Laurie-Ann's Veterinary Education

$46,930 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 177 people in 31 months
I'm Pascal Laflamme.  With my family, we were living a quiet life in Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador, until the earthquake struck on Saturday. April 16th, 2016.

Our building collapsed, as you can see on the attached picture, and killed my wife Jennifer Mawn and our son Arthur Laflamme.  Luckily, my daughter Laurie-Ann and I were safely extracted from the ruins.

This is our building after the earthquake:

This was our building before:

Although we lost 95% of our belongings, we don't have any short-term financial issue, but my daughter is stressed and worried about the financing of her upcoming studies.

A lot of people have been asking us how they could help us, so we decided that the best for us was to invest in Laurie-Ann's future and make sure she can become a Veterinarian. 

She was already helping street dogs and cats of Bahia de Caraquez before the earthquake happened, distributing food, bringing them to the vets to get them treated, etc. She was also planning a sterilization campaign with the city of Bahia and the help of many volunteers.

See how great she is by visiting (and subscribing) to her YouTube Channel  and Facebook page.

The funds will only be used in about 3 years when Laurie-Ann will be ready to start college.

Thank you very much for considering supporting her dream and help her go through this very difficult period of her life.  I can tell you she will become an incredible veterinarian!

Important information:

1. I'm Pascal Laflamme
2. I'm a Canadian citizen living in Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador
3. I'm raising funds for my daughter Laurie-Ann Laflamme
4. The funds will be spent for my daughter's studies
5. I will open a bank account under my daughter's name and she will be able to access it once she starts her degree.
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It's been 6 months since the earthquake destroyed our home and our family. We would like to thank our friends, family and all donators who have been amazingly supportive after this dramatic and traumatizing event.

Jennifer and Arthur will always be in our hearts. We are lucky to have a ton of great souvenirs with them. We are happy to be back in Ecuador, but we are missing them so much.

Thank you!

Laurie-Ann and Pascal
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The campaign for Laurie-Ann's veterinary studies now reached over 25,000$ in donations. Many thanks to everyone... Please keep sharing, she worth it believe me!
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Thank you very much to all our donors. Laurie-Ann is amazed by your support!!
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Maija Burglin Stromberg
31 months ago
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I was at the vet office in San Vicente (vaccinating my puppy) and you all came in there to get a black dog that was just spayed or neutered. I remember seeing you that day...then the earthquake...and as I was helping my friend at the Bahia hospital (well, the parking lot)...I saw you and your daughter again...laying on the mats and crying. I didn't know that you had lost your family. I am so sorry. My condolences to you and your daughter. I cannot believe the condition of your home...prayers for you and your family xoxo

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Silvia Knauber
31 months ago
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Laurie Ann est tellement courageuse,une jeune femme très indépendante , persévérante, les deux pieds solides sur terre avec la tete bien sur les epaules..... !!! Si elle as decider de devenir une vétérinaire, il n y auras aucun doute qu'elle sera une vétérinaire extraordinaire . !!

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David Maksymuik
31 months ago
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Laurie-Ann is an amazing young lady who now has to face the challenge of growing into an amazing woman without the support of her wonderful and caring mother Jennifer, who was one of our dearest friends. Life can be tragic, but we must persevere and overcome it's obstacles. Calling on other for support is just one way to hurdle these challenges.

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Susan Birkenshaw
31 months ago
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The education of a very special young woman is one of the very best causes calling for support. Laurie Ann will be an extraordinary veterinarian with our help!

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$46,930 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 177 people in 31 months
Created April 23, 2016
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KS
$25
Kat Siegel
25 months ago
1
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I've been following this story through Katie Wells' posts, and want to add my small donation.

MW
$100
Mary Ann Wells
25 months ago
1
1

Thoughts and prayers are always with you, Annie and Mike Wells (Katie's parents)

RL
$25
Richelle LaPorte-Marques
25 months ago
1
1

Laurie-Ann you made a great impression in us during your short time in Temecula a few months ago. Brave girl. You are admired and loved by many, not to mention all the stray dogs in Ecuador. Keep pushing towards your dream and we'll see you at the top. Love you. RICHELLE LaPorte-Marques

SP
$100
sue Périard
27 months ago
1
1

Pour toi ma belle Laury Anne!!! Si ça peut t'aider un peu pour tes études, j'en suis bien heureuse et j'aime bcp ton Puppers!!! Tu vois j'ai pas oublié hihi et prends soin de toi ma belle!!!

JM
$15,190
Jennifer Mawn
28 months ago (Offline Donation)
1
1

Laurie-Ann, tu sais comment les études étaient importantes pour maman, alors je fais une contribution en son nom (en plus de payer tous les frais facturés par GoFundMe). Tu as maintenant un solde de 46,500$ pour tes futures études vétérinaires. Je t'aime et je suis fier de toi, Papa xxx

Maija Burglin Stromberg
31 months ago
1
1

I was at the vet office in San Vicente (vaccinating my puppy) and you all came in there to get a black dog that was just spayed or neutered. I remember seeing you that day...then the earthquake...and as I was helping my friend at the Bahia hospital (well, the parking lot)...I saw you and your daughter again...laying on the mats and crying. I didn't know that you had lost your family. I am so sorry. My condolences to you and your daughter. I cannot believe the condition of your home...prayers for you and your family xoxo

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Silvia Knauber
31 months ago
1
1

Laurie Ann est tellement courageuse,une jeune femme très indépendante , persévérante, les deux pieds solides sur terre avec la tete bien sur les epaules..... !!! Si elle as decider de devenir une vétérinaire, il n y auras aucun doute qu'elle sera une vétérinaire extraordinaire . !!

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David Maksymuik
31 months ago
1
1

Laurie-Ann is an amazing young lady who now has to face the challenge of growing into an amazing woman without the support of her wonderful and caring mother Jennifer, who was one of our dearest friends. Life can be tragic, but we must persevere and overcome it's obstacles. Calling on other for support is just one way to hurdle these challenges.

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Susan Birkenshaw
31 months ago
1
1

The education of a very special young woman is one of the very best causes calling for support. Laurie Ann will be an extraordinary veterinarian with our help!

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