UPDATE as of 4/24: Thank you for the continued outpour of support. My sister has raised enough funds for her airfare, and her babysitting gigs paid for the deposit needed to get into the program. She still needs to raise money to pay for the rest of cost of the program. Please, take a look at her GoFundMe and read her story. Help me by sharing this post.
UPDATE! Thank you so much to my former bosses, friends, and strangers who have donated to my sister's GoFundMe. She has to complete her goal by May 6th, so please read her story. Some people asked if they could send her money via paypal instead so she can take full advantage of the funds. Here's the link. Any amount will help her greatly, and will bring her closer to her goal.
My sister Dalia is one of the most hard-working young women I know. From the moment she turned 16 and was able to work she joined me in the real estate work and took on a position wearing multiple hats, and learned everything about real estate. While most girls her age were working in retail, she was on the phone with bank executives and top-notch real estate agents learning about financing, contracts, and bank owned properties.
Her hustle has taken her far, not only is she paying for her tuition at SFSTATE while working two jobs, she along with her amazing boyfriend James rent an apartment in SF (and we all know how ridiculously expensive that is.)
Dalia was set in applying to nursing school in the Fall, but life had other plans. When our grandma suffered a second stroke last Fall, we experienced first hand the lack of Latino representation in the medical field, and she decided that instead of becoming a nurse, she would pursue becoming a doctor.
She was just accepted into an amazing program that will take her to Peru. AMAPeru is a non-profit organization that provides FREE health care to people in need. While in Peru, Dalia will learn some of the most important skills a doctor needs, while providing help to those less fortunate.
She is currently babysitting on the side to raise the funds she needs for her trip. And this why I'm asking for your help. I understand that we are all going through financial woes, but this is for such an important cause, and even $5 will bring her closer to her goal.
Please take a look at her GoFundMe, and I hope that you find it in your heart to help her achieve her goal. In just a few years, she will become an outstanding doctor who will help make a difference in the world.