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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
Thousands rally for 90-year-old veteran
Johnnie Hodges is a war veteran living on social security. He fell behind on his mortgage when his wife became ill with Alzheimer's disease, and now faces eviction. Thousands of people came together on GoFundMe to help Johnnie stay in his beloved home.
Allergy alert dog for Aeverie
5-year-old Aeverie suffers from anaphylaxis, a severe allergy to 65% of foods. Even the slightest trace of certain foods can send her to the hospital. Aeverie's parents want to get her an allergy alert dog to make sure she's as safe as possible at all times.
Flood of donations for shooting survivor
Chris Mintz, a father and a veteran, was at Umpqua Community College when the shooter opened fire. When Chris stood up to the gunman, he was shot 7 times. Thankfully, he survived, and is now being hailed as a national hero. Well-wishers from all over the world came together to show Chris their support.
Support for family dog rescue
The Bostick family has been rescuing stray dogs for years by taking them into their home, and sometimes even paying for their veterinary needs. A local admirer of the Bosticks created this GoFundMe campaign to help raise funds for their efforts.
New wheelchair for young boy
Avery was diagnosed with a degenerative disease which has taken his ability to walk. His current wheelchair isn't at the standard it needs to be, so his friends, family, and community have all chipped in to purchase the new power chair he needs.
New vehicle for beloved local man
John Joyce, 83, has been mowing lawns in his community for over 20 years. A few months ago, his truck broke down and he has been walking over 5 miles a day to continue his work. Locals have come together on GoFundMe to help buy John a new vehicle.
Life-changing surgery for young girl
Little Darcey was born with a form of cerebral palsy, which limits her ability to move. She has been approved for a special surgery which would increase her mobility, and possibly improve her speech and concentration. The surgery is not covered by the UK's National Health Service, so her parents created this GoFundMe campaign to help raise the funds.
High schoolers help fellow student
Ibra was born with a condition that left him without the use of his legs. His current wheelchair is breaking down, so his fellow students stepped in to help. Thanks to the community's generosity, he will soon be getting a brand new power wheelchair.
Cyclist struck during charity ride
Jake Brewer, a White House advisor, was participating in a charity cycling event when he lost control of his bike and hit an oncoming car. Tragically, he passed away, leaving behind a pregnant wife and a daughter. Thousands of donors flocked to the GoFundMe campaign set up for the Brewer family, to show support during this incredibly difficult time.
Camels displaced by California fires
The recent fires in Northern California have brought much destruction, including the home of a herd of beloved camels. This GoFundMe campaign was created to support the camels' relocation, as well as to support the group of dedicated people working to keep the camels safe.
Young skier injured in accident
Sam Jackenthal is a young and talented skier. While training in Australia, he was in a devastating accident which put him in the ICU. A friend created this GoFundMe campaign to help offset the mounting medical expenses for Sam's family.
Inspiring yogi's teacher training
Valerie is a dedicated yoga student, and now has dreams of teaching. Her focus is on spreading body positivity and acceptance to others. Friends came together on GoFundMe to support Valerie on her path toward becoming a yoga teacher.
Dog lost in Yellowstone is found
Jade was missing in Yellowstone National Park for 42 days, after bolting from her owner's car when it crashed. A park employee organized a search effort, and eventually Jade was found and returned to her loving owners.
Freshman's belongings stolen from car
Katelyn is an incredibly giving person, having spent most of her teen years giving back to others. When her luggage was stolen right before leaving for college, her community rallied together on GoFundMe to help replace what was taken.
Donors save veteran's home of 70 years
Abram is a 91-year-old WWII veteran who has lived in the same house for almost 70 years. When a build-up of back taxes put his living situation in danger, a friend stepped in to help. The community raised over $12,000 to help Abram stay in his home.
Reward for man who stopped attacker
Maurice was exiting the subway when he heard a cry for help. After seeing a man attacking a woman, Maurice grabbed the attacker and dragged him all the way to the police station. This campaign was created to pay Maurice back for his bravery.
Couple adopting disabled Chinese boy
Jeri and Brian Wilson decided to adopt a disabled boy from China after hearing of his hardships. They created a GoFundMe campaign to help cover the expenses associated with an overseas adoption. To their surprise, their goal was met within just one day, with donations coming in from all over the country.
Massive support for stranded refugees
Fleeing their home countries, thousands of refugees are living in tents on the French coastline of Calais. In an effort to provide relief, the Cork Calais Refugee Solidarity group is raising money for much-needed food and other supplies.
Massive support for hit-and-run victim
Shane Upchurch was riding his motorcycle when a driver crashed into him and sped away. He was taken to a nearby hospital where he was treated for a head injury, and broken ribs. Friend, family and community came together on GoFundMe to help Shane out in his recovery, and blew past the initial $5K goal.
Providing food to struggling community
Ten years after Hurricane Katrina, the Lower 9th Ward is still suffering. Burnell and Keasha have made it their mission to open a full-service grocery store in that area, so that residents won't need to keep taking three buses just to get fresh food.
Young father fighting stage 4 cancer
Caleb, an active duty military member, has two children with his wife and one on the way. He was recently diagnosed with stage 4 cancer and had to start treatment immediately. Chive Charities heard about Caleb's story and wanted to help, so they started a GoFundMe campaign to collect donations. In just a short time, they went above and beyond their goal.
JULY 2015
Donations pour in for paralyzed brothers
Adam and Matt Chaffee are two brothers who were paralyzed in separate accidents, eight months apart. Matt's accident came first, and Adam took care of him every single day. Now, the family needs as much help as possible to cover the medical expenses for both brothers. Support poured in from all over the country on their GoFundMe campaign.
Student recovering from diving accident
Taylor Janssen is a beloved student at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. On July 18th he dove into shallow water to get a volleyball and broke his neck, paralyzing him. He was immediately transported to a hospital where he began treatment for his injuries. Friends, family, and people from all around the country donated to help Taylor's family with the mounting medical bills.
School rallies for injured teacher
Karine is a beloved French immersion teacher in Louisiana. She was involved in a terrible accident while traveling and had to be treated in an ICU far from home. Students and teachers alike came together on GoFundMe to offer as much support as possible to Karine while she healed.
Support for Daisy the "ice cream lady"
Daisy is "the ice cream lady" in her small community and everyone loves her. She has been driving her ice cream truck for over 30 years, and has seen multiple generations of the same families grow up. Unfortunately, she was involved in a crash which left her injured, and her truck totaled. The community rallied immediately to give back some of the joy she'd given them over the years.
Teen coping with allergy to all foods
19-year-old Alex Visker has developed an incredibly unfortunate allergy to all types of food. He has had medical issues for all of his life, including muscle pains, headaches, and stomach convulsions. This GoFundMe campaign was created to help cover his many medical bills as doctors continue to try and figure out exactly what he suffers from.
Army veteran's final wish
Justin Fitch retired from the U.S. Army due to a devastating cancer diagnosis. Despite the fact that he only had a few months left, he wanted to leave something meaningful behind. Friends, family, and the Chive community helped raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to fulfill Justin's dream of building a peaceful veteran retreat center.
Diabetic alert dog for 5-year-old boy
Lucas Hembree, 5, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in April of 2015. After hearing about the dangers associated with the condition, his parents decided that getting a diabetic alert dog would help to manage Lucas' symptoms. Friends and family rallied together to donate on GoFundMe.
JUNE 2015
Donations pour in for burn victim
Alex was attending a celebration at a water park in Taiwan when he and the rest of the 1000-person crowd caught fire due to a technical mishap. Alex sustained second and third degree burns on 90% of his body. Friends and family created a GoFundMe to help Alex out as he began the long recovery process.
Support for family of fallen officer
Sonny Kim, a highly respected 27-year veteran of the police force, was shot and killed in the line of duty in June of 2015. Support flew from around the world in for his wife and three sons during their time of need.
Medical help for shark bite victim
Kiersten Yow was attacked by a shark while swimming at a beach in North Carolina. Luckily, first responders were able to save her life, but Kiersten had to start treatment immediately at a local hospital for many serious injuries.
Loyal customers surprise shop owner
Hemant owns a small shop in the lobby of a large office building and knows everyone by name. The last time he took a vacation was five years ago, and it was only for one day. His loyal patrons came together on GoFundMe to surprise Hemant with the funds for a much-needed vacation for him and his family.
Firefighter saves his own family's life
Aaron Van Riper, a husband and father of one, is a firefighter in Huntsville, Texas. During a call where he responded to a head on collision, Aaron was horrified to discover that his own wife and son were the victims. They were rushed to a nearby hospital where they began immediate treatment, and luckily are both on the mend.
Support for talented paralympic athlete
Despite losing his leg at the age of 15, Paul Peterson is now an extremely fast runner and talented athlete. He was slated to compete in the National Paralympic Championships in June of 2015, but all three of his prosthetic legs were stolen right before the race. In just a few days, hundreds of people helped raise enough money to replace them all.
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