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Hearing loss, wheelchair, rugby
SEPTEMBER 2016
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.
Elderly Wendy's Workers Get Some Relief
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.
Vacation From Terminal Cancer
Following their mom's terminal cancer diagnosis, these daughters set up a GoFundMe campaign to take her on an unforgettable trip. The story touched the hearts of many, and support began to pour in.
Terminal Couple To Reunite
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.
AUGUST 2016
Ethan's Cause for Paws
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's Lemonade Stand
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.
Help Saleem Shine Shoes Again
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.
Carmona's Medical & Education Fund
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.
This Mother Wishes for Wings
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.
Get Gus & Jessie To Their Wedding
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.
Darrell's Dad Goes to Rio
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.
Sheppards on the Go!
Living in a homeless shelter didn't stop the Sheppard sisters from dreaming. Thanks to donors who gave more than $6,000, these inspiring girls are heading to the Junior Olympics.
JULY 2016
Save Hank and Helen's Home
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.
Wishes for Bede
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.
Poke Glo for Pokemon Go Safety
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.
Copeland Family Nice Tragedy Fund
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.
JUNE 2016
Chauncy's Chance
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.
Memorial campaign for slain lawmaker
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.
Millions raised for mass shooting victims
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.
Outpouring of support for shooting victims
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.
Blue Angel dies in tragic crash
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.
MAY 2016
Thousands Support Heroic Dog's Recovery.
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.
APRIL 2016
Donors rally to support high school senior
This student took to the streets with a cardboard sign to pay for college tuition. When Emily's story began to go viral, hundreds donated to a GoFundMe campaign to support her college dreams.
Akilah's Liver Treatment Fund
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.
Thousands rally for sick husband
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.
Aiden's Diabetic Alert Dog
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.
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