetings, all supporters, and happy 2019!

I'd like to thank you for the support you've provided my friend, Gideon! He and I appreciate it tremendously. So far, the funds we've raised will cover his second year's college expenses.

Every time I receive a gift on Gideon's behalf, I withdraw it from GoFundMe in order to deliver it to him. For about every month, I've been sending all the funds to him via direct bank deposits, and will continue to do so for as long as we receive the necessary funds for his college expenses.

Thank you again for your much-appreciated support! May God bless you richly for blessing Gideon!
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Update 8
Posted by Shirley Cheng
3 months ago
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Good day, all supporters!

I just wanted to update you on our latest fundraising progress and needs. So far, I've raised about half of the amount required for my friend Gideon's college expenses for the second year. By early February, I will need to raise an additional $230, so every bit of your donation counts and will go a long way!

In addition to that, I also need to raise about $200 for a laptop for Gideon. He has been doing his studies with his phone, and it has been taxing and straining his eyes. I hope to raise this amount as soon as possible.

I need all the help I can get. Please spread word of this campaign by telling your friends and family about it and sharing the campaign link in your social media, such as Facebook and Twitter. The link is:

https://www.gofundme.com/support-an-aspiring-doctor

That's where you can give to my fundraiser.

Thank you for your support, and may God bless you for your kindness to our brother!

Shirley Cheng, Campaign Manager
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Update 7
Posted by Shirley Cheng
5 months ago
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Dear Supporters:
I am collecting funds to cover Gideon's ongoing college expenses. He has just completed his first semester, and will need funds for textbooks and other learning supplies for the second semester. I need to raise an additional $60 USD by the end of August, please.

If you give regularly to support fellow brethren and ministries, then I humbly ask that you consider contributing to my fundraiser for Gideon as part of your giving. To support him, go to:

https://www.gofundme.com/support-an-aspiring-doctor

Please bookmark that site and give whenever you have a spirit of giving! God loves a cheerful giver!

In addition to his current ongoing expenses, I aim to collect at least $450 to cover Gideon's next year's expenses (including tuition and dormitory) by February. Thank you in advance for your support and kindness! If you have any question, please don't hesitate to e-mail me via www.shirleycheng.com
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Update 6
Posted by Shirley Cheng
8 months ago
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Hi all supporters!

Look at my buddy Gideon in this photo taken at the matriculation
ceremony of his college, the prestigious University of Ibadan! Gaining
admission into this university is fiercely competitive; according to
the vice chancellor, its admission rate for the 2017-2018 year is only
6.6% out of over 53,000 candidates! For sure, Gideon is making all of
us mighty proud, and we thank God for making this moment (and beyond)
possible!

I'd like to give a big thanks to those of you who have supported my
friend for college! You're helping to raise up a medical doctor! If
you'd still like to support my buddy, it's not too late, as my
fundraiser for him will be ongoing. Next year, his college expenses
for his field will nearly triple. Even still, his college costs will
be under $500 in US dollars. Therefore, I'm collecting funds for next
year starting now.

On this site, you have two plans of giving:
a) Either a one-time donation
b) Or a monthly donation where your debit or credit card will be
automatically charged every month, for example $10/month. If we have
eight people donating monthly at $5, I will be able to raise enough
funds to cover Gideon's college expenses for the 2019 school year! The
monthly giving plan can be cancelled anytime.

Please bookmark this site and give whenever you have a spirit of
giving! God loves a cheerful giver!

Last but certainly not least, I'm humbly seeking for your prayer
support for Gideon! We all know that prayer is power since it taps
into the greatest power: divine power. Our brother in Christ has six
years of journey ahead of him to earn his general medical degree
alone, and then he'll go into his speciality degree for a few more
years, so please pray for divine guidance throughout his education for
his success and God's glory!

Thank you once more for your support which is much appreciated! May
God richly bless you for your giving heart and empower you to give
more for His glory!
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