ALBANY, GA (WALB) – A WALB News Ten viewer is offering to help an Albany State international student athlete who just found out the University pulled his scholarship.
Daniel Machooka is from Kenya. He spent the last year and a half at ASU on an athletic scholarship running track and cross country. When he returned to campus last week, he learned he's no longer a student because he failed to update his address on a campus website.
He has no place to live, no money, and nowhere to go. Brittany Burnette saw the story at eleven last night and felt compelled to help.
"I wanted to reach out 'cause I feel like if it was me, I would want somebody to help me out or if it was my child, I would want somebody to help him or her out. It just compelled me to want to give and reach out in any way possible," said Burnette.
Machooka told us the university plans to give him a plane ticket to Kenya, but he doesn't know when that will happen. Officials at Albany State University would not comment, citing privacy laws.