Laura's Fund: A Pulse Victim

$30,895 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 800 people in 36 months

The Orlando attack was an inconceivable tragedy and outrage that will haunt us for years to come. In turn, one of the sweetest, kindest and most thoughtful souls was brutally affected. Laura Vargas was shot twice in the back and remains in critical condition. There are going to be huge hospital bills, therapy bills and financial burdens that will extend far beyond media coverage of this horrific event. 

Please, donate to Laura in the name of her family, love, solidarity and compassion. Anything helps. 

(GoFundMe has asked that I share who I am. I am Rachel Alexander, Laura's friend. We met in college and have been friends ever since. I am going to give all proceeds to her and her family. Every dime will go into Laura's care, recovery and happiness.) 

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I am completely in awe of humanity. This gesture of love extends far beyond that of Laura's plight but rather in the name of all of those affected by Orlando's tragedy. I have learned (as have many others) that we, as a community are bound closer together now than we ever have been. Our bond, faith, hope and love surpass and exceed that of which we could ever have imagined.

This goes past collaboration, past compassion and past all that we assumed about what being a 'family' actually means. This is humanity at its finest. Our community has never been stronger. Humanity continues to stand united in the face of hate.

Laura will prevail. We will all prevail.

Thank you so much for your continued support.

-Rachel
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We are 500 strong and we stand with the families of the Pulse Victims. We need your help.

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Donors, Family and Friends,

I am both floored and humbled at the amount of love and support that we have received in this difficult time. We are truly combating hatred with solidarity.
Thank you to all of the donors. It is an absolute miracle to see the world come together in such a way.

Please be sure that in this time, we are holding loved ones close, taking care of ourselves and demonstrating kindness to one another. Don't forget to laugh either. It truly is God's medicine.
We are happy to report that Laura continues to smile and fight. This incredible, strong and resilient woman is nothing short of a symbol that we will not crumble in the face of terror and hatred.

With deep love and admiration,

Rachel Alexander
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I just want everyone to see how gorgeous these two were/are. I don't want the only picture of Laura to be the one that is posted already.
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Veronica Serrat
36 months ago
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5

Laurita, I hope that you get well soon. The atrocities that were committed over the weekend wreck me every time I think about them. I'm so sorry this happened to you and to so many people. I wish I had more money to donate. I love you!

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Deep Six
36 months ago
3
3

Hi Laura, I am so sorry. I am sharing your page with mainstream media, praying for you!

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Steve Dodson
36 months ago
2
2

I know Laura from Transformers at Universal. She is a fighter.

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Jada-Layne Padilla
36 months ago
1
1

Laura it's been way too long. Look, if we can handle sleepless nights studying physics in the library, you can make it through this. I'm sharing your page. Keep fighting. xoxoxo

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Luis David Rmz
36 months ago

Good afternoon, I just wanted to know if I fould get the name of the hospital. While I can't donate right now I would like to call her at least. Thank you!!

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Diamante Jones
36 months ago

Heyyyyyyyy Laura, my name is Diamante and I'm one of the lgbt student leaders of South Florida and I just wanted to reach out to you and hope everything is going well for you. I also want you to know that you and the many others are in our prayers. Sending you much love here from Miami. xoxo

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Felicidad Garcia
36 months ago

I have no words but I can't just say nothing. We love you.

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Terri Freed
36 months ago

I wish you a speedy recovery this was just terrible !

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Eduardo Morejon
36 months ago

Keep fighting.

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Jennifer Alvarez Venerio
36 months ago

Sending prayers for you Laura and your family. May you recover quickly!

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Stefanie Perez Harris
36 months ago

Prayers OLLA '01 - stay strong!

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Edward De Jesus
32 months ago
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Annette Meireles
35 months ago
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$28
Golden Panther
35 months ago
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$25
Brittany padron
36 months ago
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$20
Luisana Montero
36 months ago

My friend Rita send me this email. I do not know Laura personally, Never the less my condolence for the family and all the family and friends that have lost someone in this terrible tragedy. I am deeply sorry ! I am glad to see so many caring people in this difficult times.

LP
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Le'Shel Pabon
36 months ago
$25
Rebecca Kleinsmith-Florin
36 months ago
$1,000
Amber Hoerner
36 months ago
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$25
Anonymous
36 months ago
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$100
Sydney and Stephanie SanFrancisco
36 months ago
2
2
Veronica Serrat
36 months ago
5
5

Laurita, I hope that you get well soon. The atrocities that were committed over the weekend wreck me every time I think about them. I'm so sorry this happened to you and to so many people. I wish I had more money to donate. I love you!

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Deep Six
36 months ago
3
3

Hi Laura, I am so sorry. I am sharing your page with mainstream media, praying for you!

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Steve Dodson
36 months ago
2
2

I know Laura from Transformers at Universal. She is a fighter.

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Jada-Layne Padilla
36 months ago
1
1

Laura it's been way too long. Look, if we can handle sleepless nights studying physics in the library, you can make it through this. I'm sharing your page. Keep fighting. xoxoxo

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Luis David Rmz
36 months ago

Good afternoon, I just wanted to know if I fould get the name of the hospital. While I can't donate right now I would like to call her at least. Thank you!!

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Diamante Jones
36 months ago

Heyyyyyyyy Laura, my name is Diamante and I'm one of the lgbt student leaders of South Florida and I just wanted to reach out to you and hope everything is going well for you. I also want you to know that you and the many others are in our prayers. Sending you much love here from Miami. xoxo

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Felicidad Garcia
36 months ago

I have no words but I can't just say nothing. We love you.

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Terri Freed
36 months ago

I wish you a speedy recovery this was just terrible !

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Eduardo Morejon
36 months ago

Keep fighting.

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Jennifer Alvarez Venerio
36 months ago

Sending prayers for you Laura and your family. May you recover quickly!

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Stefanie Perez Harris
36 months ago

Prayers OLLA '01 - stay strong!

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