Rockford community helps support blind exchange student facing uncertain future

ByLavinia E. Smith

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ROCKFORD, Mich. — An uncertain foreseeable future for a Rockford High School senior has rallied his fellow college students, and now the local community, around him.

Shamurat, or Shon as his mates and loved ones phone him, is a 19-calendar year-aged overseas exchange university student who is blind.

He graduates at the finish of the semester and will have to go again to Kyrgyzstan prior to perhaps returning for college or university.

All of that is in jeopardy however, as he also has profound reduction to his listening to, which is critical to do most features for a man or woman who is blind.

A surgery would repair it but that fees much more than $20,000.

You will find also a opportunity that if he does not have the tuition for faculty, he wouldn’t be capable to occur again on a visa.

“In utter disbelief that this could even take place, that he would have to go house and back again to his lifestyle before,” claimed Isabelle Glover, a close mate. “He would know all of the expertise that he’s uncovered listed here and all the things would be taken from him. No extra computers, no far more cane, again to the aged life that he lived in advance of with extremely minimal assets in any way to enable him.”

Glover structured a GoFundMe, and Shon’s story is setting up to unfold. Click listed here for additional data and to donate!

Extra than $20,000 has been lifted in much less than two months, and they hope to fulfill the aim to provide Shon back again to West Michigan for higher education.

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