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DECEMBER 15, 2014 (3:36)
Car accident, adoption, medical help
DECEMBER 8, 2014 (4:00)
Student paper, Ferguson, surprise gifts
DECEMBER 1, 2014 (4:03)
Ballerina, puppies, wheelchair van
Parents use social media to save daughter
4-year-old Eliza was diagnosed with a terminal disease that will eventually make her lose all motor functioning. Determined to get her to a potentially life-saving therapy trial, her parents created a GoFundMe campaign, a viral video, and a hashtag, #savingeliza.
Thousands unite to help double amputee
Jeff Bauman was a victim of the Boston Bombings, which claimed both of his legs. His story of courage inspired thousands, who returned the favor by donating to aid his medical costs, making his the largest GoFundMe campaign to date.
Recovery support for mom and daughter
Celeste and Sydney went to watch the Boston Marathon together, and were both severely injured by the blast. Thousands stepped up to make sure money was one thing they wouldn't have to worry about.
Help for family after tragic accident
On December 8th, 2014, a small plane crashed into a residential house, killing those on board, as well as a mother and her two children who were home at the time. A friend started this GoFundMe campaign to help the grieving family in their time of need - thousands of people donated to show their support.
New home for paralyzed woman
After beating cancer twice, Melissa was diagnosed with a neurological disorder, leaving her paralyzed from the chest down. Her sister couldn't bear the thought of her living in a non-wheelchair accessible home, so she reached out to the Chive community to help.
Donations pour in for tragedy survivor
15-year-old Cassidy's mother, father, and four siblings were taken from her in an act of terrible violence. Luckily, she survived the attack and was able to make a full recovery. This campaign was created to raise funds for Cassidy's future.
Native Bostonian begins recovery
Roseann had been to the Boston Marathon many times, but nothing could have prepared her for what happened on that fateful day. The blast claimed her leg, but she continues to heal, supported by thousands of well-wishers.
Donations pour in for soon-to-be mom
Just days after Amanda and her husband Chris found out they were expecting their first baby, Amanda was diagnosed with ALS, an incurable degenerative disease. A friend started this GoFundMe campaign in order to help them buy a wheelchair van, and to cover any future medical costs associated with Amanda's care.
Dog rescue kennel saved from closure
When The Downtown Dog Rescue Kennel found out their building was being sold by its owners, they knew they needed to act quickly. They quickly created a campaign on GoFundMe and put the word out to animal lovers everywhere.
Cancer survivor integrating new cure
Ivelisse, a survivor of stage 4 cancer, is a firm believer in a European treatment style called "Mistletoe Treatment." She turned to GoFundMe to raise the funds to run a clinical trial in the U.S., the first step to integrating it into our healthcare system.
Donations flood in for Ferguson cake shop
Natalie Dubose, a single mother, owns a cake shop that was damaged during the protests in Ferguson, Missouri. After seeing a photo of her crying on the news, thousands of people donated to a GoFundMe campaign to help her repair the shop's damages.
Support for the Dorresteijn Family
Shari and Bram Dorresteijn were tragically killed in a car accident on April 24th, 2014, leaving behind two young children. Thousands of people showed their support by donating to this GoFundMe campaign so that their children could have some security during the family's trying time.
Cyclist recovering after car collision
While riding with a group of cyclists in San Diego, Juan Carlos was suddenly struck by a car that plowed into the group. He was taken to a local hospital where he began treatment for multiple wounds, surrounded by his family. Thousands of people came together to donate toward his recovery.
Infant's family seeks heart surgery
Leonardo was diagnosed with a congenital heart defect at just 9 days old. A group of cardiologists gave baby Leo a small chance of survival, unless he could get a surgery to combat his heart defect. They found the surgeons willing to do it, and now all they need to do is raise enough money in time.
Thousands aid Boston Bombing amputee
Mark was one of many spectators severely injured by the blasts, losing his right leg above the knee. He continues to heal with the support of his family, especially his 5-year-old son Gavin.
Bombing victim receives relief
Heather was among those injured in the bombings. A severe injury to her foot resulted in a leg amputation below the knee. She continues to heal, and is grateful for all of the support given to her throughout the process.
Firefighter recovering after hard fall
Firefighter Chad Larivee was repairing a roof when he fell to the ground, injuring his neck and spinal cord in the process. After being airlifted to a local hospital, he underwent 9 hours of surgery. This GoFundMe campaign raised thousands of dollars to aid him in his recovery.
Thousands support beaten father
When Steven Utash got out of his car to check the condition of a boy that he accidentally hit with his truck, a large gang of men attacked him. The resulting injuries left him in a severe coma, so his daughter turned to GoFundMe for help.
Animal lovers save 98 puppies
A group that rescues Cavalier King Charles Spaniels came across a puppy mill that was keeping nearly 100 of the dogs in dismal conditions. The group wanted to raise enough money to obtain all of the dogs and find homes for them, so they created this GoFundMe campaign to ask for donations.
Disabled girl receives funds for therapy
12-year-old McKenzie suffers from a life-threatening disease which leaves her unable to walk. Alternative therapies seem to help her best, and so her parents started this GoFundMe campaign to help raise enough money to help McKenzie continue on with those treatments.
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