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Devin D. Thorpe

Devin Thorpe

“A” Student Needs Help To Attend University Camp

Lucas Mckenzie wants to attend a career exploration program this summer in hopes of helping him to prepare to become a doctor. In order to make this happen, he, with help from his mother, is raising money here. Recently, we connected with his mother Darlene Guemsey, to learn about the effort; here’s what she told us.

What is the social benefit you hope to achieve with or through your crowdfunding campaign?

I’m helping my son raise the tuition for a quality summer college experience. Here’s his pitch:

I am a junior at Cypress falls High School and have been nominated to represent my school and community with Envision experience, with 10 different medical universities to choose from.

By attending the tour, I will join other motivated students from around the country for an experiential leadership/career exploration program.

As you can imagine, this will be a powerful experience, enabling me to interact with respected professionals in various fields of medicine, while building relationships with students who will be my future colleagues.

Attending this program will enable me to further my interest in the field of medicine and reach my career goals.

I maintain a 3.75 GPA, am involved in ROTC and 4C activities and was recently awarded for exemplary academic participation!

Imagine if you had been given this opportunity for a life-changing experience when you were in school and were unable to participate for lack of funds. That is why I am writing to you today.

My participation in the program depends on whether I can raise $3700 in sponsorships. The program down payment is $450 and the rest is due in 15 days after that. I am investing every dollar I can of my own money to make sure I don’t miss out on this unique experience and am also taking on extra jobs to raise the funds I need. In addition, through my family, friends and neighbors, I am hopeful about reaching this goal! My down payment must be paid no later than May 15th, and fund raising will end on May 1st.

Your support for my sponsorship request would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this! God Bless.

Lucas Mckenzie

To donate go here,

User name-mckenzie


How much money are you hoping to raise and why? How much have you raised so far?

The full tuition is 3700.00
place holder – 450.00
anynom donors -905.00
balance = 2345.00

The 3700.00 goes a dorm for 9 days, 2 meals a day, transportation around town, 5 days of hands -on experience in a real hospital and a tour of Hofstra University. The tuition does NOT cover round trip airfare, spending money or breakfast.

Envision Overview from Envision Experience on Vimeo.

Whom are you trying to help with your project and why?

I’m helping my son to raise funds,so that he may attend a 9 day tour of his choice of 10 medical universities!

My son is a very bright, well mannered, and respecting young man! He has never been in trouble and loves school. I’ve been raising him without his father’s support for 3 years now! I cannot come up with what he needs on my own, so Im hoping the quote ” It takes a village to raise a child” will come into play here!

This is a wonderful opportunity for him. The students will also have the privilege to take in the attractions in several of the cities they visit! They will also get 2 college credits if they participate!

I could go on and on about my son but then it would be a book!

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2 Responses to “A” Student Needs Help To Attend University Camp

  • I dont want to sound ungrateful, but the fundraising ends may first, but other funds can be turned in up till the 15th! Thank you so much for your help, I do so appreciate your cause. I will be putting this web site on my favorites bar, and will donate when ever possible!
    Again, thank you so much!

  • Lucas just got his acceptance letter from the national youth leadership forum,! Please help if he doesn’t have the money, it doesn’t matter that he got excepted! Please if We can fundraisers $2000 I’m sure I can come up with the rest!

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