Help Freeman finish medical school
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Our communities need more doctors in rural and Maori communities. Help me finish medical school so I can help to serve in these communities
Hi my name is Freeman.
I'm currently a 3rd year medical student entering 4th year in 2018. It's been an incredibly long and exhausting journey to get to where i am today, but it's all been worth it. At the moment, I can't finish my studies due to the lifetime limit on student loans. That means I won't get the opportunity to 1) become a doctor and serve the community I come from 2) have the opportunity to inspire and mentor others to get into the health workforce and 3) overcome the constant barriers (financial and social).
In order to gain entrance into the medical programme, I completed a conjoint degree in science/arts and then applied for postgraduate entry. I've now used up the lifetime limit of my student loan and am unable to complete the degree.
Until now, I've worked about 16-20 hours a week at a Cancer Treatment centre, trying to survive whilst attending a university. I've attempted to save as much as I can, but the reality is that I don't earn enough on my part time salary. My parents, while hardworkers, do not have the income to help fund my degree. I have a small savings, but the situation is now well and truly beyond my capabilities of achieving.
My time is limited, as I only have until the end of January to procure the funds needed. After that, I may be forced to leave the medical programme unless the current government removes the student loan cap.
To have it all end now would be be extremely disappointing. I love what I do, and I've never been one to give up without a fight. So I'm asking you to join and aid me in reaching my target. No amount is too little.
Please help out however you can, even with a share to Facebook.
To pay for 4th and 5th year of medical school at the University of Auckland.
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My name is Freeman and I'm a 3rd year medical student who is moving into 4th year and is actively seeking help with funds.
Funds will be paid to a verified bank account of Freeman Apou.
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