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MAY 13, 2014
A Leap of Faith
Mom and son jumped from 3rd story to escape fire.
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Details 441 people in 3 days Location Groveland, MA
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Rescued from Foreclosure
3rd generation home saved by Yahoo! readers.
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$45,003
Details 1,917 people in 5 months Location West Milford, NJ
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Saying Goodbye
Family loses father to stage 4 cancer.
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$113,068
Details 2,923 donors in 7 days Location Temecula, CA
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10,000 Burpees in 24 Hours
Athelete breaking record to raise money for schools.
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$8,315
Details 130 people in 3 months Location Waterloo, SC
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Hip Surgery for Hipster Cat
Internet-famous cat needs emergency surgery.
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$5,790
Details 257 people in 4 days Location Campbell, CA
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Mom jumps from window to save son from fire
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Coming together for five orphaned children
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April 22, 2014
First Responder Now Needs Help
After immense injuries, Billy is starting to recover.
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$148,180
Details 5,644 people in 5 days Location Mustang, OK
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Avrie’s Second Battle
This 7-year-old is fighting Leukemia again.
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$14,525
Details 200 people in 3 days Location Rochester, NY
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Deadly Fire Brings Devastation
Community mourns lost mother and daughter.
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$94,871
Details 907 donors in 8 days Location Avondale Estates, GA
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Return to Boston Marathon
Stopped by the 2013 blast, Breezy is running again.
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$2,735
Details 52 people in 5 months Location Chestnut Hill, MA
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Help for Historic Tavern
Community hoping to save 200-year-old Inn.
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$3,300
Details 17 people in 20 days Location Cobleskill, NY
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Mudslide donations show power of crowdfunding
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Mother and daughter lost to house fire
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Four charged in Detroit beating
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50-year-old WWI veteran plaques discovered
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Memorial planned for Tuscon hero
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Family Raises $280k to Save Daughter

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April 15, 2014
Giving Eliza a Chance
Parents raising funds to cure Eliza’s rare disease.
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$280,242
Details 5,786 people in 6 months Location Columbia, SC
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Firefighters Support Family
Community remembers girl lost in day care crash.
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$77,235
Details 1,685 people in 4 days Location Groveland, FL
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Fort Worth Police Help Officer
Retirement given to officer with terminal cancer.
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$17,305
Details 235 donors in 4 days Location Arlington, TX
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Pilot Protecting Puppies
Albert volunteers to fly rescued animals to safety.
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$9,610
Details 145 people in 22 months Location Tampa, FL
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Saving Eliza: family fights to fund trial
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Beaten Detroit driver breathing on his own
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Firefighters raise money for family of fallen child
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Driver in deadly Florida day care crash in custody
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Baltimore search dog in need of surgery
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Supporters raise funds for Forth Worth officer
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Detroit Rallies $140k for Beating Victim

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Dad Recovering from Mob Beating
Steven remains in critical condition after attack.
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$140,205
Details 3,427 people in 4 days Location Warren, MI
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Tornado Tears Through Ranch
Cyclone destroys family’s home and business.
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$58,054
Details 451 people in 4 days Location Greenville, TX
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Star Student Goes Missing
Community coming together to help locate Jiwon.
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$59,239
Details 902 donors in 2 days Location New York, NY
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Father of Two Breaks Back
Dad recovering from injury with family at side.
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$29,480
Details 253 people in 14 days Location Brea, CA
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Expectant Mom Widowed
Husband murdered weeks before birth of daughter.
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$152,850
Details 2,851 people in 7 days Location Avon, IN
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April 3, 2014
Turning Pennies into Dinner
Formerly homeless teen now helping others.
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$9,581
Details 98 people in 1 month Location Glenwood Springs, CO
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Ruby Needs a Wheelchair
2-year-old learning to live with Muscular Atrophy.
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$24,608
Details 155 people in 9 days Location Jenkintown, PA
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Tennessee’s Rising Star
This little country singer is raising money for a tour.
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$5,330
Details 148 donors in 25 days Location Madisonville, TN
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Hiking Corgi Needs a Cure
Domino faces paralysis if he can’t get his surgery.
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$5,010
Details 198 people in 12 days Location Medford, OR
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Family Finding Balance
Father of two healing after a 30-foot fall.
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$17,200
Details 105 people in 7 days Location Darien, CT
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Loyal Locals Save Waffle Shop
Hundreds of customers rescued this beloved business.
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$22,050
Details 243 donors in 25 days Location Edgecomb, ME
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Friends set up fund for family of fallen nurse
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5-year-old donates hair to help friend with cancer
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Community helps high school mock trial team
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Community rallies for local woman fighting cancer
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School’s bowling fundraiser helps local fire victims
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Washington Landslide Victims Receive Help

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MARCH 26, 2014
Entire Home Swept Away
Ron and Gail Thompson lost 5 acres to the disaster.
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$16,465
Details 161 people in 2 days Location Arlington, WA
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Sifting Through the Wreckage
Linda is searching for her daughter and parents.
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$10,830
Details 263 donors in 1 day Location Corvallis, OR
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Holding Out Hope
Family staying strong as the search for Mom continues.
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$4,500
Details 60 people in 1 day Location Lynden, WA
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A Life Torn Apart
Lester lost his entire home, and his son is still missing.
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$3,305
Details 53 people in 1 day Location Stanwood, WA
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Picking Up the Pieces
Family thankful for life, but their home is gone.
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$2,550
Details 18 donors in 2 days Location Vienna, VA
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Woman loses family members in mudslide
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Deaf puppy stolen from local couple
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Funds raised for family of lost teen
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Beloved bar raises funds to stay open
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Supporters rally around 3-year-old cancer patient
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Locals Rebuild NYC Business

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MARCH 20, 2014
Explosion Torches Family Business
NYC explosion rocks local garden center.
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$9,190
Details 83 people in 3 days Location New York, NY
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Students Score $14k for Game
These Rowdy Rams made it from Virginia to Brooklyn.
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$14,002
Details 181 donors in 8 days Location Richmond, VA
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2nd-Grader Steps Up for Classmate
Heart transplant candidate gets help from friends.
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$10,682
Details 144 people in 1 month Location Tucson, AZ
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Caped Kitty Needs Care
Juniper urgently needs 14 tooth extractions.
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$3,850
Details 142 people in 2 days Location Los Angeles, CA
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Locals Try to Save Bar
Beloved New York bar facing impending closure.
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$4,100
Details 170 donors in 4 days Location Brooklyn, NY
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Garden center needs help after blast
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Campaign gets students to tournament
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Students crowdfund trip to cheer on home team
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2nd-grader helps raise $17,000 for classmate
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Best man raises $7K to replace stolen wedding funds
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Mom diagnosed with pregnancy-related cancer
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Last chance for historic San Francisco book store
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Best Man Saves Wedding in 24 Hours

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MARCH 12, 2014
Burglar Steals Wedding Cash
Best man saves wedding in under 24 hours.
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$6,500
Details 79 people in 2 days Location La Puente, CA
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Gamers Unite to Save the Day
Gaming community takes care of their own.
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$113,246
Details 2,351 people in 8 days Location Austin, TX
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Good Samaritan Loses Leg
Johans was struck while helping a motorist.
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$8,544
Details 121 donors in 4 days Location Corpus Christi, TX
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Female Marine Falls Ill
Afghanistan veteran now fights a new battle.
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$20,010
Details 295 donors in 5 days Location Bryn Athyn, PA
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Helping Her Kick Cancer
All-star college soccer star is battling bone cancer.
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$24,907
Details 268 donors in 5 days Location Elon, NC
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Couple robbed a week before wedding
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Students Crowdfund A Class Trip
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Friends use web to fight cancer
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$16k raised for sunken boat home
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Gamer crowdfunds hospital bills
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Taco Stand Hero Stops Kidnapping

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MARCH 5, 2014
Taco Stand Worker Saves Boy
Cook Chases Kidnapper To Rescue 4-Year-Old
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$22,245
Details 552 people in 5 days Location Los Angeles, CA
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Devo’s Bob Casele
Family of Devo’s Departed ‘Bob 2’ Needs Help
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$18,040
Details 310 people in 10 days Location Woodland Hills, CA
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Travel to NFL Tryouts
Patrick has been invited to the NFL combine.
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$4,675
Details 63 donors in 8 days Location Topeka, KS
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New Mom Battles Rare Cancer
‘Team Trina’ unites to support their favorite friend.
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$9,200
Details 131 donors in 4 days Location Seattle, WA
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Taco Cook Chases Down Kidnapper
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Taco Restaurant Employee Hailed As Hero
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Pregnant Teacher Battles Breast Cancer

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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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Community Rallying To Support Wounded Warrior
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People Discover The Power Of Crowdfunding
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Girl Raises Money To Place Canine Assistants
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Crowdsourcing Helps Local Boy With Health Issues
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Wheelchair-Accessible Van Stolen In Ohio
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