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EMERGENCY: HELP MY MOM

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EMERGENCY: HELP MY MOM

IMPORTANT UPDATE: 4/27/2015:

Help me send off my mother in peace…

Over a year ago, my mother Chimbidzikai Linda Maburutse, got diagnosed with breast cancer and as we might recall we ran to her side. It was of great success that with all our inputs and efforts we managed to raise $14,000 to get her treatment. Thank you to friends and friends of friends for all your support.  Thanks to your support, my mother received chemo and radiotherapy.  As a strong lady, she fought through the chemo and radiotherapy and had just started her recovery as a result. Many of you may be aware of some of the challenges that a person who has just completed this kind of treatment goes through, however, I am glad to say that my mother was a trooper.

Nearly a week ago her body started failing and I am saddened to inform you all that on Monday April 27, 2015 at 6:47pm (in Zimbabwe) my mother passed away. The reason why my mother is such an important person to me is because she was my protector, my strength, my friend, my confidante and the reason why I am where I am today. I was born with a bone condition called Osteogenesis Impecta- ‘brittle bone syndrome.' And my mother believed I would succeed no matter my condition.

Knowing my mother at a moment like this, she would want me to get in touch with everyone and ask for all the help I can. Therefore, at this time of my life, I am reaching out to you all to help my family and me out with laying my mother to rest. For us to be able to give her the best sendoff we can I kindly ask you all, family and friends, to help me raise $3500-$4000.  I will be on the ground in Zimbabwe to ensure the funds are used for my mother's funeral, and it means so much to me and my entire family.  Thank you.  

 

Original Post from February 2014:

My name is Energy Maburutse and I am from a small village called Buwu in Zimbabwe. I am studying B.A in International Communications, Media and Politics with a minor in International Business at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida.  I am reaching out to you as a way to raise funds for my mother who is currently on bed rest fighting breast cancer.

My mother Chimbidzikai was diagnosed with cancer a year ago, and due to financial constraints my family and I were not able to get her any treatment. However, over a couple of weeks ago, her situation got even worse and I am asking for your assistance in getting her the best doctors and treatment she needs.

To give a glimpse of the reason why my mother is such an important person to me, let me briefly tell you about my story. I was born with a bone condition called Osteogenesis Impecta- ‘brittle bone syndrome.'  In my culture, people with disability are treated differently; they are associated with witchcraft. So, the day I was born people from my village and part of my family could not understand why all of a sudden, a child like me had been conceived.  

People turned their backs on my mother accusing her of being a witch and blaming her for bringing bad lucky to the family. But, she did not give up on me. She fought against all odds, taught me to be who I am today and encouraged me to always do my best at anything I set out to do. I am glad she is part of my life and my dream is for her to see the flowers she grew within me blooming.

But this dream cannot come true if I am not part of the fight she is in right now.  I believe in her just as she believed in me when it mattered most.  For me to be able to fight this together with her, I need your help. Over the past few weeks college colleagues, outside friends and I have managed to put together some funds to get my mother out of the village to a town where the medical treatment will be significantly better, however there is still more treatments that are needed. The doctors are saying that the disease is spreading fast and as we stand now it has started affecting her liver. She needs a place to live close to the hospital, food and some basic necessities. But mostly, she needs treatment- chemotherapy and a potential operation- and I am counting on your donations to help in the fight that my mom is in right now.

Thank You,

Energy Maburutse

Lynn University Class of 2015

Ambassador, The Millennium Campus Network

Any questions: Email me at emaburutse@email.lynn.edu

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To This Fundraiser

$15,130

MONEY RAISED
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  • Adriana Montealegre

     

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    $50

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    $25

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    $25

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    $25

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    $50

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    $30

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    $50

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    $25

  • Rita María Castillo

    $200

  • Emilio & Lily Castillo

    $400

  • Anonymous

    $35

  • Carolina Filippi

    $50

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    $10

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  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Amy & Dennis

    $50

  • Nyasha Mutandwa

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • carlos aguilar

    $1,000

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  • JP Glass

    $25

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    $15

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    $10

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    $15

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    $25

  • Scott and Denisha Bonds

     

  • Ross Family

    $100

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    $20

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    $50

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    $15

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    $100

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    $20

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    $50

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    $20

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    $25

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    $15

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    $100

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    $30

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    $200

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    $25

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    $50

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    $40

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    $70

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    $20

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  • Matt and Lynze Roos

     

  • Nate B.

    $20

  • Sam Vaghar 2000

    $2,000

  • Sam Vaghar

    $1,580

  • Millennium Campus Network

    $1,800

  • Carol Vaghar

    $470

  • Sam Vaghar

    $1,000

  • Anne Marie Van Casteren

     

  • Stephanie Venegas

    $20

  • Noah Rabinsky

    $250

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    $50

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    $50

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    $25

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  • Anonymous

    $40

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    $100

  • Carolina Filippi and Sean Mallen

     

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    $100

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  • Jonathan Francisca

    $25

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    $30

  • Monica Alonso

    $50

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  • Chrissy Stanojev, Friend of Carisa Cook

     

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84% Raised of $18,000 Goal

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The Team: $15,130 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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The Millennium Campus Network

Amount Raised

$14,355

 

80% Raised of $18,000 Goal

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AnneMarie Van Casteren

Amount Raised

$430

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Mohamed Abdalla

Amount Raised

$175

 

7% Raised of $2,500 Goal

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McKenzie Szarmach

Amount Raised

$65

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Ismael Gomez III

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$45

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Fidelis Chimombe

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Mike Khalil

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Donor Comments

Chrissy Stanojev, Friend of Carisa Cook

Chrissy Stanojev, Friend of Carisa Cook

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

3 years ago

Monica Alonso

Monica Alonso

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $30

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

I'm sorry your loss. May you find strength and be able to help others through your services 3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $20

My condolences to you and your family. Will keep you in my prayers Energy. 3 years ago

Jonathan Francisca

Jonathan Francisca

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

May her soul rest in peace. 3 years ago

Marie Justama

Marie Justama

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Carolina Filippi and Sean Mallen

Carolina Filippi and Sean Mallen

We will pray for you and your mother. 3 years ago