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Reuniting David With His Family

Team Member: Teri Moore

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16 Years is too long not to see your mom... Let's help David see his
November 28, 2016

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EVENT DATE Dec 26, 2016

THE STORY:

Riley Dolan wrote -

 

David is one of the Lost Boys of Sudan.

What does this mean?

It means his mother loved him so much that she let him go to the United States when he was only 12 years old in order to be safe and obtain an education in a free country.

That was 16 years ago. He hasn’t seen her since—and he wants to go home to see her and his only remaining sibling, his sister, this Christmas. He has now been in the United States longer than he was with his family.

He’s going home to see her and you can help.

David’s story is tragic and difficult for him to discuss. He was born in 1988 and was “born into Civil War,” as he describes. He escaped his village while hanging on tightly to his uncle’s neck. He spent his childhood in a refugee camp after his entire family (except for his mother and sister) were killed. His twin was killed in front of him.

He wasn’t alone in that 2.5 million were displaced and had to flee their homes in South Sudan due to the Civil War.

David honored her by finishing high school while living with a foster family. He didn’t stop there. He went on to earn his college degree from Pacific Lutheran University and earned one graduate degree. Oh, and yes, he’s in the process of earning his second graduate degree.

While he was a financially strapped college student, he sent money home to his mother and sister. His mother is of ill health. A doctor’s visit for her is $100. David pays for it. A night in a hotel is between $200 and $400. When he visits, he will need to stay in a hotel as his mother and sister are still in a refugee camp. He will need meals and his transportation is expected to cost more than $5,000.

Please give what you can and help share David’s story so we can reunite a mother with her son; a brother with his sister.

$3,610

MONEY RAISED

3,610

For every $100 donated David will be 285 miles closer to reaching Sudan
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  • Nancy

    $50

  • Terri Johnston

    $100

  • Nicki Tingvall

    $50

  • Vicky tetzlaff

    $100

  • Phil & Jacqui Lott

    $50

  • Sheri Tonn

    $100

  • Danielle Freeburg

    $50

  • Elaine Olson

    $50

  • Tamara Wood

    $40

  • Ellen Stearns

    $50

  • Teri Moore

    $100

  • Elizabeth

    $25

  • Diane

    $100

  • Tammy Rismiller

    $25

  • Marcia

    $100

  • Donald Gaines

    $210

  • Douglas Page

    $100

  • Kari Leppell

    $25

  • Allison Roberts

    $175

  • Laurie

    $25

  • Gail Egbers

    $50

  • Terri Johnston

    $100

  • Jeremy Vassallo

    $100

  • Lauralee Hagen

     

  • Tomas and Susan Guillen

    $50

  • Libby Hinsley

    $25

  • Nicole Tingvall

    $25

  • Carol Quigg

    $100

  • Duane Weeks

    $100

  • Jude Noland

    $35

  • Jessica Ward

    $50

  • Cedra DuFlon-Heide

    $100

  • Jean Nichols

    $100

  • Bobbi Hughes

    $100

  • Teri Moore

    $50

  • Renee Stapleton

    $100

  • Bob and Laura Lurry

    $50

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    $50

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  • Phil & Jacqui Lott

    $50

  • Terri Johnston

    $100

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    $100

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    $25

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    $50

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  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Jess Ward

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  • Tricey Kruger

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Organized by

Riley Dolan

This is a direct to organizer fundraiser.

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $5,530 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Teri Moore

Amount Raised

$3,610

Fundraiser Title

Mark Mulder

Amount Raised

$905

Fundraiser Title

Riley Dolan

Amount Raised

$740

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Becki Torgerson

Amount Raised

$200

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Jody Horn

Amount Raised

$75

Donor Comments

Tricey Kruger

Tricey Kruger

DONATION: $100

9 months ago

Jess Ward

Jess Ward

DONATION: $50

Congratulations on having this dream come true!!! 9 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $250

9 months ago

George & Janet Goehren

George & Janet Goehren

9 months ago

Mardiece Patrick

Mardiece Patrick

DONATION: $50

9 months ago

Alex, Heather & Derek Burson

Alex, Heather & Derek Burson

DONATION: $25

9 months ago

Dr. & Mrs.Frerichs

Dr. & Mrs.Frerichs

DONATION: $100

9 months ago

Terri Johnston

Terri Johnston

DONATION: $100

Sending good wishes 9 months ago

Phil & Jacqui Lott

Phil & Jacqui Lott

DONATION: $50

Merry Christmas! I hope you reach your goal! 9 months ago

Kim Kennedy-Tucker

Kim Kennedy-Tucker

Blessings to you, David, as you reunite with your mother and sister. 9 months ago

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