Merlex's Medical Fund

$151,792 of $125k goal

Raised by 10,830 people in 6 months
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JC
Jack Coyne
on behalf of marlan franklyn
 NEW YORK, NY
Hello, my name is Marlan Franklyn. You probably know me as the UPS guy (maybe from Casey Neistat's YouTube videos). I am seeking your financial support on behalf of my sister, Merlex Franklyn. She is battling diabetes and severe kidney disease in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, the island in the Caribbean where we are from. Due to the severity of her illness, Merlex has lost the function of her kidneys. As a result she must receive dialysis twice a week.


Like so many, my sister does not have medical insurance. There is no public facility in St. Vincent to help with the cost of her treatment. And so, the responsibility has fallen on my siblings and I to do what we can to help Merlex. However, over the past three years this extra financial responsibility has become more and more difficult for my siblings and I to manage on our own.


We are dedicated to taking care of our sister and others suffering with the same condition in St. Vincent. Our hope is that you will find it in your heart to help us in taking care of our sister as she continues her fight with diabetes and kidney disease. We vow that every cent you choose to graciously donate will be used to help Merlex and others in the same situation with their medical expenses.

This is me, Marlan Franklyn

This is my sister, Merlex.
and here is Merlex before she got sick
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Update 2
Posted by Jack Coyne
5 months ago
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Hello everyone!

Thank you all so much for being a part of this incredible campaign. I have never seen a community come together so quickly to contribute to a single cause. We raised $150,000 in 24 hours! This money will not only ensure that Merlex never has to worry about health care costs again, it also means we will be able to help countless others. Your generosity towards this cause has been truly remarkable and we look forward to sharing updates on all of the ways this fund is helping others.

All our best,

Jack and Marlan
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Update 1
Posted by Jack Coyne
5 months ago
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Hey everyone!

Thank you so much for the overwhelming support for this campaign. Ever since Casey posted the video this morning we have seen a tremendous amount of support from so many people. We are going to increase the goal of this campaign so we can provide even greater support to Health Solutions SVG dialysis clinic in St. Vincent and help many many more people.

Thank you all again for contributing to this campaign, you all have highlighted how much good there is in the world.

- Marlan & Jack

p.s. Here's Casey's video in case you didn't see it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nELmgVd0dWw
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Matt Slier
5 months ago

This is the most amazing thing I have ever seen! After the video had been out for 13 minutes, it was already over $8,000. Now after 40 minutes we are at $19k

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Hardik Ramnani
5 months ago

hey Marlan..i am really sorry that i couldnt donate you some money as i still dont earn :( ..But what i can give is true prayers :) hope your sis Merlex gets well soon!! lots of love.. -hardik

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Philipp Legendre
5 months ago

Faith in humanity restored! Nice to see what people can do if they work together :) Best wishes from Germany! And thanks to Casey ;)

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Jasper Mckindlay
5 months ago

Can't donate Marlan since I'm only 16 and don't have a card but my prayers are with you and your sister!

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Benjamin Strengell
5 months ago

I'm so sorry I can't donate anything. I have diabetes as well so I know the struggle it can be. But best of wishes and hope Merlex gets well soon. Truly an amazing thing the social media can be.

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Spencer Gallimore
5 months ago

This gofundme shows just how powerful a community can be. Amazing to see this campaign receive so much funding just within an hour of Casey's video going live.

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Daniel Bayer
5 months ago

Faith in humanity restored.

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Вина Дель-Рио
5 months ago

With all the chaos in the world today, it's really amazing to see instances like this -- when people from all walks of life unite and help someone. sending out hugs and prayers to your sister. Marlan.

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Todd Guelich
5 months ago

With the many negative and sensationalized media stories circulating today, the power of YouTube and the genuine leadership qualities exemplified through Casey Neistat's influence should be the new viral story. You are a good man Casey.

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Sash Liyanage
5 months ago
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9

Hey Marlan, I hope everything works out well for you and your sister. I myself have recently experienced something quite similar to this and with the support of others i was able to get through it. Thank you for making casey's vlogs bright and cheerful everytime your in one of them. :D

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Christian Clavell
5 months ago
8
8

Please everyone help me make this link trend to help my mother and sister's.

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Branigan Rains
5 months ago
7
7

I can't donate money but I can watch ads. If you speak to cassey about ad revenue i'm sure thousands of people would be happy to watch ads so you can make money from them for the treatment. A good idea in my opinion would be either uploading a video that's nothing but ads or making a playlist so people can play it in the backround. If you speak to Cassey i'm sure he can figure out something with ads.

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Yusuf O. Osman
5 months ago
6
6

I just lost my grandma today, atleast there's something i could do to better someone's life, hope it helps Marlan! :) Absolutely beautiful how everyone has chimed in to lend Marlan a hand! Kind of teary eyed now, best of wishes bud, hope all the best for your sister, you & the ones suffering from this disease. :)

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Joey Nicasi
5 months ago
6
6

Marlen we are here for you, to support you in any situation,a friend of casey is a friend of us, i know you are watching this, #SaveMerlex

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Rob Wilson
5 months ago
5
5

I'm really happy to be a part of this with all of you in the #NeistatNation. This should blow past 100k in the next 2 hours!

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Christian Clavell
5 months ago
5
5

2pbytjnk

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Kristin Hale
5 months ago
5
5

This right here shows that there is good in this world. I pray for Merlex and God Bless people like Marlan and Casey and Jack for all they do.

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Ftefan Nwm
5 months ago
4
4

Caysey good job you are real superhero.

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Antonio Esparza
5 months ago
4
4

Even if its not much every dollar helps, wish you and you family well. Just pay it forward.

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Aurimas Bilinskas
5 months ago
3
3

Guys we did it... omg its crazy i going to sleep with joy and happiness, knowing that is such beutiful thing. Thank you casey thank you marlan You are heros like all these people who donated and shared this message. Love you all from UK

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$151,792 of $125k goal

Raised by 10,830 people in 6 months
No Longer Accepting Donations
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Created September 26, 2016
JC
Jack Coyne  
on behalf of marlan franklyn
$15
Jake Sawicz
5 months ago
8
8
PS
$5
Phillip Steer
5 months ago
8
8

I hope for the best for you and your sister be strong. :)

$5
Anonymous
5 months ago
4
4
CP
$5
Conor Portu
5 months ago
4
4
$20
Anonymous
5 months ago
7
7
KN
$5
Kristoffer Nilsson
5 months ago
7
7

Hope she gets better! Best regards from Norway

$10
Anonymous
5 months ago
4
4
KW
$5
Ken Woodall
5 months ago
3
3
$5
Anthony Pavone
5 months ago
4
4

Hope everything works out.

$5
Anonymous
5 months ago
3
3
Matt Slier
5 months ago

This is the most amazing thing I have ever seen! After the video had been out for 13 minutes, it was already over $8,000. Now after 40 minutes we are at $19k

+ Read More
Hardik Ramnani
5 months ago

hey Marlan..i am really sorry that i couldnt donate you some money as i still dont earn :( ..But what i can give is true prayers :) hope your sis Merlex gets well soon!! lots of love.. -hardik

+ Read More
Philipp Legendre
5 months ago

Faith in humanity restored! Nice to see what people can do if they work together :) Best wishes from Germany! And thanks to Casey ;)

+ Read More
Jasper Mckindlay
5 months ago

Can't donate Marlan since I'm only 16 and don't have a card but my prayers are with you and your sister!

+ Read More
Benjamin Strengell
5 months ago

I'm so sorry I can't donate anything. I have diabetes as well so I know the struggle it can be. But best of wishes and hope Merlex gets well soon. Truly an amazing thing the social media can be.

+ Read More
Spencer Gallimore
5 months ago

This gofundme shows just how powerful a community can be. Amazing to see this campaign receive so much funding just within an hour of Casey's video going live.

+ Read More
Daniel Bayer
5 months ago

Faith in humanity restored.

+ Read More
Вина Дель-Рио
5 months ago

With all the chaos in the world today, it's really amazing to see instances like this -- when people from all walks of life unite and help someone. sending out hugs and prayers to your sister. Marlan.

+ Read More
Todd Guelich
5 months ago

With the many negative and sensationalized media stories circulating today, the power of YouTube and the genuine leadership qualities exemplified through Casey Neistat's influence should be the new viral story. You are a good man Casey.

+ Read More
Sash Liyanage
5 months ago
9
9

Hey Marlan, I hope everything works out well for you and your sister. I myself have recently experienced something quite similar to this and with the support of others i was able to get through it. Thank you for making casey's vlogs bright and cheerful everytime your in one of them. :D

+ Read More
Christian Clavell
5 months ago
8
8

Please everyone help me make this link trend to help my mother and sister's.

+ Read More
Branigan Rains
5 months ago
7
7

I can't donate money but I can watch ads. If you speak to cassey about ad revenue i'm sure thousands of people would be happy to watch ads so you can make money from them for the treatment. A good idea in my opinion would be either uploading a video that's nothing but ads or making a playlist so people can play it in the backround. If you speak to Cassey i'm sure he can figure out something with ads.

+ Read More
Yusuf O. Osman
5 months ago
6
6

I just lost my grandma today, atleast there's something i could do to better someone's life, hope it helps Marlan! :) Absolutely beautiful how everyone has chimed in to lend Marlan a hand! Kind of teary eyed now, best of wishes bud, hope all the best for your sister, you & the ones suffering from this disease. :)

+ Read More
Joey Nicasi
5 months ago
6
6

Marlen we are here for you, to support you in any situation,a friend of casey is a friend of us, i know you are watching this, #SaveMerlex

+ Read More
Rob Wilson
5 months ago
5
5

I'm really happy to be a part of this with all of you in the #NeistatNation. This should blow past 100k in the next 2 hours!

+ Read More
Christian Clavell
5 months ago
5
5

2pbytjnk

+ Read More
Kristin Hale
5 months ago
5
5

This right here shows that there is good in this world. I pray for Merlex and God Bless people like Marlan and Casey and Jack for all they do.

+ Read More
Ftefan Nwm
5 months ago
4
4

Caysey good job you are real superhero.

+ Read More
Antonio Esparza
5 months ago
4
4

Even if its not much every dollar helps, wish you and you family well. Just pay it forward.

+ Read More
Aurimas Bilinskas
5 months ago
3
3

Guys we did it... omg its crazy i going to sleep with joy and happiness, knowing that is such beutiful thing. Thank you casey thank you marlan You are heros like all these people who donated and shared this message. Love you all from UK

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