(WLTX) -- Paying for tuition is one less thing a Charlotte woman is worrying about thanks to kind donation by model Chrissy Teigen.

Mercedes Edney started crowd funding to fulfill her dream of becoming a licensed esthetician, according to her YouCaring page. She says she couldn't receive financial aid/scholarships because of her job and she wasn't already enrolled at the school.

She says to attend Academy of Nail Technology and Esthetics it costs nearly $6,000. By Friday, she had raised about $300, and that is where Teigen's generosity stepped in. She donated $5,605 and left a note saying "I've seen this be your passion for such a long time now. So excited to see you fulfill your dream!"

Edney says at first she couldn't believe it and thought it was a glitch.  

 

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But later saw that it wasn't.

 

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{"url":"https://twitter.com/chrissyteigen/status/850550056700620800","author_name":"christine teigen","author_url":"https://twitter.com/chrissyteigen","html":"&#lt;blockquote class=\"twitter-tweet\"&#gt;&#lt;p lang=\"en\" dir=\"ltr\"&#gt;&#lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/CruzanChoklate\"&#gt;@CruzanChoklate&#lt;/a&#gt; I'm really excited for you to live out your passion ❤❤❤&#lt;/p&#gt;— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) &#lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/chrissyteigen/status/850550056700620800\"&#gt;April 8, 2017&#lt;/a&#gt;&#lt;/blockquote&#gt;\n&#lt;script async src=\"//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js\" charset=\"utf-8\"&#gt;&#lt;/script&#gt;","width":550,"height":null,"type":"rich","cache_age":"3153600000","provider_name":"Twitter","provider_url":"https://twitter.com","version":"1.0"}

 

Edney tweeted that she had struggled financially since starting her business, Ixora Botanical Beauty.

 

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And now, she says she owes Teigen this gesture: 

 

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