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Marie Benoit's Fundraiser:

PIH Engage UGA

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BENEFITING: Partners In Health

ORGANIZER: PIH Engage

EVENT: We Will Deliver!

Marie Benoit

THE STORY:

As a freshman at the University of Georgia, I quickly noticed a small void in my life and I came to the conclusion that this was because I was lacking a purpose in life. Though this may sound dramatic, I really think that we as individuals need to feel useful and aid people other than ourselves in order feel fulfilled. Up until this point, I had gone to school with people I knew for many years, took classes that were chosen for me, and partcipated in the few clubs available. Now, the combination of an increase of options and a completely new environment put me in an unfamiliar position. I now had the choice of what to do, how to make a difference, and what to become. I began this journey as a Biology major and after two months, noticed that the classes that this major required did not speak to me. I have always been a firm believer in following your gut feeling and so I opened my doors to other fields I would have never considered before. Unfortunately, I was hit with a huge wave of insight after the passing of my beloved grandfather. This unearthed my interest in health and helping others and specifically those who cannot access proper care. It was then that I switched my major to Intended Health Promotion. I believe that health should be considered a human right and not a privilege. Receiving treatment should be based on need and being born into a fortunate environment should not dictate whether or not a person can survive an illness or accident. I know this kind of equality is hard to achieve, but we also cannot sit by and watch as this unfolds. As each day passes, I am increasingly fueled by my inner passion as well as my grandfather's resonating fighting spirit to pursue a path which allows me to help others. I have only recently joined Partners in Health at UGA and although I am not certain about what kind of career I will end up with, I am increasingly convinced that it will pertain to improving the health of people around the world. 

$125

MONEY RAISED
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  • Mikayla Hall

    $20

  • G'ma Eva

    $30

  • BENOIT family

     

  • Susan Maier

    $25

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125% Raised of $100 Goal

The Team: $8,765 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Langston Gilmore

Amount Raised

$2,496

 

125% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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Mihir John

Amount Raised

$1,000

 

100% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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James East

Amount Raised

$690

 

69% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Aakash Patel

Amount Raised

$593

 

85% Raised of $700 Goal

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Varsha Kottamasu

Amount Raised

$451

 

90% Raised of $500 Goal

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Ashley Turek

Amount Raised

$415

 

83% Raised of $500 Goal

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Keith Pridgen

Amount Raised

$354

 

118% Raised of $300 Goal

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Adam Turry

Amount Raised

$350

 

117% Raised of $300 Goal

Donor Comments

Susan Maier

Susan Maier

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

BENOIT family

BENOIT family

In a world of selfishness and distress, we need to support the less fortunate and encourage the young generous hearts. 2 years ago

G'ma Eva

G'ma Eva

DONATION: $30

2 years ago

Mikayla Hall

Mikayla Hall

DONATION: $20

I love that you are doing this! 2 years ago