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This Week on GoFundMe: October 13, 2014

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October 8, 2014
A Companion for Lacey
Family hopes to get service dog for young daughter.
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$54,280
Details 2,117 donors in 6 days Location Auburndale, FL
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Malachi's Fight
7-year-old bravely battles cancer.
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$21,260
Details 305 donors in 8 days Location Las Vegas, NV
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Super Bowl Star Gives Back
Roland wishes to mentor the youth in his community.
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$27,408
Details 365 donors in 3 months Location Rochester, NY
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The Magic of Kindness
Street magician provides help for homeless veteran.
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$3,641
Details 154 donors in 4 days Location Las Vegas, NV
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Fresh Food for Tampa
Michelle hopes to open an organic vegan restaurant.
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$8,415
Details 81 donors in 1 month Location Tampa, FL
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Kicking Adversity
Haitian soccer team needs help getting back on its feet.
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$10,475
Details 102 donors in 2 months Location South Bend, IN
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TECH TIMES
Magician uses trick to surprise homeless veteran
FOX NEWS – KANSAS CITY, MO (VIDEO)
Social media push makes man's surgery possible
THE KANSAS CITY STAR
Royals fan fighting cancer gets great seats
FOX NEWS – ORLANDO, FL (VIDEO)
Young boy recovering after being dragged by car
THE COURIER OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY
Injured teen greeted at home by loved ones
IDAHO STATE JOURNAL
Monarch relief efforts still badly needed
THE HUNTSVILLE TIMES
Fundraising effort started for Afghan war veteran
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This Week on GoFundMe: October 6, 2014

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September 30, 2014
Epilepsy Sufferer Melts Hearts
Pippa wants to visit Iceland to meet her favorite band.
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$25,540
Details 459 donors in 1 month Location Kansas City, MO
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Taking a Stand
Toddler needs leg rods in order to safely walk.
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$8,670
Details 113 donors in 3 days Location Bend, OR
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Master's Degree Dream
Molly put school on hold to care for her sick husband.
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$7,011
Details 56 donors in 2 months Location Ridgewood, NY
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New Paws for Brutus
Formerly abused dog needs reconstructive surgery.
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$12,165
Details 257 donors in 3 months Location Canon City, CO
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Shaving for a Cause
Logan is raising money for charity in an unusual way.
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$2,520
Details 47 donors in 1 month Location Baton Rouge, LA
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THE TODAY SHOW – NBC
Campaign helps family cope with girl's fatal disease
EXAMINER
Cancer survivor develops IV backpack for kids
CBS NEWS – BATON ROUGE, LA
Baton Rouge man loses beard for charity
FOX NEWS – PORTLAND, OR (VIDEO)
Oregon student using GoFundMe to pay for college
FOX NEWS – OKLAHOMA CITY, OK (VIDEO)
Couples fundraise online to have a baby
FOX NEWS – ORLANDO, FL (VIDEO)
Couple turns to crowdfunding to pay for adoption
ABC NEWS – MEMPHIS, TN (VIDEO)
School sports teams cash in with crowdfunding
THE INDIANAPOLIS STAR
Family thankful for help to care for wounded dog
NBC NEWS – LEXINGTON, KY (VIDEO)
Fundraising continues for pedestrian hit by car
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GoFundMe in the News: September 29, 2014

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September 23, 2014
Picking Up the Pieces
10-acre farm recovering after hurricane's damage.
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$81,854
Details 285 donors in 5 days Location Carbondale, CO
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Yanet's College Dream
Policeman helps inspiring teen attend college.
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$19,171
Details 388 donors in 7 days Location Hawthorne, CA
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Trip Cut Short
Young teacher's passport stolen right before flight.
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$2,520
Details 45 donors in 2 days Location Gilbert, AZ
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Kaitlynn's Companion
Young girl's family hopes to get her a service dog.
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$8,055
Details 142 donors in 1 month Location Painesville, OH
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Miracle Reunion
Yorkie found six years after going missing.
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$1,225
Details 40 donors in 5 days Location Indianapolis, IN
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BUSINESS INSIDER
College students are now crowdfunding tuition
YAHOO NEWS! CANADA
Inseparable dogs at shelter get new home together
NBC NEWS – SAN FRANCISCO, CA (VIDEO)
School sports programs turning to crowdfunding
THE CW – CHICAGO, IL (VIDEO)
Neighborhood helps sick man evicted from home
CBS NEWS – DENVER, CO (VIDEO)
Retired military dog gets lifesaving surgery
ABC NEWS – LOOMIS, CA (VIDEO)
Loomis boy's tumor surgery funded by donations
ABC NEWS – SAN JOSE, CA (VIDEO)
South Bay community helps family in need
CBS NEWS – MILWAUKEE, WI (VIDEO)
Marathon runner runs for those who can't see
FOX NEWS – INDIANAPOLIS, IN (VIDEO)
Dog missing for six years shows up in Indianapolis
NBC NEWS – SAVANNAH, GA (VIDEO)
Son of former Georgia Southern star battles cancer
FOX NEWS – AUSTIN, TX (VIDEO)
Cheerleader raising money for London performance
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September 16, 2014
Kristin's Act of Bravery
Young teacher hit by car while trying to save students.
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$17,726
Details 215 donors in 2 days Location Belmont, CA
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Fire Destroys 75-Year-Old's Home
Beloved community member's home taken by blaze.
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$16,225
Details 163 donors in 6 days Location Fort Jones, CA
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Creative Couple Needs a Hand
Married artists need help rebuilding their studio.
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$3,422
Details 115 donors in 11 days Location Los Angeles, CA
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Help Chalky Talk
Retired military man bravely battling a neuron disease.
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$9,660
Details 84 donors in 4 days Location Tarneit, AU
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Help Sharon's Rescue Survive
Pet rescue needs emergency funding.
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$3,142
Details 77 donors in 3 days Location Galien, MI
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THE NEW YORK TIMES
Students paying for college with crowdfunding
ABC NEWS – TAMPA, FL (VIDEO)
Tampa-area couple crowdfunds adoption costs
FOX NEWS – SAN FRANCISCO, CA (VIDEO)
San Francisco teacher turns to crowdfunding
ABC NEWS – SPOKANE, WA (VIDEO)
Community helps animal rescue recover from fire
THE ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION
Building a family with crowdfunding
THE TENNESSEAN
Little Ryker's strength is in love surrounding him
OHIO.COM
Stark County woman featured on ‘The Doctors’
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$21K Raised by Best Co-Workers Ever

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September 9, 2014
MS Won't Slow Him Down
Tony's co-workers helped get him a mobility chair.
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$21,375
Details 266 donors in 1 month Location Orlando, FL
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Liam's Dreams
Liam hopes to beat cancer so he can be a firefighter.
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$21,810
Details 192 donors in 11 days Location Oakville, ON
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Adventure Awaits
Chris will now be able to start his eco tour business.
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$6,952
Details 89 donors in 4 days Location Miami, FL
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Making Memories with Mom
Family taking one last Disney trip together.
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$20,250
Details 245 donors in 5 days Location Mc Farland, WI
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Get the Rescue Rolling
Animal rescue needs a transport van.
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$5,902
Details 118 donors in 5 days Location Vancouver, BC
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Retired military dog to receive lifesaving surgery
THE WASHINGTON POST
Young man receives $100,000 from supporters
THE HUFFINGTON POST
Man ate 100 burritos to help fraternity brother
NBC NEWS – UNION GROVE, WI (VIDEO)
Teachers dance and sing in back to school video
ABC NEWS – RALEIGH, NC (VIDEO)
Durham family needs wheelchair van
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We would like to thank all those sharing their reactions to the recent updates made to GoFundMe’s Terms & Conditions. GoFundMe’s decision to block campaigns that directly fund certain activities is based on a standard of content that we feel is appropriate for our wide and varied audience. Much like a television network enforces certain content standards within its programming, GoFundMe also requires that our service is used within the bounds of our terms.

The GoFundMe Team is comprised of members with many different beliefs and views on all issues. Our team feels very strongly that participating in any of the legal activities listed in the prohibited items list is perfectly within a person’s rights as they apply to their own individual lives. For example, GoFundMe does not allow fundraising campaigns that directly fund the purchase of a firearm. In doing so, however, GoFundMe takes no position on a person’s legal right to own a gun. The same argument can be made for any of the legal activities included in the prohibited items list.

In many cases, campaigns relating to, but not directly funding any of the prohibited activities listed below, will remain permissible. Adding to the above example, a campaign that is funding a book about gun history, or a group interested in attending a firearms conference will be permitted since the specific purposes of either campaign does not involve the purchase of a gun.

Accordingly, we have updated some of the language below to further clarify exactly what the prohibited use cases are.

In light of the revised policies, we understand that GoFundMe will not be able to accommodate every person and their unique fundraising needs.

With over one million campaigns created and $450M raised, GoFundMe is a rapidly growing service that will continue to evolve its policies and processes according to the increasing scale at which it operates. Visitors are always encouraged to report any campaigns that they feel violate our terms and GoFundMe will review all submissions on a case-by-case basis.

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GoFundMe was launched in 2010 to help people raise money for the things that matter to them most. During the last four years, we’ve seen nearly $450M dollars raised by 7M donors for some pretty incredible causes. GoFundMe’s growth has been especially rapid during the last few months with no signs of slowing down. As we scale, it’s important that GoFundMe is used in ways that our community and company can be proud of.

While the vast majority of fundraising activity we see is both heartwarming and inspiring, there will always be those who attempt to challenge GoFundMe’s existing Acceptable Use Policy. In an effort to foster the most positive environment possible, today we’re releasing a detailed list of subject matter that is not permitted on GoFundMe.

As GoFundMe is an open fundraising platform, visitors should not expect to agree with every campaign that they encounter. However, anyone who feels that a campaign is in violation of the content guidelines set forth below is encouraged to contact us:

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  • Campaigns in defense of formal charges of heinous crimes, including violent, hateful, or sexual acts

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  • Offering monetary rewards, including gift cards

  • Non-medical or violent bodily mutilation

  • Non-prescribed drug use or purchase

  • Graphic content of injuries or procedures

  • Procedures conducted outside of an accredited medical institution

  • Directly funding an abortion (human or animal)

  • The purchase, transfer or production of non-FDA approved ingestible or consumable products and services

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  • Supporting or inciting treasonous behavior

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While these guidelines may not cover every unique scenario, GoFundMe will always review questionable campaigns on a case-by-case basis and will take appropriate action where necessary.

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September 3, 2014
Royal Treatment for Tim
Thousands donated for Royals fan's cancer costs.
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$23,450
Details 326 donors in 9 days Location Kansas City, KS
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Through Thick and Thin
Couple lost both their jobs shortly before wedding.
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$3,820
Details 65 donors in 1 day Location West Hempstead, NY
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Care for Cynthia's Corgi
Young dog recovering from serious injuries.
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$2,927
Details 73 donors in 2 days Location Fremont, CA
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Yoga Teacher Training
Yoga changed Nick's life – now he wants to teach it!
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$11,381
Details 208 donors in 1 month Location Brooklyn, NY
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Veterinary School Tuition
Rachelle needs help with her final year of school.
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$4,390
Details 13 donors in 3 days Location South Hamilton, MA
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NBC NEWS – MILWAUKEE, WI (VIDEO)
Teacher crowdfunds for classroom costs
NBC NEWS – UNION GROVE, WI (VIDEO)
Teachers dance and sing in back to school video
NBC NEWS – KANSAS CITY, MO (VIDEO)
Friends use social media to help friend with cancer
LAWRENCE JOURNAL-WORLD
Department holds fundraiser for staff member
KSL.COM (VIDEO)
Honey of Utah teen beekeepers vanish
NBC NEWS – LEXINGTON, KY (VIDEO)
Flash mob helps fallen hero's wife
THE NEW YORK TIMES
Picking up an elusive college dream
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Special surprise in store for vets attending parade
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Dream vacation for boy with cancer
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Nature Center reaches $10,000 goal
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