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Playstation 4 for Alonzo who has overcome incredible odds to succeed

Posted Dec 21, 2017
Alonzo served as Monroe's Rugby Manager during his first semester. He also had his first experience living independently in a dorm. He completed his first semester with good grades. He is deeply invested in Criminal Justice and is set to begin an internship with a Judge of The Court of Claims in the Summer of 2018. Alonzo often volunteers his free time to the American Dream Program, where he receives a scholarship, to give back to other youth on the college track. He is requesting a PS4 to make himself more at home at the Monroe dorm.

Alonzo is 26 years old and lives in NY

Alonzo, now a freshman at Monroe College, aspires to study Criminal Justice in hopes of one day joining the police force. “The community needs cops like me,” he says. Although his childhood was not an easy one: moving in and out of different foster and group homes, Alonzo overcame the many obstacles in his life. And, as he grew, he began to see the tremendous value of education. At one point, Alonzo was commuting two hours to attend a charter school, and after graduation, he was even willing to join the military to finance his college education. But, Alonzo did not have to enlist to get a college degree. His extraordinary perseverance and dedication to learning made him an ideal candidate for HeartShare, a college tuition scholarship. St Vincent is proud to have a scholar with his grit and resilience. With his high school diploma and the HSVS team behind him, Alonzo is a proud college student. “This is a dream come true,” he says often.

The Wish Story

Heartshare St Vincent's requests this wish for Alonzo.

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*OSW Towards A Wish grants the wish for Alonzo! Thanks *OSW Towards A Wish.

One Simple Wish sends the gift to the Heartshare St Vincent's for Alonzo.

Krystal sent an update on the wish for Alonzo.

"Thank you so much! This is such great news! Alonzo was just in the other night volunteering to ensure the Winter Dinner went well for his peers. He truly deserves it."

Heartshare St Vincent's receives the wish!

Alonzo receives the gift from Heartshare St Vincent's!

""To my wish granter, Happy New Years, I want to thank you for buying me the playstation 4. I never had one before for myself and i am thankful you granted me my wish. A lot of people, like me, cannot afford it. You made it possible for me to have one. I am really thankful and grateful for the beautiful gift you granted me. God bless and have a wonderful New Year of 2018. Sincerely, Alonzo"

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