HLP BABY ASHER BEAT CANCER & THRIVE
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!
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.
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!
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
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.
You must realize "reality" shows are anything but.
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!!!
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.
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!