Aaron from Chicago, IL

I'm a new grad & I need a certification to work as a Certified Professional Coder

I'm trained in medical billing and coding, but without a certificate, employers won't hire me. I need to take the certification exam so I can work.


A thank you message and update from Aaron! Jun 17, 2014

I wanted to let the people know who donated to my cause that I did not have to take the certification exam because my degree already provided that, which I was unaware of before. I did use some of the funds to become a member of the American Academy Professional Coders (AAPC) which would allow me to continue receiving certifications and trainings in the future. I have used the remainder of the funds to purchase clothing for my four children and I just want to say that this has been a tremendous help for my family. Thank you for your donations and God bless you.

To see Aaron's photo, click through to his post.

Check out what Aaron's validator, Paloma, has to say: Dec 19, 2013

Thank you very much for all your donations! Aaron will be able to register for his exam and buy studying materials- how exciting!!

Happy Holidays to you and your families and THANK YOU for making this possible!


I need assistance to pay to become a Certified Professional Coder, which includes the exam registration fee and studying materials (two books).

My goal is to become a professional medical biller and coder. Meeting this need, then, will help me because I would be able to take the next step in securing a position in my career field and being able to provide for my family as well. I would also be able to ease the financial burden on my wife.

I graduated from Everest College in June 2013 and I have not been able to find a job in order to cover the fees needed to take the certification exam. I have applied to numerous positions in my field but without the certification I have less chances of obtaining a job. It is very hard for me to ask for help but at this time I can really use some assistance. I want my children to look up to me as they get older when I have an established career. I would definitely put to great use any donations I receive towards establishing my career. I would like to thank everyone who took the time to read my story!

I am from Chicago and I have lived here most of my life. I live with my wife and our four children. My oldest is 13 years old and my youngest is 2 years old. I am most proud of my wife because I have been out of work for almost two and a half years while I was also enrolled in college. She has provided financially for our family. I am happiest when my children do well in school. I want them to look up to me as they get older when I have established my career.

Need funded!

Thank you for helping Aaron fund this need.

$560of $560

Need funded!

19 supporters


This need has been validated by Paloma from Chicago Children's Advocacy Center

Recent supporters

  1. $25
  2. $50
  3. $25
  4. $50
  5. $25
  6. $25
  7. $25
  8. $35
  9. $35
  10. $35
  11. $35
  12. $45
  13. $50
  14. $100


Validated by Paloma from Chicago Children's Advocacy Center (What does this mean?)

Aaron and his wife were referred to me by their son's therapist about five months ago, and they have met with me consistently since then. I think meeting this need is important because this is the last step Aaron needs to complete before he can get a job in his field. Aaron is eager to start working as a Medical Billing and Coding Specialist. He has the education and now all he needs is to be certified. Aaron was very humble to find out that he could request assistance to pay for his certification exam. He is very thankful for being able to have gone back to school and complete the medical billing and coding program. Aaron cannot wait to have a job in his field so he can provide for his family and set a good example for his children. He and his wife are very deicated to providing a safe and loving environment to their children.

About Paloma

My job title is Bilingual Intensive Case Manager. I have been working here for almost 4 years. My work involves providing comprehensive case management services to child victims of sexual abuse and their families. My goal is to assist parents in becoming self-sufficient while improving the… Read more