HLP BABY ASHER BEAT CANCER & THRIVE

$1,650 of $65.6k goal

Raised by 48 people in 17 days
Cody Dunlap
on behalf of Lauren Oates
 SAN ANTONIO, TX
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Last week, fans of MTV's "Stranded with a Million Dollars" (#MTVStranded) saw two selfish, entitled members of this Millennial cast tear up and burn tens of thousands of dollars. Standing there watching, I felt sick. Not just because that was money I wouldn't win, but because we'd just spend weeks walking through jungles of Fiji, on an island where local children own nothing but shorts. No shoes, no proper sanitation, nothing we would consider essential to a healthy life.

Filming in Fiji, I saw firsthand what a third world country looks like, and that was a HUGE motivating factor for me. I had the idea that if I could win the $1 million dollars, not only would I be financially set for life, I would be able to use some of that money TO DO SOME GOOD FOR OTHER PEOPLE. That was my goal going into the show, and thanks to my despicable cast mates, the money literally went up in flames!

Fans of Stranded with a Million Dollars went crazy on social media after MTV showed the money burning. Yeah, it's real – and it's disgusting. Be angry. I am.

If you haven't been watching, here's the deal in a nutshell: Ten Millennials are trying to survive for 40 days on a South Pacific island to win (and split) as much as a $1 million. We have opportunities to spend the money during the 40 days, reducing what the people who last 40 days will get at the end. A group of spoiled Millennials known to fans as "the campers" have blown literally hundreds of thousands of dollars having pizza and burgers delivered to themselves in the jungle. When the last two campers realize they're not likely to make it to the end, they started tearing up and burning what I'm sure was well over $100,000. We will see on Tuesday the exact ammount and I'll adjust this Go Fund Me accordingly.

As a member of the Stranded cast, and a member of the Millennial generation, I'm mortified at their selfishness. How many children all over the world are starving? How many children in our country are sick and need money for medical care? Homelessness and unemployment rates are serious problems. If Alex Apple and Gina Lam hadn't destroyed all that cash, everybody who won could have donated a portion to a true charitable cause.

I've been losing sleep over this, so we have to fix it. The best way I know how to make up for this disgusting behavior is to make my own effort to raise money for a VERY WORTH CAUSE related to the show.

Baby Asher, son of MTV superfan Nick Oates in Crestview, Florida, needs our help to pay for cancer treatment. His dad Nick is a fully disabled veteran, and the costs of saving Asher are tremendous. I became aware of Baby Asher's plight when I encountered Nick on social media – he's a big fan of Stranded with a Million Dollars. Following his own efforts to save his baby on Twitter, I got the idea to raise money for him. After I saw how the outraged tweets from fans about the burning money, I realized that a LOT of you might be willing to help me.

100% OF THE MONEY RAISED WILL GO DIRECTLY TO CANCER TREATMENT FOR ASHER OATES.

This TV show set out to show Millennials in the worst possible light – to make us look selfish and entitled, and all the other words that people use to characterize our generation. Thanks to Alex and Gina, MTV succeeded. Their behavior was deplorable, and it reflects on all of us. But we can make a difference, and we can change people's opinions of us. And we start by paying attention to others in need. By looking out for those who cannot fend for themselves. And by reaching into our pockets to help fund the cancer treatment of a baby boy who deserved the money that was burned on the show.

Because let's face it – that was a despicable and disgusting a waste as any of us has ever seen.

Learn more about Asher's story on his dad's Twitter page: @NOaddiLA

THANK YOU THRIVE NATION!
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Nick Oates
15 days ago
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Out of respect for Cody and what he's doing for my son, can I please ask that everyone leave out any rude or negative remarks regarding Cody and his time on Stranded. He took it upon himself to reach out to me and help my son. My family is very grateful for that, so if you "dislike him" or the way he played a GAME on reality tv, I ask that you respect his efforts here and leave your comments elsewhere. Thank you all so much for your support. My family is truly grateful, humbled and there won't be a day that goes by that I won't give back to the people who need it most.

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Sara Wood
15 days ago
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I think your game we gross and I like what they did.good for them.how dare you starve anyone in life.

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Sara Wood
15 days ago
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Has for the child please donate. I'll prey for the child.just love people to much to starve anyone for any reason

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Kristen Marie
1 day ago

It was NOT real money!!! It was fake money to represent the actual prize money! Did Cody donate any of his money or is he using this platform to make excuses and condemn others actions. Cody used money unnecessarily with several things, such as temptations, that he is not taking accountability for. If he doesn't want comments on here then he should have focused on the purpose of the gofundme instead of focusing on what others did on the show. Simply stating I am Cody from this show and I support this cause would be a better approach than condemning others in a long rant to promote a good cause. Someone besides me has to see the insanity in this. My goodness! Also to have his naked rear as the post picture is also showing his true, well, rear!

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Ana Mary Ramos
1 day ago

You sick ass...trying to hang on someone like this child to make yourself look good and only donate $40 ..pls what a shame Cody...I see right through you...evil evil evil

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Chet Lalone Jr
8 days ago

Anybody who keeps song beginning money is against the law, yes it is, IN THE USA. This show was filmed praise of the USA burning and ripping was completely legal and will have no legal repercussions.

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Diana Pahule
17 days ago

You must realize "reality" shows are anything but.

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Avalo Maldy
14 hours ago

This is crazy this about someone's baby and its not that Cody only donated $40 dollars it's if everyone donates 40 dollars they would teach thier goal... know see thru that!!!

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Becky Ewens
1 day ago

If Cody actually was interested in raising money for Asher, why is he discussing so much about the TV show and taking the opportunity to bash his cast mates? Why not make this about Asher and the cancer treatments, which is what this is supposed to be about.

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David Pagdanganan
15 days ago

this is a violation of Title 18, Section 333 of the United States Code, which says that “whoever mutilates, cuts, disfigures, perforates, unites or cements together, or does any other thing to any bank bill, draft, note, or other evidence of debt issued by any national banking association, Federal Reserve Bank, or Federal Reserve System, with intent to render such item(s) unfit to be reissued, shall be fined not more than $100 or imprisoned not more than six months, or both.” The law is enforced by the Secret Service. Please be true so those two millennials have a wake up call!

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$1,650 of $65.6k goal

Raised by 48 people in 17 days
Created April 10, 2017
Cody Dunlap  
on behalf of Lauren Oates
$10
Taylor Camp
12 days ago
KA
$50
Katie Anderson
13 days ago

Thank you for this...

JP
$5
Jaya Powell
14 days ago

You are absolutely amazing. Thank you for being a paragon of our generation. It was sickening to watch the campers' behavior. They don't know how to think long term, and they were selfish and unable to reflect on themselves. I'm so happy you're doing something to bring some good to the world. #TeamMakody and #ThriveNation for life!

RK
$5
RJ Kilman
14 days ago

Team #Makody. I love how they'd rather go through short term hardship to be better in the long term. The other group was all about spending money and not in any smart ways. Great job Cody, you're showing your true colors by helping out others.

LA
$10
Leana Albuquerque
14 days ago

Praying for nicks son. This is awesome that Cody is helping this child. Well done❤

$50
Anonymous
15 days ago
LV
$25
Leslie Vizzini
15 days ago

Go Team Makode!! Hope Asher kicks cancers ass!!

JW
$5
Joseph Wills
15 days ago

Just watched the latest episode and can't believe what I saw, team Makody, you guys rule, no matter how much was lost the 2 of you will be made whole 1 day, literally everyone is on your side! I imagined them holding back so you couldn't progress but to burn the money... i mean thats insulting, not just to you, but everyone else who was on the show.. Alex and Gina will get there due share of insults for the rest of their lives and that something you can't buy your way out of. Congrats on being your sportsmanship

$25
Anonymous
15 days ago
$20
Cristin Rathbun
15 days ago
Nick Oates
15 days ago
4
4

Out of respect for Cody and what he's doing for my son, can I please ask that everyone leave out any rude or negative remarks regarding Cody and his time on Stranded. He took it upon himself to reach out to me and help my son. My family is very grateful for that, so if you "dislike him" or the way he played a GAME on reality tv, I ask that you respect his efforts here and leave your comments elsewhere. Thank you all so much for your support. My family is truly grateful, humbled and there won't be a day that goes by that I won't give back to the people who need it most.

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Sara Wood
15 days ago
2
2

I think your game we gross and I like what they did.good for them.how dare you starve anyone in life.

+ Read More
Sara Wood
15 days ago
1
1

Has for the child please donate. I'll prey for the child.just love people to much to starve anyone for any reason

+ Read More
Kristen Marie
1 day ago

It was NOT real money!!! It was fake money to represent the actual prize money! Did Cody donate any of his money or is he using this platform to make excuses and condemn others actions. Cody used money unnecessarily with several things, such as temptations, that he is not taking accountability for. If he doesn't want comments on here then he should have focused on the purpose of the gofundme instead of focusing on what others did on the show. Simply stating I am Cody from this show and I support this cause would be a better approach than condemning others in a long rant to promote a good cause. Someone besides me has to see the insanity in this. My goodness! Also to have his naked rear as the post picture is also showing his true, well, rear!

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Ana Mary Ramos
1 day ago

You sick ass...trying to hang on someone like this child to make yourself look good and only donate $40 ..pls what a shame Cody...I see right through you...evil evil evil

+ Read More
Chet Lalone Jr
8 days ago

Anybody who keeps song beginning money is against the law, yes it is, IN THE USA. This show was filmed praise of the USA burning and ripping was completely legal and will have no legal repercussions.

+ Read More
Diana Pahule
17 days ago

You must realize "reality" shows are anything but.

+ Read More
Avalo Maldy
14 hours ago

This is crazy this about someone's baby and its not that Cody only donated $40 dollars it's if everyone donates 40 dollars they would teach thier goal... know see thru that!!!

+ Read More
Becky Ewens
1 day ago

If Cody actually was interested in raising money for Asher, why is he discussing so much about the TV show and taking the opportunity to bash his cast mates? Why not make this about Asher and the cancer treatments, which is what this is supposed to be about.

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David Pagdanganan
15 days ago

this is a violation of Title 18, Section 333 of the United States Code, which says that “whoever mutilates, cuts, disfigures, perforates, unites or cements together, or does any other thing to any bank bill, draft, note, or other evidence of debt issued by any national banking association, Federal Reserve Bank, or Federal Reserve System, with intent to render such item(s) unfit to be reissued, shall be fined not more than $100 or imprisoned not more than six months, or both.” The law is enforced by the Secret Service. Please be true so those two millennials have a wake up call!

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