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OCTOBER 5, 2015 (3:06)
Cancer, officer, vet bills
SEPTEMBER 28, 2015 (3:23)
Veteran, tuition, 'success kid'
SEPTEMBER 21, 2015 (3:23)
Hearing loss, wheelchair, rugby
JULY 2016
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.
Success for Fred
This homeless biology major, who pedals six hours in the scorching Georgia heat to make it to class, got a big helping hand from the community. In just 5 days, over $180,000 was raised to applaud his determination and make sure he can afford his college tuition.
Copeland Family Nice Tragedy Fund
The Copeland family tragically lost a father and a son in the attacks on Bastille Day in Nice. Thousands of donors are giving to support the heartbroken family in their time of need, 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.
MARCH 2016
Poppy's Field
When Andy found out his baby girl had terminal cancer, he decided to open an outdoor sanctuary to help other families dealing with tragedy. "Poppy's Field" will allow sick children and their families a place to stay and enjoy precious time together. Hundreds of donors have been inspired by Andy's dream, and are helping turn it into a reality.
Officer Allen Jacobs
Officer Allen Jacobs was tragically shot and killed in the line of duty as he chased a fleeing suspect. He leaves behind two sons, as well as a wife who is expecting the birth of their first daughter in July. This campaign was set up to support the heartbroken family, and it's raised over $190,000.
FEBRUARY 2016
Isiah's Hand Sanitizer Fundraiser
When 5-year-old Isiah heard the kids of Flint, Michigan, were scared to wash their hands with tap water, he stepped up to help. With the assistance of his parents, he set up a campaign hoping to raise just $500 to purchase hand sanitizer for one Flint school. Amazingly, he raised over $15,000 to send hand sanitizer to every school in Flint!
Prom for students with autism
Kevin is an educator at a high school program for students diagnosed with autism. He is dedicated to giving his students the same opportunities as everyone else, so he is raising money to throw them a special prom at a great venue.
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