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Pregnant Teacher Battles Breast Cancer

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26


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FEBRUARY 26, 2014
Friends Unite to Support Teacher
Briana is battling the unthinkable, but not alone.
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$12,380
Details 208 people in 7 days Location Sherwood, OR
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Service Dog Needs Surgery
Addie’s not just a service dog, she’s the pack leader.
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$5,248
Details 145 people in 5 days Location Philadelphia, PA
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Elevator Pitch Pays Off
Keller’s MS is limiting his ability to climb stairs.
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$20,200
Details 165 donors in 27 days Location Moseley, VA
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NBC (VIDEO)
Community Rallying To Support Wounded Warrior
Kansas City Star
People Discover The Power Of Crowdfunding
NJ.com
Girl Raises Money To Place Canine Assistants
Atlanta Magazine
Crowdsourcing Helps Local Boy With Health Issues
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Wheelchair-Accessible Van Stolen In Ohio
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Teen’s Wish Granted By Surfing Dog

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FEBRUARY 20, 2014
Make-A-Wish Dream Fulfilled
Caleb is all smiles as his wish to surf is granted.
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$10,470
Details 99 people in 17 days Location Apopka, FL
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High Schoolers Raise $93K
Friends unite to support their paralyzed teammate.
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$93,220
Details 623 donors in 2 months Location Corona, CA
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Deer Derails Student’s Dreams
Pakistani student fights for his life after car accident.
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$132,457
Details 1,607 people in 8 days Location Duluth, MN
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Crooks Hit Firefighter’s Home
Thieves strike home while Jeff was on duty.
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$5,895
Details 106 donors in 6 days Location Evans, GA
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Vegas Zoo’s Future on the Line
Locals rally to save animals’ home.
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$11,613
Details 144 donors in 26 days Location Las Vegas, NV
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NBC (VIDEO)
Emily Scott: Unique road to Sochi
New York Daily News (VIDEO)
Teen Fighting Cancer Gets His Surfing Dream
USA Today
Short-Track Speedskater Grateful For Journey
Chicago Tribune
Culver’s To Raise Funds For Lisle Baseball
AOL Money
£10,000 To Send Homeless Man Back To Jamaica
The Christian Science Monitor
‘The Sockman’ Is All About Feet And Greet
San Francisco Chronicle
Ex-Bank Robber Gets A Chance At Redemption
Los Angeles Magazine
Bigmista’s Asks For Help To Open Restaurant
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The Nurse Who Raised $125k

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FEBRUARY 13, 2014
Stem Cell Transfer for Sallie
To cure this rare condition Sallie must raise $450K
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$124,935
Details 1,268 people in 7 days Location Montgomery, AL
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49ers Fan Invades Enemy Territory
This teen went from being booed, to being helped.
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$37,324
Details 1,054 donors in 7 days Location Dublin, CA
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Magical Trip For A Special Family
Kendra is receiving the gift of time with family.
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$20,399
Details 266 people in 7 days Location Kamloops, BC
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Community Rallies To Help Family
A blazing fire destroyed the Marston family home.
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$12,124
Details 199 donors in 8 days Location Boothbay, ME
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Dreams Of Sugar Plum Fairies
Ophelia is attending an intensive dance course.
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$6,500
Details 67 donors in 7 days Location Riverside, RI
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FOX Sports (VIDEO)
49ers and Seahawks Fans Help Homeless Teen
Yahoo!
Why USA Will Win Sochi Olympic Medal Count
The Daily Dot
The Inspiring Redemption of ‘The Wendy’s Guy’
NFL.com (VIDEO)
Seahawks Fans Unite For Homeless 49ers Fan
The Washington Times
Social Media Help After Medical Emergencies
Forbes
Olympic Innovation Helps Rethink Your Business
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Donations Pour In To Help Beloved ‘Wendy’s Guy’
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Meet the Olympic Athletes of GoFundMe

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FEBRUARY 5, 2014
Raising Money To Get Mom To Sochi
Kyle is raising money to ensure his mom Lisa can cheer him on.
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$13,865
Details 71 donors in 9 months Location Salt Lake City, UT
Emily Scott – Team USA Short Track
Emily has raised enough funds to ensure her father will see her skate.
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$49,270
Details 702 donors in 9 months Location West Jordan, UT
Jonathan Garcia – Team USA Speed Skating
Jonathan is raising money to pay for his family’s trip to Sochi.
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$5,525
Details 34 donors in 6 months Location Houston, UT
Joey Mantia – Team USA Speed Skating
Joey has worked long and hard to get his chance to compete.
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$6,120
Details 52 donors in 7 months Location Salt Lake City, UT
Jordan Malone – Team USA Short Track
Thanks to strong support, Jordan’s wife and mother will be in Sochi.
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$5,195
Details 64 donors in 7 months Location Denton, TX
Users In the News
USA Today
U.S. Speedskater Supported By Crowdfunding
NBC Local (VIDEO)
Meet Olympic Speed Skater Kyle Carr
NBC News
These Olympians Compete For Love, Not Money
The Boston Globe
MBTA Worker Helps Save Man’s Life With CPR
The Seattle Times
Seattle ‘Rioters’ Crowdfund For Pergola Damage
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January 29, 2014
Fire Claims Family’s Home But Not Their Hope
This family of five refuses to give up hope after a devastating house fire.
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Facebook User Photo Joy Goad Lee
KING, NC
$12,296
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139
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On Tuesday morning, the Snow family lost everything they own in a house fire. Friends and family are ensuring they get back on their feet.
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$10,665 raised by 158 people in 4 days
Sarah’s Road to Recovery
Sarah has spent much of her life fundraising for cancer research. Now facing her own diagnosis, many have come out to return the favor. more…
Location LOS ANGELES, CA Category MEDICAL
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$5,040 raised by 62 people in 8 days
Mom by Day, DJ by Night
Destiny is passionate about local radio and being a mom. She’s building a home studio so she can excel at both her passions. more…
Location EXETER, NH Category COMMUNITY
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$1,735 raised by 17 people in 8 days
Help Nic Ride the Divide
Nic has inspired his many friends and family with his zest for adventure, so they decided to send him on a trip he’ll never forget. more…
Location DENVER, CO Category TRAVEL
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$6,105 raised by 104 people in 2 days
Ebenezer’s Education
Hailing from Ethiopia, Ebenezer is passionate about getting an education in the U.S., and his loved ones have made sure he’ll get it. more…
Location MECHANICSBURG, PA Category EDUCATION
GOFUNDME JAN, 29 2014
YAHOO NEWS
Can crowdfunding save this family’s home from foreclosure?
FOX
Family loses everything in Stokes Co. house fire
USA TODAY
Teacher Raises $20,000 To Buy Seahawks Jerseys For Every Kid In School
LA TIMES (VIDEO)
Wife Of Movie Theater Shooting Victim Opens Up About Incident
HUFFINGTON POST
18 People The Obamas Should Have Invited To The State Of The Union
NEW YORK POST
Family Of Man Who Died In ER Fundraising Burial Aid
FOX SPORTS
Blues’ Shattenkirk Steps Up For Former Youth Hockey Coach Battling Leukemia
SEATTLE TIMES
Elementary School Buys Every Student A Seahawks Jersey
CBS LOCAL – SAN FRANCISCO
Donations Pour In For Oakland Mother Of 2 Sons Killed Within 3 Weeks
CBS LOCAL – FORT WORTH
Student Online Fundraising Effort Saves North Texas College
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Donations make Cancer Survivor’s Dream Of A Puppy Come True
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Family Of Malnourished Dogs Found

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Janurary 21, 2014
Seahawks Beer Vendor Buys 447 Jerseys
Thanks to Kevin, an entire elementary school will receive Hawks jerseys.
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Facebook User Photo Kevin Zelko
SEATTLE, WA
$19,873
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350
DONORS
Due to the generosity of Seahawks fans and the ingenuity of Kevin Zelko, every student at Kimball Elementary school will receive a Hawks jersey at an upcoming assembly.
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$4,365 raised by 119 people in 4 days
Camden’s Dream Bed
Camden’s Muscular Dystrophy has left him unable to walk upstairs. Now, he’ll be able to share a bunk bed with his brother. more…
Location KILLEEN, TX Category WISHES
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$2,735 raised by 36 people in 4 days
Send Daniel to D.C.
Living with Spina Bifida hasn’t been easy for Daniel, but with the help of friends he is hoping to take a class trip to Washington, D.C. more…
Location WESTMINSTER, CA Category EDUCATION
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$36,765 raised by 552 people in 8 days
Donations for Jody
Beloved yoga instructor Jody is waiting for a costly brain surgery. The many people she has helped are now returning the favor. more…
Location BOGOTA, NJ Category MEDICAL
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$7,310 raised by 96 people in 20 days
The Little Hiker Hostel
Former park ranger Bob “Sir-Packs-Alot” Gabrielsen has a dream to open a hostel for hikers on the Appalachian Trail. more…
Location CONYERS, GA Category BUSINESS
GOFUNDME JAN, 21 2014
HLN TV (VIDEO)
Teacher Raises $ To Buy Kids Seahawks Jerseys
WASHINGTON POST
D.C. Bar Star Faces Deportation, But Not Without Fight From His Friends
BOSTON HERALD
Hundreds Heartbroken At Wake For Siblings
NBC NEWS – CHICAGO (VIDEO)
Northeastern Illinois University Students Killed in Texas Crash
KSDK – ST. LOUIS (VIDEO)
Anonymous Man Helps Olympian’s Mom Go To Sochi
KTLA 5 – LOS ANGELES
Friend Sets Up Go-Fund-Me Donation Page For Colby Fire Victims
DAILY MAIL
Couple Overwhelmed With $35,000 In Donations For Dream Wedding
BUSINESS INSIDER
Students Have Raised Over $10K To Support OK Sorority House Wrecked In A Massive Fire
FOX NEWS – ATLANTA (VIDEO)
Young Cancer Survivor Raising Funds For Golden Retriever
PHILLY.COM
With A Little Help From Friends – He’s Ready To Walk Again
SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
49ers Join S.F., Seattle Fans In Fundraising Effort
BLEACHER REPORT
49ers And Seahawks Fans Host Friendly Competition To Donate Money To Hospitals

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Janurary 14, 2014
Viral Video Stars Begin Adoption Journey
This couple is turning Internet fame into support for adoption costs.
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Facebook User Photo Candice Mortensen
OREM, UT
$7,003
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29
DONORS
Candice and Jason warmed the hearts of millions with their YouTube video. Now, they’re asking for help in the next stage of their journey together – starting a family.
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$46,063 raised by 529 people in 14 days
Prayers for Kylie
When 19-month-old Kylie was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, her hometown of Alpine, CA rallied to help with her recovery. more…
Location ALPINE, CA Category MEDICAL
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$67,671 raised by 299 people in 5 days
Save Fisher More College
A young college dedicated to offering affordable education is in danger of closing its doors forever unless they can raise $250,000. more…
Location FORT WORTH, TX Category EDUCATION
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$4,630 raised by 106 people in 2 months
A Dream Of Citizenship
Daniel has faced adversity his entire life, but is now on the path to realizing his dreams with an amazing job at GlobalGrind.com. more…
Location BROOKLYN, NY Category WISHES
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$6,065 raised by 328 donors in 7 days
The Most Adorable Photos on the Internet
After taking his kitten Winslow to a photo shoot that went viral, Alex is now raising funds to get his cat a much-needed surgery. more…
Location SHERMAN OAKS, CA Category FAMILY
GOFUNDME JAN, 14 2013
CNN
Pastor Tries Atheism, Loses Jobs, Gains $19000
HUFFINGTON POST
This Boy’s Crush Just Lost Her Dad. So He Raised More Than $2,500 To Help Her Family.
CHICAGO TRIBUNE
U.S. Olympic Hopefuls Use Crowdfunding To Cover Expenses
THE SEATTLE TIMES
Ticket Gripes, Billboard Bias, Trash Talk … Must Be Playoff Fever
ESPN
Marshawn Lynch May Avoid Paying Fine
HUFFINGTON POST (VIDEO)
Boston Marathon Bombing Survivor Celeste Corcoran Pulls Off Amazing Feat (VIDEO)
NBC NEWS – SAN FRANCISCO
Seahawks, 49ers Fans Donate Fundraiser Proceeds to Charities in Rival’s City
HUFFINGTON POST
The Magic and Wonder of Surviving Cancer
DETROIT FREE PRESS
How Online Fundraising Saved the Life of a Beloved Roseville Family Dog
BUZZFEED
This Guy Used A Groupon To Give His Kitten A Photo Shoot At J.C. Penney

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January 8, 2014
Local Hero Helps Homeless
Man continues to feed homeless even as he faces losing his own home.
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Facebook User Photo Cranford Coulter
SOUDERTON, PA
$30,180
RAISED
209
DONORS
For the past 25 years, Cranford Coulter has been preparing hot meals for the homeless in downtown Philadelphia. Now he faces the same fate as those he helps to feed.
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$10,471 raised by 290 people in 12 days
Hearts 4 Maddy
Little Maddy was born with complex congenital heart defects and is currently on the transplant wait list with her family by her side. more…
Location MIDDLE RIVER, MD Category MEDICAL
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$17,553 raised by 343 people in 6 months
The Boy Who Can’t Blink
Corban’s family is raising funds to get him to the Mayo Clinic, where they hope to get a diagnosis for his many medical conditions. more…
Location MULINO, OR Category MEDICAL
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$21,073 raised by 982 people in 2 days
Pastor Fired For Testing Faith
When Ryan J. Bell decided to try Atheism for a year to test his faith, he was fired by both Christian schools he worked at. more…
Location NAPERVILLE, IL Category FAITH
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$12,245 raised by 259 people in 3 months
One Million Strong For Pitbulls
Comedian Rebecca Corry is raising funds to bring breed awareness to the public and to protest against laws that target pit bulls. more…
Location LOS ANGELES, CA Category EVENTS
GOFUNDME JAN, 8 2014
FOX NEWS
Boy’s Mystery Illness Leaves Him Unable To Blink
CBS NEWS- BALTIMORE (VIDEO)
Donations Pouring In To Help Little Girl Waiting To Get A Heart Transplant
CNN (VIDEO)
New York Facility Says It Wants To Care For Jahi McMath
THE NEW YORK TIMES
Faulty Websites Confront Needy In Search Of Aid
NBC NEWS
Insurer Will Pay For Texas Girl’s Obesity Surgery After All
ESPN
Fans Start Fund For Marshawn Lynch’s Fine
HUFFINGTON POST (VIDEO)
Linda Tirado, Viral Poverty Blogger, In Final Stages Of Book Deal
FOX NEWS – PHILADELPHIA (VIDEO)
Minor Threats Chess Club Hopes To Attend Competition Through Fundraiser
ABC NEWS – PORTLAND, OR
Boy Who Can’t Blink Heading To Mayo For Treatment
HUFFINGTON POST (PHOTOS)
Boston Marathon Bombing Survivors Welcome ‘Miraculous’ Baby Girl
FOX NEWS – BOSTON (VIDEO)
Abington Residents Line The Streets In Honor Of Fallen Marine
PHILLY.COM
Feeding The Homeless, As He Faces Losing His Home
HUFFINGTON POST
Fired Pastor Receives Staggering Donations From Atheist Community
FOX NEWS – SEATTLE
Marshawn Lynch’s Silence Helping Charity
CBS NEWS – SEATTLE
Lynch Vows To Match NFL Fine Fundraiser And Donate To Charity
ABC NEWS
San Mateo PD Uses Crowdfunding For K9 Program
HUFFINGTON POST (PHOTOS)
Olympic Speed Skater’s Parents Couldn’t Afford To Go To Sochi, So The Internet Stepped In
LOS ANGELES TIMES
Olympic Speed Skater Raises Money To Bring Parents To 2014 Sochi Games

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12-Year-Old Girl Raises $74K

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December 31, 2013
12-Year-Old Girl Raises $74K
Alexis is fighting for her life against a rare eating disorder.
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Facebook User Photo Jennifer Shapiro
CIBOLO, TX
$74,017
RAISED
1,771
DONORS
Due to a rare brain tumor, Alexis suffers from a life-threatening condition known as hypothalamic obesity. Almost 1,800 donors have stepped in to fund her urgent surgery.
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$43,908 raised by 1,348 people in 13 days
Blind Man and Service Dog Escape Death
After Cecil and his dog Orlando narrowly avoided an oncoming train, over $40K was raised to ensure they can stay together. more…
Location NEW YORK, NY Category MEDICAL
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$56,143 raised by 903 people in 4 days
In Memory Of A Fallen Soldier
Sgt. Daniel Vasselian lost his life on December 23rd fighting in Afghanistan. All money raised will go directly to his wife and family. more…
Location ABINGTON, MA Category MEMORIALS
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$32,680 raised by 981 people in 4 days
Girl Fights For Life After Routine Surgery
The McMath family is fighting to keep their daughter Jahi on life support after complications from a tonsillectomy. more…
Location OAKLAND, CA Category MEDICAL
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£56,475 raised by 3,528 people in 1 month
The Felix Foundation
Faced with terminal bowel cancer, Ryan ‘Felix’ Glenny and his long-time girlfriend were recently married in his hospital room. more…
Location STROOD SOUTH WARD, ENG Category MEDICAL
GOFUNDME DEC, 31 2013
TODAY SHOW (VIDEO)
Strangers raise flood of donations for Texas girl’s obesity surgery
USA TODAY
Starving and obese, girl fights for lifesaving surgery
CNN (VIDEO)
Court blocks hospital from disconnecting Jahi from life support
NBC NEWS (VIDEO)
Brain-dead teen to remain on life support pending appeal by family
NBC NEWS (VIDEO)
Strangers donate more than $70K for girl’s life-saving surgery
FOX NEWS (VIDEO)
Girl with rare weight-gain disorder raises money for gastric bypass surgery
PEOPLE MAGAZINE
Missing Doctor Mystery: Do Her YouTube Videos Hold the Clue?
BOSTON GLOBE (VIDEO)
After Marathon attack, Lowell family healing
CNN (VIDEO)
Better Stuff: Donations Help Blind Man Keep His Guide Dog
THE HUFFINGTON POST
Man Dying Of Bowel Cancer Receives £32,000 In Donations For Family

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A Boy’s Christmas Wish Comes True

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December 17, 2013
A Boy’s Christmas Wish Comes True
Little Boy Asks Santa For Prosthetic Arm So He Can Play Xbox.
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Facebook User Photo Robert Jackson
EAST NORTHPORT, NY
$58,099
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946
DONORS
This year for Christmas, Christopher asked Santa Claus for an Xbox One and a new prosthetic arm. $58K in donations later, this will be a Christmas he will never forget.
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$6,290 raised by 54 donors in 1 month
Ron & Maurine’s Christmas of Gratitude!
Ron and Maurine’s three daughters have raised over $6K so they can give their parents a very special Christmas surprise. more…
Location OREM, UT Category EVENTS
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$17,128 raised by 191 donors in 8 days
Browning Family Relief Fund
This family lost everything in a housefire. Their friends and family are rallying to make sure they are taken care of this Christmas. more…
Location AUBURN, CA Category EMERGENCIES
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$2,440 raised by 62 donors in 12 days
Holiday care packages for the homeless
Libby is raising money to provide the homeless in her community the small comforts that we all take for granted. more…
Location PORTLAND, CT Category VOLUNTEER
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$6,160 raised by 41 donors in 8 days
A Gift 10 Years In The Making
Steve and Kim were recently asked to adopt a baby girl and are making it their Christmas wish to raise funds for the costs involved. more…
Location BEDFORD, NH Category FAMILY
GOFUNDME DEC, 17 2013
FOX NEWS
Little Boy’s Christmas Wish Is For Santa To Give Him Back His Fingers
LOS ANGELES TIMES
Memorial Set For Teen Who Died On Flight
HUFFINGTON POST
Little Boy Asks Santa For Prosthetic Arm So He Can Play Xbox
WASHINGTON POST
Football Lineman Steps Up Despite Living In Homeless Family Shelter
DAILY TELEGRAPH
One Family, Two Crashes, and a Wish for Christmas
SEATTLE WEEKLY
49ers Fans Ask The Right Question

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