Marcio Donaldson Go Fund Me
I just recently seen the preview of the audition for American Idol by this amazing young man. Even though I haven't been able to hear him sing yet, his testimony and story was one that will bring tears to your eyes! I felt moved by his story and If you haven't heard it you should definitely watch it!
A little backstory is this young man 28 years old to be exact, grew up in rough area Compton, California. He describes the area he grew up in as being surrounded by drugs and shootings and so much more! Eventually he and his sister were placed in the system by children services.
It was there that he found a refuge in the music and knew he wanted to be a singer. He goes on to tell his story and mentions how people say the cycle repeats and he refers to his mom being in the system, him being in the system and then his sister had a child as well.
Marcio wanted to break the cycle and make sure his (nephew) didn't have to be placed in the system as well. When the police came to him and said you have a choice take him, or he's put in the system. This 28 year old not knowing a thing about being a father became one that night when they placed that one week old precious baby boy in his arms. I'm opening this gofundme because someone this selfless deserves some help!
Even if all you can give is $5 please do! I'm sure he will appreciate anything that is given. I don't personally know Marcio but I will be making sure every dime is sent to him that is raised thru this gofundme!
Apparently, Marcio’s social media habits are WEAK SAUCE. He didn’t even have a photo on his twitter. Bobby makes him promise to post two Instagram photos a week. Marcio is dubious.
His social media aversion is kind of refreshing to be honest. Marcio pulls out some old school soul for a very sexy, classy performance of the Natalie Cole hit. It’s a slightly different vibe from the singer. Oh. He’s crying again. I mean–sure he’s been through a lot. But this dude is always crying.
“I knew Natalie,” says Lionel, “Natalie was watching you on that song.” Katy loves Marcio so much, “I’m so proud of you…you’ve come so far. You’re growing with leaps and bounds.” Oh Katy is close to tears too. “Take on the posture of your power,” she says.Marcio’s tears are flowing now.
“You keep surviving this competition,” says Luke, “You just delivered a world class performance.” The judges take the stage to hug him. “This performance meant a lot to me,” says Marcio.
Marcio Donaldson sings "Inseparable" by Natalie Cole for his Top 24 Solo performance in front of a live audience and Judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie on American Idol 2018.
Marcio Donaldson and Allen Stone sing "What's Going On" by Marvin Gaye for their Top 24 All-Star Duets performance in front of a live audience and Judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie on American Idol 2018
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I’m so proud of you what you did for your son! I’m glad you made the best decision to raise your son. You did make my cry. Just let you know I had 3 years old son that I can’t raise him when he was born because I wasn’t ready to be a mom. I gave up for adoption for my son and he has the best life ever with his adoptive parents. My mom’s side of family adopted my son. It was perfect. I get to see him sometimes!
Lauren Jordan I haven’t watched you on American Idol yet but the clip they showed of you had me in tears. What a beautiful soul you have. Your nephew is very blessed to have you raising him. I hope you got a golden ticket too!
Angelia Williams You are so amazing! You are the reason I am watching this season. I saw a clip of you and your story and had to watch to see your journey. Your son is very lucky to have you! Good luck.
Irene Gonfer You deserve it all…..just open your heart and be ready to receive all your blessings
Marie Smith The world needs more men like you. You have so much more love, empathy, talent, and dedication than any other contestants. Your son is so lucky you stepped in and gave him what he deserves. Even if you don't win, I believe you will get picked up by some record company, or at least develop a fan base who will support your career
Rose Elizabeth Leigh I so believe he is the next American Idol! So many talents and gifts that I think this is the best season AI has ever had! But this guy… This guy has a gifting not of this world and he truly has the favor of God upon him
Jessica Terry Loved you since the beginning and again, you have me watching and just tears coming down my face. The raw emotion you bring to the stage sets you apart and although may seem like it makes you vulnerable, I think makes you incredibly strong and incredibly brave. Job well done! Can’t wait to see what big things you can accomplish! I’ve got a feeling, you’re just getting started!