Gay college athlete who was disowned by her family is in danger of losing her eligibility because her friends raised money to help her eat and pay bills

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  • Canisius College cross-country runner Emily Scheck was disowned by her family this summer after her mother learned that she was dating a woman.
  • Scheck — who had $ 20 to her name when her parents forced her to choose between conversion therapy and their continued financial support — has struggled to find money for food, books, and tuition despite working two jobs just to make ends meet.
  • In response to Scheck’s dire situation, her friends set up a GoFundMe page with the goal of raising $ 5,000 to cover some of those expenses, but within days they had brought in upwards of $ 25,000.
  • Somebody at the school or the NCAA took notice and forced Scheck and her roommate to choose between continuing to compete on the cross-country team or keeping the money they had raised.

Canisius College cross-country runner Emily Scheck had only $ 20 to her name when she lost everything.

This summer, Scheck’s mother learned that she was dating a woman and forced her to choose between attending conversion therapy — a pseudoscientific attempt at changing someone’s sexual orientation that the APA firmly opposes — and losing her family forever.

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