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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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NY Daily News
Garden center needs help after blast
CBS New – Richmond (VIDEO)
Campaign gets students to tournament
ABC News – Richmond (VIDEO)
Students crowdfund trip to cheer on home team
Arizona Daily Star
2nd-grader helps raise $17,000 for classmate
ABC
Best man raises $7K to replace stolen wedding funds
NY Daily News
Mom diagnosed with pregnancy-related cancer
San Francisco Bay Guardian
Last chance for historic San Francisco book store
Today
Students raise money to stop Justin Beiber music
KTLA – Los Angeles (VIDEO)
Man Saves 4-year-old from kidnapping
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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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Huffington Post (VIDEO)
Couple robbed a week before wedding
CBS News – Joplin (VIDEO)
Students Crowdfund A Class Trip
Fox News – Atlanta (VIDEO)
Friends use web to fight cancer
Boston Globe
$16k raised for sunken boat home
Game Politics
Gamer crowdfunds hospital bills
Daily News (VIDEO)
1,000 policemen surprise cancer patient
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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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Users In the News
Huffington Post (VIDEO)
Taco Cook Chases Down Kidnapper
CBS (VIDEO)
Taco Restaurant Employee Hailed As Hero
Billboard
Fund Set Up for Family of Devo’s Bob Casale
Atlanta Magazine
Crowdsourcing Helps Boy With Health Issues
Fox Sports
Kicker turns to Internet to chase NFL dream
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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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Users In the News
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
Fox News (VIDEO)
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
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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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DONORS
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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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
RAISED
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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