Help me finish school and pay it forward.

Anthony Fernandez Start Date: Apr 24, 2017 - End Date: Aug 21, 2017
  • Philippines

My Travel Story

by: Anthony Fernandez Start Date: Apr 24, 2017 - End Date: Aug 21, 2017

Hi, I am Anthony from the Philippines. My journey is unlike most of the ones in this website but nontheless a journey of a lifetime.

I have dreamt of becoming a doctor and was well into my 2nd year in med school when my family experienced major financial difficulties. I had to stop and begin to work to earn a living for myself. I jumped from one job to another and I eventually settled down and started to raise a family thinking that I could never go back and chase my dream. I have been in customer service, in retail, and even worked as a hand in an oil rig overseas. It has been ten years since I left school. There are times when I literally dream about attending and walking the hallways of med school again only to wake up with a broken heart.

Very recently, a relative offered to pay for my school fees if I wanted to pursue medicine. I so want to grab this gem of an opportunity. My only problem is, I would need to stop working so I can focus on my studies. I have 2 small children who go to school and my wife is a nurse who makes 280 USD a month. I need help to sustain the needs of my children.

My proposed amount is only for my children's sustenance at least for the first year I am in school (I still have 3 to 4 years to finish). As for myself and the wife, we will make do with what she earns (and what I would earn from doing part-time).

It would really mean a lot to me to be able to become a doctor. My family is a member of a local Christian community (COUPLES for CHRIST where I am an evangelist) and I believe this journey is a calling from the Almighty. After I am finished, I wish to pay everything forward to the community and everyone who would need my help.

I do not have a PayPal account as of yet. I will see how I can get one. Meanwhile, you can learn more about me if you would send me a message at akmfernandez@gmail.com - I sure do want to learn about you too!

Thank you for reading my story and may God bless you.

  • Philippines