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People Gave $25K To Help This Immigrant Kid Go To College, But He’s Doing Something Else With The Money

Remember Gaspar Marcos, the 18-year-old immigrant who only sleeps three hours a day so that he can go to school and work?

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The 18-year-old teen’s journey to the United States was multiple living hells: He was orphaned at 5 years old, left Guatemala at 12, and was kidnapped before making it to Los Angeles. Once here, however, Gaspar has taken every little opportunity to make something of his life. He told the Los Angeles Times that he only sleeps about three hours a night because he’s juggling both school and work.

This teen’s hustle inspired so many people.

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The Los Angeles Times video profile has been seen more than 10 million times.

On our own page, commenters expressed how Gaspar Marco was such an example.

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The powerful video inspired many to open their hearts and wallets to help out Gaspar, so a GoFundMe page was set up for him.

As of this writing, the GoFundMe page has raised more than $24,000, which minus living expenses, will go to pay for college. Gaspar also put out a video thanking his supporters for their generosity.

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Being given a platform, the selfless teen asked any lawyers watching the video to volunteer for Kids In Need Of Defense, a nonprofit that provides legal representation to kids like him.

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Is it getting dusty in here or is that just me?

But wait, there’s more: Gaspar will also donate half of the money he gets to help his classmates at Casa Libre LA, the shelter home and organization that provided so much support to this wonderful teen.

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Pretty much me right now.

Although there’s been much support coming in, the the crowdfunding campaign has only reached 25 percent of their total goal. If you, too, have been moved by Gaspar Marcos’s story, feel free to donate here.


READ: This Immigrant Kid In Search Of American Dream Only Sleeps 3 Hours So He Can Work And Go To School

Shes Only 5'3", But This Latina Olympian Is Not To Be Messed With

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Shes Only 5’3″, But This Latina Olympian Is Not To Be Messed With

This is Angelica Delgado.

The 25-year-old Miami native is the number one ranked female judo fighter in the United States’ 52 kg weight class.

And according to the International Judo Federation, Delgado is the 19th ranked judoka in the world.

What’s a Judoka?

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This is Angelica taking down her competition.

Angelica is the one in white.

When she’s not training or competing to maintain her top ranked position, Angelica takes time out to have fun.

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Be ONE with the #tube

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She’s about to have more fun than she’s ever had in her life.

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WIPE OUT 💦

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Angelica Delgado is set to make her Olympic debut at the 2016 Summer Games in Rio. It’s been her dream since she was 9 years old.

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While most kids that age fill their their free time with video games, Angelica was filling her shelf with medals and trophies.

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Never too late for a little #tbt

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Judo is life in the Delgado family.

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Her father, Miguel Angel Delgado, was a rising star of Cuba’s national judo team. Unfortunately, Miguel had to flee Cuba.

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His sacrifice opened up the door for Angelica to pursue the sport.

Thanks to his encouragement and her passion, the Olympics went from dream to reality.

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My city #miami #roadtorio2016

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Getting to this point hasn’t been easy.

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Training has been brutal.

And she’s done it all while working for her degree from the Florida International University in Miami.

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STATS 2 💣🔫😴

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Delgado is double majoring in psychology and health services administration.

But she’s just about to prove to the world that’s she ready to bring home the gold.

“I know most expect me to be content just being an Olympian, but for me, this is only the beginning.”

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Angelica Delgado competes for the gold on Aug 7.

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READ: Her Parents Couldn’t Afford Running Shoes, Now She’s An Olympian

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