GOLDFundMe for Societal Solutions

$7,460 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 199 people in 52 months
For three and a half years Debi Thomas and Jamie Looney have had a dream to create a show about reality disguised as reality TV to expose what has been hidden from the general public in corporate controlled media. The plan was to do a show called “Can We Go Nowhere Any Faster? - Socially Responsibly Questioning Authority”. When their interested benefactor passed away in 2014, Debi reached out to OWN with her idea, and instead learned the hard way that the corporate media was not interested in looking at solutions for tough problems, but rather more interested in sensationalism for ratings using media spin, misinformation, and reporting out of context.

Since then it has been an uphill battle getting their message and information out to people who could most benefit in their community and in the world. Between their life experiences, Debi and Jamie have found flaws and injustices in nearly all major institutions of society which prevent average people from thriving to their greatest potential. Unfortunately, as is the case for most celebrities or insiders who try to speak out and expose what has been hidden by the powers that be, great efforts are made to smear, discredit, stifle, or silence these brave individuals.

It has been an uphill battle financially for Debi and Jamie, because for reasons not truthfully explained, Debi had to walk away from her solo private practice because it simply was not sustainable given the structure of the American healthcare system. This turned out to be a blessing in disguise, because this created the opportunity to become full time truth seekers who have gone down the rabbit hole and discovered that most of what has been fed to society is a lie, and there are simply better ways of doing things.

Debi and Jamie have created a cause for their local community which is in the heart of a beautiful but socioeconomically distressed area in the Appalachian Mountain region called “SCCEEN (Save Coal Country’s Economy & Environment Network)”.

Unfortunately, due to bad press and a misrepresentation to fans as to what Debi and Jamie’s intent was through sharing their story with a desire to help others who may be struggling with similar issues, it has became difficult to get support for their projects and make a steady income. All of the work they do is for free. In spite of being promoters of the best wealth building system on the planet, they are only able to make commissions if they can build a network of people who actually participate actively by using the system. Since the general public is largely in the dark about how global finance works and how the control of money is in very few hands and is responsible for the control of every aspect of our lives, it has been challenging for Debi & Jamie to have a strong voice even though they have discovered solutions.

Debi and Jamie promote the Karatbars/KaratBank system as the most comprehensive system on the planet for a solution to our wealth inequality problem which has made most of society debt slaves. This lack of financial freedom leads to lack of freedom in other areas. We prefer and recommend that our supporters make not only a small donation to our GoFundMe campaign, but register for a FREE Karatbars International affiliate account so the can become “Gold Saver Saviors”. By regularly saving the highest quality physical gold in affordable increments, our supporters are joining a global network of financially free individuals who will be shifting the wealth away from the ultra wealthy and into areas that can provide solutions for society’s ills.

After making a small donation here (skip step 3 on the donation pages below) we urge you to join our Karatbars family and share the news of our causes by acquiring our branded Karatbars cards and then becoming regular “Gold Saver Saviors”.

Can We Go Nowhere Any Faster?: https://cwgnaf.wixsite.com/cwgnaf-karatbars

SCCEEN (Save Coal Country’s Economy & Environment Network): https://cwgnaf.wixsite.com/scceen

You may also start saving Karatbars gold by first acquiring a Debi Thomas licensed 1 gram Karatbars card: https://cwgnaf.wixsite.com/debi-thomas-karatbar
(Please note www.blades2gold.com in the campaign video is no longer active).

Please check out all of the FREE work we’ve been doing for the past several years by liking, sharing, and following us on social media which can be accessed from our websites:

“Can We Go Nowhere Any Faster?”:
www.cwgnaf.com

The Question Authority Blog:
http://cwgnaf.wixsite.com/webshow/get-informed

“SCCEEN (Save Coal Country’s Economy & Environment Network)”:
www.scceen.info

ALSO COMING SOON!

Online Interactive Book by Dr. Debi Thomas
“It’s Better to Look Stupid than BE Stupid”:
http://orthodeb.wixsite.com/question-authority

Autobiography by Dr. Debi Thomas
“In the Right Light it Looks GOLD”
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Thank you to the people who have donated and are able to see past media sensationalism. Some of the people commenting negatively here obviously don’t know the whole story, don’t have their facts straight, and believe that nothing can change in three years. The fact that OWN continues to re-show a program that misrepresented our story proves they had no intent to ever help. They knew from the start that our agenda was to expose many problems we have in society that have not been addressed properly. We have solutions to all of these problems, but trashing the reputation of people making efforts to expose the real problems is how most whistleblowers are treated. Many people can recover from substance abuse and PTSD, and most people diagnosed as bipolar are not. The biggest problem we have in society is television. It is social programming. People who make negative comments about any entity probably need to look in a mirror. God’s Universal Laws apply to everyone equally.

When you are a visionary, most will not see your vision. Anyone who has actually taken the time to look at any of the work I’ve done over the past few years knows that I have presented solutions to all of our problems. It is up to humanity whether to choose solutions or continue on a path to destruction for many. Not everything is as it seems.
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A NEW WAY TO SUPPORT OUR CAUSES BY BUILDING YOUR OWN WEALTH!

I had honestly forgotten that this campaign was still open, but I want to thank the people who recently donated for their belief in us. Since OWN and Iyanla Vansant seem to think it is helpful to keep annually showing the sensationalized “Iyanla Fix My Life” show with it’s distorted “facts” and spun information taken out of context, I appreciate that there are people smart enough to see through the smoke and mirrors.

It is funny how people form their perceptions without even questioning where the information came from. Several years ago I had a bold idea to open up and talk about some challenges and obstacles life had given me and Jamie so that we could perhaps help others learn from our experience. We wanted to tell our story as it unfolded in the form of a show resembling reality TV since that seemed to be the only thing that could keep the 8 second attention span of humans (two seconds shorter than a goldfish - that’s a real statistic so don’t get hateful about the comment). The lady who believed in us and was going to help us fund the project sadly passed away before we could get the project funded. We reached out to OWN but were put on a show and presented in a very negative way which caused more harm than good and important information and lessons which could benefit others was purposely not included.

We have in the past few years done a lot of work on our own by developing the “Can We Go Nowhere Any Faster?” and “Save Coal Country’s Economy & Environment Network (SCCEEN)” causes and promoting the Karatbars system as the means to shift wealth into things that actually work to bring wellness and freedom to people who are struggling to get and stay ahead. We work for commissions only, so we only make money when we help people who actually participate in the system. The problem is that many people are quick to attack something that they obviously have failed to even give any amount of fair attention to, so they miss the blessing. They also are unaware of all of the hours and hours worth of work it took to put together these websites and educational videos. We socially responsibly question authority, and authority doesn’t like it. You can learn about what is being hidden from society in our “Can We Go Nowhere Any Faster?” Facebook page, YouTube channel, and blog: http://cwgnaf.wixsite.com/webshow/get-informed.

People want to believe that they know how things are, but the reality is that 95% of the population is in the dark and that is why it is so easy to control where the wealth goes. We have solutions for not only our problems, but the rest of the world’s problems too, but nobody’s listening. We’re responsible for our own demise as a society if we remain asleep, and if people would spend the time to read what so many brave whistleblowers have been trying to tell them for the past 100 years then the world would probably be a much better place. Luckily, enough people have awakened and are taking charge of the number one problem which is responsible for all of the other problems in the world, and that is the control of money.

We and our fellow Karatbars affiliates are changing the world as we speak and getting on the right side of the biggest wealth transfer in the history of the world. Sadly, most will discount the blessing. The rewards for participation are generous, but the system is designed such that if affiliates chose to do this full time as their only source of income they will only be rewarded with cash commissions when the people they bless with the opportunity are smart enough to participate and start acquiring gold. Strangely, people would rather keep using a failing system and spend money on non-assets. I would much rather have supporters of our causes sign up and become gold savers as to simply donate cash to us. In fact, I created multiple ways in which people can help our causes by helping THEMSELVES as regular gold savers. About a year ago I came up with “GoldFundMe” which combines GoFundMe campaigns with Karatbars.

Donors are directed to a site where they can acquire a branded Karatbars card for the cause either 1 gram or 6 x 0.1 gram cards as a way to spread the news to others about how they can contribute to the wealth transfer to the 99%., and we will send the design to Karatbars to get your card(s) made. From the site there are instructions on how to become a “Gold Saver Savior”. It takes a lot of time and thought to put these webpages and instructional videos together. Nobody pays us to do this. We feel it is our social responsibility to inform the world that there are solutions for the world’s problems if we educate ourselves and work together.

Here are three ways to help our causes by saving gold using the Karatbars system:

Acquire the Debi Thomas Karatbars collector card: https://cwgnaf.wixsite.com/debi-thomas-karatbar

Acquire SCCEEN (Save Coal Country’s Economy & Environment Network) Branded Karatbar(s) with a donation of $5 or more: https://cwgnaf.wixsite.com/scceen

Acquire Can We Go Nowhere Any Faster? Branded Karatbar(s) with a donation of $5 or more: https://cwgnaf.wixsite.com/cwgnaf-karatbars
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We were so honored to hear from Ty Best who has proven that Karatbars is the solution to financial freedom and the wealth to dream to do things so big that they cannot be accomplished in one lifetime. He actually said, "Debi Thomas is bigger than Karatbars", and he wants to be one of the first to get my collector card. Jamie also had him rolling laughing as he told him the story of asking me out, but not knowing who I was. It's not easy to be with a visionary, but he's doing his best, so please lay off with the negative comments because these people simply don't know what they are talking about because they believe everything they see and hear from the mainstream media. Life is more complex than most believe, and you can't know the truth unless you take the time to seek it.
Debi Thomas Sport Collector Karatbar backside
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We want to again thank our supporters who are smart enough to see through clever media editing and spin. I'd like our supporters to know that your donations have been helpful as we work on our projects and vision. Our purpose was to share our story to help others, but it was distorted and does not portray reality. We have been in contact with so many wonderful people who see our vision and want to work with us. We are now working with the most successful Karatbars affiliates who will help us be successful so that we may ultimately do what is needed for our community by creating the Appalachian Wellness Institute and various tourism projects. This is already being done by others so why not us? Jamie has inspired me by overcoming so many obstacles, and he has inspired others who have contacted him. We have a publisher interested in my book, "It's Better to Look Stupid than BE Stupid" and people can be notified of its release by going to this page: orthodeb.wix.com/question-authority. Lastly, my Karatbars sport collector card will be available very soon. People have no idea the lack of freedom we have and Karatbars is part of the answer. People want to call me crazy yet almost half the country believes Donald Trump is going to save them. Lol! I've learned my lesson to not let the mainstream media tell our story. I apologize to Jamie for the emotional harm it has caused him. He's the love of my life, and our future is bright no matter what people believe.
Debi Thomas sport collector Karatbar front side
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Sa Wi
44 months ago

I get that you make less as a surgeon than you would on the lecture circuit. That said, as a hospital administrator, I don't know any physicians in the U.S. who aren't able to make a more-than-comfortable living. What I don't understand is why you as a surgeon (and a specialist no less) are unable or unwilling to work any longer and are asking others to fund your endeavors. What am I missing?

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Lynne Scott
44 months ago

I avoided reading any of this. What I DID read was Debi's bio. She went to STANFORD. Regular folks can't get into this university. She have a very high I Q. She holds a degree in engineering , went to medical school and then to a fellowship at the Dorr Arthritis Institute. She was an orthopedic surgeon. And, oh yes. a Black olympic ice skater that inspired me and encouraged my Black students to dream. Wow, that's quite a resume. There is nothing you can say that will make me believe that DEBI THOMAS can't pull herself out of whatever quagmire she finds herself! She doesn't earn very much as an ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON? Try being a TEACHER! NO to go fund me and HELL NO to a reality show. She could TEACH, she could be an ENGINEER, she could be a SPECIALIST.. a boutique doctor as it were, she could be a SPORTS DOCTOR TO THE STARS, she could be a LECTURER... no Debi., I AIN'T BUYIN IT.. and I have the softest heart in town! My students are considered to be educable/ retarded. Do you know what that means? They have a very low IQ and can be trained in a skill. THEY have problems and yet THEY WORK. No tears for Debi. By the way, the hissy fit she threw at the Olympics? She was a kid and under a lot of pressure. For that, I give her a pass. They can forgive the way Jimmy Connors behaved all those years. I guess the skating world needs to hear a big mia culpa. I really truly want to see this woman succeed in her life.

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Laura A Davenport
42 months ago

Everyone has struggles, highs and lows. We all, including you, sometimes need to suck it up and use the skills your God gave you and let you develop. Suck it up and get a job. ER doc comes to mind.

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Dona Friggy
42 months ago

You were an inspiration to all girls of color when you excelled in ice skating, attended Stanford, then Med school. Me? I worked my way through school and became a nurse. I have 2 kids in college and 1 in middle school who I am trying to save money for. Sorry, but I cannot imagine funding an Engineer AND Surgeon while you wait for your Reality show money to come in. If others want to contribute, that's fine - but I find this GoFund Me account offensive. It's best for people who have NO resources and are down on their luck. You have lots of resources at your finger tips. I'm sure you can work more hours, get a loan, or get another job to help your family. Isn't that better than asking free money from others? I'm a nurse and make a fraction of what a doctor makes. I'm sure you can work this crisis out, you've proven yourself before and now is not the time to quit.

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Julia Robinson
42 months ago

Who did you help when you were on the mountain top?

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Tom Banaski
42 months ago

I am all for helping just about anyone, but the issue I have with this is you have a CHOICE: you are CHOOSING not to be a doctor in a hospital but rather have a private practice. That's fine--I know a couple doctors myself, and know they took YEARS to a private practice and good reputation. Unfortunately, you are CHOOSING to do so when insurance companies and payments to doctors are both in a state of flux, but again, that was your CHOICE. You could CHOOSE to go back to being a resident at a hospital and make enough money to fund whatever you want--but you CHOOSE not to. Do you notice the common thread in my paragraph above? You have CHOSEN the financial situation you are in--and could CHOOSE a path out of it quite easily. There are many, MANY people without choices such as yours, people who really need our help and who wouldn't choose but rather jump at any opportunity to get out of the rut they find themselves in, for whatever reason. Since you have CHOSEN the predicament you are in, I can only say good luck but I will focus my efforts elsewhere.

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Lynnette Long Workman
42 months ago

Unreal. Im ALL for a do-over's, but dear, you've been afforded more opportunities than any average individual. This is begging. I'm a disabled mom and grandma and I WOULDN'T EVEN BEG FOR MONEY. Booooo. I'll accept my SSDI that I PAID INTO FOR YEARS AND YEARS OF WORKING AND MY EARLY RETIREMENT. I CAN'T believe people are GIVING you cash. I would rather see this money go to help an aspiring person wanting to GO TO medical school, or an orphanage of children, or disabled vets. Anyway. Good luck!

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Ralph Gallucio
42 months ago

Many people have stopped being an employee to start a business. When it fails, they go back to working for someone else. Debbie hasn't lost her license or is being sued for malpractice. She isn't blaming addiction. Something is very strange. It appears that publicity & a possible reality show stint is more attractive than practicing medicine.

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Lundy Notes
41 months ago

I too fail to understand why you can't practice medicine or do medical research or medical technology to earn money like normal Americans. You've had far more opportunities and are more educated than most, yet you choose NOT to use your talents and instead ask for a handout. Your finances appears to be an able body, not disabled. Why can't he work. It seems that you've chosen to take advantage of your recent entry back into the media to solicit money to pay for your CHOSEN lifestyle. I have a lifestyle too that I'd love for someone else to pay for but that would be tacky. So on your and your husband's behalf, I will give the next homeless person I see today $10. You should remove this account and return money to your donors.

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Kathy Richter
42 months ago

Give me a break. You are an educated woman with the means to make an excellent living. Crying poverty with a loaf of bread under each arm. So many others that are truely needing a roof over their heads and food for their children. You disgust me!!

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Cal Cobb
42 months ago

really? your goal of 10 thousand dollars is more than half a years bring home pay for me. Work harder... begging doesn't suit an olympic medalist

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Dori Thorpe
41 months ago

Some of the comments are really heartless. It's heartbreaking to see Debi Thomas in this way. I don't think she's lazy or not hardworking, we all know her history. You don't just become an Olympian (or a surgeon) overnight! There is something else at play here. Something mental/ emotional. I don't know, but she lost it somewhere along the way. Many of us are a paycheck, an accident, a broken marriage away from disaster. So while you may not want to give, have a little human compassion. I can't offer money, but I can offer prayers. Because that's what's really needed in this situation.

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Jeff Claterbaugh
42 months ago

I get the fact that people don't want to give you a handout, but why the need for nasty comments while doing so? While I am not inclined to send money which I don't have.. I am also not inclined to kick a human being while they are down!

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Patti Sauro
42 months ago

Did you all notice she's being interviewed on Oprah's OWN Network? Hey Debi, ask HER for money!

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Marla Bullard
42 months ago

Let's see, you are healthy with a Stanford education and a licensed medical doctor and you are asking for money to help you because you lost your nest egg. Well, I have multiple sclerosis and also lost my job in international sales. I walk at a very slow and wobbly pace. I, too, have no nest egg. There is now a stem cell therapy that could help me but the price would be about $25K which I don't have. If I could walk I would work doing whatever I could to raise that money, even if it meant working at McDonald's or WalMart. Luckily, I have a husband who is proud and works. I do what I can to make his life easier. Maybe I should make a video of me walking and falling and post it here and beg for money? What do you think?

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John Shuey
42 months ago

Debbie, you were my surgeon and did a fantastic job. Your compassion for me before, during and after my surgery was fantastic. I am still in Champaign, Illinois and in the book. Patch Adams lives here now too and is trying to build a free hospital in the Appalachians. Please contact me. Thanks, John Shuey

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William Brooks
42 months ago

I see alot of perfect people. If you dont want to donate then don't. Why rude comments? Remember karma can turn around and screw u in the tail. I hope none of you ever need help.

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Breanna Murphy
42 months ago

GET A JOB YOU LAZY ASSED IDIOT.... YAH RIGHT GIVE YOU MY HARD EARNED MONEY... GOOD LUCK LAZY FUCK

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Laquanda Davis
42 months ago

Ok??? Something is seriously not sounding right. She has too many qualifications to be in a financial shit hole. Could it be that maybe she had a mental breakdown, gained an addiction or just feels that the world owes her for many accomplishments! Whatever it may be, I pray that God brings her out of her private hell and lead her in a much needed Salvation!!

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Meghan Jones
42 months ago

You can't imagine how much you inspired me so many years ago. You brought me great joy and I've never forgotten your golden moments as an Olympic athlete. It is an honor and a privilege to help you now. You are a champion - forever and always. May God bless you as you move forward into the light. We love you!

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Wanda Dhoray
6 months ago
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Home | Florida Community Health Worker Coalition floridachw.org I am part of the coalition and believe that you want to make our communities healthier and stronger through social advocacy.

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Shirley Connell
13 months ago
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Debi! God bless ya! Keep on keeping on. Don’t let that medical degree lay by the way side. Hard times can turn into triumphs!

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Andrew Thompson
14 months ago

Thank you for being an inspiration in the way you approached skating, engineering and medicine. While you are facing challenges, you have a great abilities to help others. I hope that you will reconsider working in some area of medicine in the future. One organization you might want to consider contacting is International Health Partners out of Arizona. You have a lot to offer. May God bless you now and always.

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Celesta Dunston
15 months ago

Love you Debi. Be encouraged in Lord. Joel 2:25

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26 months ago
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Pat Murray
32 months ago

Debi ... I wish I could do more, but as we all know, everyone has life struggles and this is all I can do. It all counts. You and your family are in my prayers and I hope you achieve your destination.

Sa Wi
44 months ago

I get that you make less as a surgeon than you would on the lecture circuit. That said, as a hospital administrator, I don't know any physicians in the U.S. who aren't able to make a more-than-comfortable living. What I don't understand is why you as a surgeon (and a specialist no less) are unable or unwilling to work any longer and are asking others to fund your endeavors. What am I missing?

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Lynne Scott
44 months ago

I avoided reading any of this. What I DID read was Debi's bio. She went to STANFORD. Regular folks can't get into this university. She have a very high I Q. She holds a degree in engineering , went to medical school and then to a fellowship at the Dorr Arthritis Institute. She was an orthopedic surgeon. And, oh yes. a Black olympic ice skater that inspired me and encouraged my Black students to dream. Wow, that's quite a resume. There is nothing you can say that will make me believe that DEBI THOMAS can't pull herself out of whatever quagmire she finds herself! She doesn't earn very much as an ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON? Try being a TEACHER! NO to go fund me and HELL NO to a reality show. She could TEACH, she could be an ENGINEER, she could be a SPECIALIST.. a boutique doctor as it were, she could be a SPORTS DOCTOR TO THE STARS, she could be a LECTURER... no Debi., I AIN'T BUYIN IT.. and I have the softest heart in town! My students are considered to be educable/ retarded. Do you know what that means? They have a very low IQ and can be trained in a skill. THEY have problems and yet THEY WORK. No tears for Debi. By the way, the hissy fit she threw at the Olympics? She was a kid and under a lot of pressure. For that, I give her a pass. They can forgive the way Jimmy Connors behaved all those years. I guess the skating world needs to hear a big mia culpa. I really truly want to see this woman succeed in her life.

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Laura A Davenport
42 months ago

Everyone has struggles, highs and lows. We all, including you, sometimes need to suck it up and use the skills your God gave you and let you develop. Suck it up and get a job. ER doc comes to mind.

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Dona Friggy
42 months ago

You were an inspiration to all girls of color when you excelled in ice skating, attended Stanford, then Med school. Me? I worked my way through school and became a nurse. I have 2 kids in college and 1 in middle school who I am trying to save money for. Sorry, but I cannot imagine funding an Engineer AND Surgeon while you wait for your Reality show money to come in. If others want to contribute, that's fine - but I find this GoFund Me account offensive. It's best for people who have NO resources and are down on their luck. You have lots of resources at your finger tips. I'm sure you can work more hours, get a loan, or get another job to help your family. Isn't that better than asking free money from others? I'm a nurse and make a fraction of what a doctor makes. I'm sure you can work this crisis out, you've proven yourself before and now is not the time to quit.

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Julia Robinson
42 months ago

Who did you help when you were on the mountain top?

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Tom Banaski
42 months ago

I am all for helping just about anyone, but the issue I have with this is you have a CHOICE: you are CHOOSING not to be a doctor in a hospital but rather have a private practice. That's fine--I know a couple doctors myself, and know they took YEARS to a private practice and good reputation. Unfortunately, you are CHOOSING to do so when insurance companies and payments to doctors are both in a state of flux, but again, that was your CHOICE. You could CHOOSE to go back to being a resident at a hospital and make enough money to fund whatever you want--but you CHOOSE not to. Do you notice the common thread in my paragraph above? You have CHOSEN the financial situation you are in--and could CHOOSE a path out of it quite easily. There are many, MANY people without choices such as yours, people who really need our help and who wouldn't choose but rather jump at any opportunity to get out of the rut they find themselves in, for whatever reason. Since you have CHOSEN the predicament you are in, I can only say good luck but I will focus my efforts elsewhere.

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Lynnette Long Workman
42 months ago

Unreal. Im ALL for a do-over's, but dear, you've been afforded more opportunities than any average individual. This is begging. I'm a disabled mom and grandma and I WOULDN'T EVEN BEG FOR MONEY. Booooo. I'll accept my SSDI that I PAID INTO FOR YEARS AND YEARS OF WORKING AND MY EARLY RETIREMENT. I CAN'T believe people are GIVING you cash. I would rather see this money go to help an aspiring person wanting to GO TO medical school, or an orphanage of children, or disabled vets. Anyway. Good luck!

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Ralph Gallucio
42 months ago

Many people have stopped being an employee to start a business. When it fails, they go back to working for someone else. Debbie hasn't lost her license or is being sued for malpractice. She isn't blaming addiction. Something is very strange. It appears that publicity & a possible reality show stint is more attractive than practicing medicine.

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Lundy Notes
41 months ago

I too fail to understand why you can't practice medicine or do medical research or medical technology to earn money like normal Americans. You've had far more opportunities and are more educated than most, yet you choose NOT to use your talents and instead ask for a handout. Your finances appears to be an able body, not disabled. Why can't he work. It seems that you've chosen to take advantage of your recent entry back into the media to solicit money to pay for your CHOSEN lifestyle. I have a lifestyle too that I'd love for someone else to pay for but that would be tacky. So on your and your husband's behalf, I will give the next homeless person I see today $10. You should remove this account and return money to your donors.

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Kathy Richter
42 months ago

Give me a break. You are an educated woman with the means to make an excellent living. Crying poverty with a loaf of bread under each arm. So many others that are truely needing a roof over their heads and food for their children. You disgust me!!

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Cal Cobb
42 months ago

really? your goal of 10 thousand dollars is more than half a years bring home pay for me. Work harder... begging doesn't suit an olympic medalist

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Dori Thorpe
41 months ago

Some of the comments are really heartless. It's heartbreaking to see Debi Thomas in this way. I don't think she's lazy or not hardworking, we all know her history. You don't just become an Olympian (or a surgeon) overnight! There is something else at play here. Something mental/ emotional. I don't know, but she lost it somewhere along the way. Many of us are a paycheck, an accident, a broken marriage away from disaster. So while you may not want to give, have a little human compassion. I can't offer money, but I can offer prayers. Because that's what's really needed in this situation.

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Jeff Claterbaugh
42 months ago

I get the fact that people don't want to give you a handout, but why the need for nasty comments while doing so? While I am not inclined to send money which I don't have.. I am also not inclined to kick a human being while they are down!

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Patti Sauro
42 months ago

Did you all notice she's being interviewed on Oprah's OWN Network? Hey Debi, ask HER for money!

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Marla Bullard
42 months ago

Let's see, you are healthy with a Stanford education and a licensed medical doctor and you are asking for money to help you because you lost your nest egg. Well, I have multiple sclerosis and also lost my job in international sales. I walk at a very slow and wobbly pace. I, too, have no nest egg. There is now a stem cell therapy that could help me but the price would be about $25K which I don't have. If I could walk I would work doing whatever I could to raise that money, even if it meant working at McDonald's or WalMart. Luckily, I have a husband who is proud and works. I do what I can to make his life easier. Maybe I should make a video of me walking and falling and post it here and beg for money? What do you think?

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John Shuey
42 months ago

Debbie, you were my surgeon and did a fantastic job. Your compassion for me before, during and after my surgery was fantastic. I am still in Champaign, Illinois and in the book. Patch Adams lives here now too and is trying to build a free hospital in the Appalachians. Please contact me. Thanks, John Shuey

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William Brooks
42 months ago

I see alot of perfect people. If you dont want to donate then don't. Why rude comments? Remember karma can turn around and screw u in the tail. I hope none of you ever need help.

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Breanna Murphy
42 months ago

GET A JOB YOU LAZY ASSED IDIOT.... YAH RIGHT GIVE YOU MY HARD EARNED MONEY... GOOD LUCK LAZY FUCK

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Laquanda Davis
42 months ago

Ok??? Something is seriously not sounding right. She has too many qualifications to be in a financial shit hole. Could it be that maybe she had a mental breakdown, gained an addiction or just feels that the world owes her for many accomplishments! Whatever it may be, I pray that God brings her out of her private hell and lead her in a much needed Salvation!!

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Meghan Jones
42 months ago

You can't imagine how much you inspired me so many years ago. You brought me great joy and I've never forgotten your golden moments as an Olympic athlete. It is an honor and a privilege to help you now. You are a champion - forever and always. May God bless you as you move forward into the light. We love you!

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