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Doctor is me

Doctor is me

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I am currently a first year medicine student from Mitchell’s Plain, Cape Town, where my mother is the sole bread winner, supporting a household of 4 occupants.

I completed my BSc Medical bioscience Undergraduate degree-cum laude and BScHons Medical physiology degree-cum laude before finally being accepted to study medicine at stellenbosh university.

Serving my country and the people in the most selfless manner I know how has always been my dream. I have been rejected 7 times for different funding on the basis that medicine is my second undergraduate degree despite achieving excellent academic results. In 2016 I was awarded the Golden key honour society award as well as the Dean’s meri listt award for my undergraduate degree. I completed my undergraduate degree with a final year average of 82%. In 2017 I was awarded the top achiever award in the BScHons Medical physiology class of 2017 and graduated with and average of 82%. All my prior degrees, results and awards bare testimony to how I will not give up on this dream. Receiving financial assistance will open this door  and enable me to achieve this dream and serve where I am needed and called.

Help me so that I can help others. 

 

**update: I’ve received funding but donations made will be used for textbooks and miscellaneous items such as scrubs, stethoscope and dissection kit.

 

Lisa.maria.benjamin@gmail.com or alternatively 18353347@sun.ac.za

Interview with CapeTalk radio station: https://omny.fm/shows/capetalk/med-student-raising-funds-for-her-education

*This campaign creator has opted to have BackaBuddy transfer funds raised here directly to the relevant university

Donations

  • Mar 03, 2018 - R 2 056.40
  • "Good luck." - Anon

  • Feb 28, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "***" - Anonymous

  • Feb 28, 2018 - R 510.00
  • "***" - Anonymous

  • Feb 26, 2018 - R 500.00
  • "i am sure you wil make it" - Ruduwaan

  • Feb 25, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "Perservere ..." - Guess who!

  • Feb 25, 2018 - R 200.00
  • "Don't give up!" - Anonymous

  • Feb 24, 2018 - USD $ 36.82
  • "Never give up! " - Dr Martina Bieker

  • Feb 21, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "Good luck" - Abby

  • Feb 16, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "I hope you achieve your dream - good luck" - Cathy Baker (Garth)

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I am currently a first year medicine student from Mitchell’s plan Cape Town where my mother is the sole bread winner, supporting a household of 4 occupants. I desperately need funding to allow me to reach my potential of becoming an excellent doctor and to serve my country.