- A mother went the extra mile to help her son achieve his dream
- The mom, Marilyn, has thus far raised over R63 000
- The young man needs R70 000 to travel to America to compete in a competition
A mother, Marilyn, has gone the extra mile to help her son reach his dreams. The doting mother attempted to raise a whopping R70 000 for her son so that he could go to Los Angeles to compete in a competition.
A BackaBuddy campaign was started by Sharon Davey, whom attempted to help the mother raise the funds.
Davey explained Marilyn's son, Emilio, was selected to participate in the IPOP competition. He initially missed the opportunity to audition in Claremont, Cape Town, but was later offered a second shot to do his audition in Port Elizabeth.
Briefly.co.za gathered he knocked the audition out of the park and secured a spot in the LA competition.
However, they need to raise R70 000 by 13 September and have thus far only managed to raise a bit more than R63 000.
South Africans donated towards Emilio's cause and they encouraged him to chase his dream and make Mzansi proud in the process.
A woman, who was simply identified as Audrey, said: "Never give up on your dreams! Make SA proud Emilio!"
Another lady, Heather, added: ""Power to you talented Emilio as you embark on this amazing opportunity. What an incredible Mum!"
Sharon Farrell commented: "Good luck and follow your dreams!"
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