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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
While going for a jog, Christopher Lane was randomly shot by three teenage boys. He tragically died at the scene. His GoFundMe campaign was created to raise enough money to fly his body back to his family in Australia.
Farrah Soudani was among those injured in the movie theater shootings in Aurora, Colorado. Despite her injuries, she is healing and trying to live life as before. Her GoFundMe campaign went viral and garnered donations from around the world.
Just weeks before the birth of his first child, Nathan Trapuzzano was mugged and shot to death on his way to work. This GoFundMe campaign was set up to support his widowed wife and their newborn baby girl.