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.
When Shena's English Bulldog 'Fatcat' was stolen from her backyard, she was devastated. 8 years later, she received a call from a shelter saying they had identified the dog by her microchip - Fatcat had been found! She created a GoFundMe campaign to help raise money for her much-needed vet visits.
Katie, a 23-year-old college student, was horrified when she heard about a local school fundraiser that involved raffling of a live pig for slaughter. Determined to save the pig's life, she started this GoFundMe campaign to buy as many raffle tickets as possible so she'd have the best chance at saving the pig's life.
Adam was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at age 2 and has been insulin-dependent ever since. His parents decided to raise money to get Adam a medical alert dog, which could someday save his life in case of emergency.
When some workers at Market Basket grocery stores quit in protest of a personnel change, the stores began to cut hours for some employees. One of those employees was 94-year-old Arthur St. John, who had worked at the store for 22 years. GoFundMe was used to raise money to help Arthur get by until things calmed down.
Kylie is an 11-year-old cancer survivor and inventor. She turned her experience with chemo into an amazing invention for kids receiving the treatment - a portable IV backpack. She was able to raise enough money on GoFundMe to create a working prototype.
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.
A mission trip team met 9-year-old Marce while she was living in a Mexican orphanage. When the team discovered that Marce was deaf, they decided to raise money so that she could come to the U.S. and receive cochlear implants.
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.
During a traffic stop, Minnesota police officer Scott Patrick was fatally injured. This GoFundMe campaign was created by local members of the Chive network to raised money for Officer Patrick's surviving wife and two teenage children.
When 5-year-old Daniel went to the doctor for some vision problems, it was discovered that he had an inoperable brain tumor. His GoFundMe campaign attracted thousands of dollars for his treatment, along with thousands of cards for his birthday.
Ezio, the heroic Yorkie, stepped between his family's 3-year-old son and a violent neighborhood dog, saving the child's life. Unfortunately, Ezio was hurt in the process. This GoFundMe campaign was set up to help raise money for his surgeries and medical care.
Jacen's only wish is that police officers won't get killed. When his father lost a friend in the line of duty, Jacen decided to start this GoFundMe campaign to raise money for better protective gear for the local police officers.
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.
Kayden was born with deformities in his legs and feet, and ultimately had to have a double amputation. A video of him taking his first steps with his prosthetic legs went viral, and his GoFundMe campaign attracted thousands of donors.
Just three weeks before Cassie was supposed to start college, her mother passed away. Due to complications, Cassie no longer qualified for financial aid and her academic future looked bleak. Thousands were touched by her story, and donated enough money to help keep Cassie in school.
Early in the morning on July 4th, wife and mother of two, Heidi Crouch, unexpectedly collapsed to the ground after an aneurysm. She was rushed to the hospital where she began treatment, and started the recovery process. Hundreds of people pitched in to help with the costs of medical bills.
Everett was born with Spina Bifida, a condition which makes it difficult for him to do everyday tasks on his own. His parents started a GoFundMe campaign to help get Everett a service dog to aid him in these activities. Thanks to many peoples’ generosity, Everett will be able to get his furry friend.
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.
24-year-old Michael is wheelchair-bound due to a rare disease, and his home is not handicap accessible. Thousands of people were inspired by his amazing attitude, and with the help of The Chive community, he was able to raise enough money to make the necessary renovations to his home.
Once a week, Kasonja spends her entire lunch break handing out food and care packages to the homeless people in her community. She started this GoFundMe campaign to try and raise enough money to hand out food for an entire year.
On June 5th 2014, Jon Meis saved countless lives by disarming a shooter at Seattle Pacific University. This GoFundMe campaign was set up as a wedding gift for Jon and his fiancée to thank him for his bravery.
While on a boating tube in the ocean, a shark bit Jessica Vaughn's leg. Her friends were able to get her to the hospital safely where she began the recovery process. A friend started this GoFundMe campaign to help cover medical costs.
After a late-night performance, a Maryland stage actor was violently attacked outside of the theater while trying to hail a cab. Family, friends, and the Maryland acting community came together on GoFundMe to help cover his medical bills.
When Charles' mother became sick with cancer, the family's medical bills rose. After she passed away, the banks began to threaten foreclosure. Charles took to GoFundMe to help save his family's most precious heirloom.
Christina Simoes and her 18-month-old son were trapped in a burning building, waiting for firefighters to reach them. After the smoke started to build up, Christina made an executive decision and leaped from the building, her son in her arms.
Billy Wynne, a flight paramedic, was severely injured in a medical helicopter crash that killed both the pilot and nurse on board. His family is staying close by his side while he recovers from multiple breaks and burns.
A blazing fire ripped through a home, damaging several others. A mother and daughter new to the neighborhood perished in the blaze. Community members donated to help offset the family's costs during this difficult time.
Frank and his brother were training for a half marathon when they were rear-ended by a motorist. Frank leaves behind 7-year-old triplet daughters and a wife. This GoFundMe campaign was set up to help them through the trying times ahead.
Officer Willingham was months away from retirement when she was diagnosed with a terminal illness. Doctors would not let her return to work, jeopardizing her medical benefits. Her supporters took to GoFundMe to make sure that didn't happen.
A day care center was struck when a motorist lost control of his vehicle, killing 4-year-old Lily Quintus. Lily's father is a firefighter, and his fellow servicemen created this GoFundMe campaign to help cover funeral costs.
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.
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.
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.
Gail and Ron had lived through a mudslide once before, but they still weren't prepared for the second one. Their entire home was swept away, and many of their neighbors perished. Their daughter started this campaign to help them recover.
Jaime Rowley, a 31-year-old mother of two, was out for her daily run when a vehicle struck and killed her. Her GoFundMe campaign was set up to collect donations for funeral costs, as well as to support her two children moving forward.
Anya decided to open a second location for her waffle shop in Portland, Oregon, but unfortunately it failed miserably. So many of her resources had been put into the new location, that her original shop was put in danger of closing as well.
Brandon Boyer is well-known in the gaming world. When he was denied insurance coverage for $100K in cancer treatment bills, his many friends and fans rushed to his aid and he surpassed his goal in just a few days.