Internet Rallies to Help 89-year-old 'Paleta Man' Retire
After a photo quickly went viral, people from all over the world reached into their wallets to give money to an 89-year-old paleta vendor in Chicago. Thanks to the outpouring of support, Fidencio will finally be able to retire and put his heavy cart away.
After seeing a couple being rude to Mrs. Fran and Mrs. Laverne, a customer set up a GoFundMe campaign to give two 88-year-old Wendy's employees a day off from Frosty duty. With the help of her community, over $4,000 was raised for these special ladies.
Called the real-life "The Fault in Our Stars" couple, Dalton and Katie both have terminal diagnoses. They have had to remain separate due to health concerns, and now their loved ones hope to bring them together before it's too late.
When 7-year-old Ethan heard that a local police K9 had passed away, he took it upon himself to raise money for the department to buy a new one. Inspired by Ethan's kindness, supporters around the nation are have donated over $6,000 toward his campaign.
Anabelle Lockwood set up her own lemonade stand, but when her business started getting more attention, city officials came knocking. Her community wanted to make sure she could stay in business, so they set up this campaign to help her pay for the upgrades and permits.
This San Franciscan shoe shiner was struck by a vehicle and is currently recovering in the hospital, so a loyal customer set up a GoFundMe campaign to help with the hospital bills and raised over $21,000.
Ariel has been working hard for the last 6 years to support his younger sister, and terminally ill mother. An LAPD officer was inspired to set up a campaign to help the family, and over $60,000 has been raised to support them.
After losing her home in a fire three years ago, Flo has been homeless and living out of her car. Her son recently qualified for the Olympics, and when her church found out, they set up a campaign to make sure she could root him on. In less than 48 hours, enough was raised to buy her airfare and get to Rio in time.
On the way to their own wedding, Gus and Jessie hit a speed bump when their car overheated and left them stranded. Worried they wouldn't make it to Seattle in time for the most important day of their loves, a friend created a GoFundMe campaign to help them get back on the road. Loved ones and celebrities rallied the internet, and the lovely couple was able to make it to their wedding just in time.
This Uber driver's son is competing for the gold, but he couldn't afford the flight to cheer him on. When a passenger heard his story, she set up a campaign and raised over $8,000 for his travel expenses to Rio.
After living in their home for over 50 years, Hank and Helen were deceived by a family member and are in jeopardy of losing everything they have. A neighbor is hoping to save their property before it's too late, and the community is rallying in support. To date, over $100,000 has been raised.
Bede was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer 3 years ago and against all odds, he's still alive. His family knows they don't have much time left with him, so their community has donated over $230,000 to make sure their last days together can be stress-free and full of happiness.
This bright 7-year-old is creating light-up pins for Pokemon Go players to stay safe while walking around the streets at night. Donors have helped him hit his first goal, but he doesn't want to stop there.
The Copeland family tragically lost a father and a son in the tragic attacks on Bastille Day in Nice. Thousands of donors are giving to support the heartbroken family, and over $75,000 has been raised in their time of need.
Hungry and in need, 16-year-old Chauncy offered to help Matt carry his groceries to the car in exchange some doughnuts. Little did Chauncy know that this would lead to a viral outpouring of support of more than $315,000 for his and his disabled mother's future.
Jo Cox, a British lawmaker, was violently killed by a man with ties to Neo-Nazi organizations. Her murder shocked the world and devastated those closest to her. To honor her memory, a campaign was created to raise funds for Jo's favorite charities. A testament to the impact Jo made on the world, the campaign became the largest UK GoFundMe campaign ever.
On June 12th, 2016, a lone gunman killed 49 people in an Orlando nightclub, and wounded 53 more. In the aftermath of the tragedy, Equality Florida set up a campaign to raise funds for the victims and their families. The campaign went on to make GoFundMe history, raising over $5 million in just one week.
In the aftermath of the worst shooting in U.S. history at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, many people stepped up to help. The Center Orlando, an LGBT organization, created this campaign to raise funds for the victims and their families.
Jeff Kuss, a Blue Angel pilot, was tragically killed in a plane crash during training on June 2, 2016. He left behind a wife and two small children. To help support the family during their difficult time, a campaign was created to accept donations. Thousands of people came together to pay their respects and help support Jeff's surviving family.
When a rattlesnake approached Haus and 7-year-old Molly in their backyard, this heroic German Shepherd put himself between the snake and the young girl. He suffered several snake bites, but donors rallied to raise over $50,000 for his recovery.
YouTube star Akilah spent weeks trying to diagnose a mystery illness that plagued her with extreme exhaustion and pain. After bravely sharing her diagnosis and need for help, Akilah's fans rushed in with support.
When Kate's husband Mike was diagnosed with cancer for the second time in 2 years, she knew she needed to act. With all of his treatment options in the UK being exhausted, they found a medical center in the US that would take him. Thousands of people came together to help them raise the funds needed to cover the cost of the treatment and get Mike to the states.
Eight-year-old Aiden has been saving his pennies—literally—for the down payment for a diabetic alert dog. Even today’s advanced medical technology can’t match the sniffing skills of trained Diabetes Dogs, which can smell changes in blood sugar levels 20 to 30 minutes before they drop. With the help of inspired donors from across the country, Aiden has blasted through his goal and is on his way to having a dog that can keep him healthy and independent.