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    Bianca Soricello of Neptune will soon begin her senior at Monmouth University.  While she should be anticipating an awesome year and graduation, she's preparing for the worst, as her mom, Lisa Failla, desperately needs a kidney transplant. Bianca organized this GoFundMe page asking for support. "My mother’s kidney disease has rapidly jumped from stage 4 to a 4.6 and rising." she writes. "She is now looking at dialysis and kidney transplant surgery. In order to avoid dialysis and the decline in her way of life, we are looking for potential live donors to give her a second chance at life." The daughters and their aunt also are being tested as possible kidney donors.  Supporters have contributed nearly half the $10,000 goal in just a few hours, bringing Lisa that much closer to a brand new life. Click here to donate to the GoFundMe page..
    RANCHO CORDOVA (CBS13) — After a week of asking questions, a GoFundMe to support Ukraine’s largest children’s hospital is unfrozen and back online. “One morning, without any notification, [the] page is not working,” Vlad Skots said. READ MORE: 2 Dogs Killed In Citrus Heights Apartment FireSkots is the founder of the Ukrainian American House in Rancho Cordova. When Russia invaded Ukraine, the nonprofit pivoted to help share updates and support Ukraine. The latest move to help was putting together a GoFundMe for the country’s largest children’s hospital. “There is no plan B, only plan A,” Skots said. The children’s hospital was one we shared back in February with the story of a 7-year-old boy who survived a Russian attack but lost his family—an especially heartwrenching story out of the invasion. READ MORE: 'All We Can Do Is The Right Thing': Sherri Papini Appears In Court For First Time Since Admitting 2016 Kidnapping Was HoaxImages of the young boy in surgery at the hospital were one of the reasons Skots wanted to help the facility directly. At the end of March,...
    Facebook/GoFundMe Tyler Bailey Tyler Bailey is a Bradley Police Officer in Illinois who is recovering in the hospital after being shot in the head at a hotel by a suspect who is also accused of murdering his partner, Sgt. Marlene Rittmanic. Bailey survived the attack, but he is severely injured. How can you help Bailey and his family? There is a GoFundMe page to help them called “Officer Tyler Bailey’s Brave Fight.” You can find it here. “We must do everything in our power to take care of the men and women law enforcement professions who serve and protect us along with their families when tragedy strikes. God Bless,” wrote one man who donated on the page. “Keep fighting Tyler ❤️ This world needs officers like you. A big heart & a need to fight the good fight,” a woman wrote. There are also several fundraisers to help the Bailey family, which you can learn more about below. The Kankakee County State’s Attorney announced that he is seeking the federal death penalty against the two suspects, who are...
    Seneca Valley Raiders Hayden Regal Hayden Regal was a member of the Seneca Valley Raider National Football team whose death has left many people grieving in Pennsylvania. Seneca Valley Raider Nation Football wrote a tribute to Regal on its Facebook page. Here’s how you can help Regal’s family: A GoFundMe page to help Regal’s family has raised more than $39,000. “It’s is with the heaviest of hearts that I write this post. On Wednesday, December 15th, we tragically lost Hayden Regal, one of our own,” the team wrote. The cause of death was not immediately clear. According to his obituary, “Hayden Scott Regal, age 15, of Evans City, passed away at his home on Wednesday, December 15, 2021.” A woman whose son played football with Regal wrote on Facebook, “Hayden is a son, a brother, a grandson, a nephew, a cousin, a friend, a leader, a student, an athlete. He is a child & no parent should ever have to grieve the loss of their child. You will be so missed sweet boy!” She encouraged people to donate...
    Hollywood, Fla. (CBSMiami) – It’s the unfortunate reality these days, fake crowdfunding pages will go up along with legitimate ones. CBS 4 found multiple pages created for fallen Hollywood Officer Yandy Chirino Thursday morning, but there’s only one official page, this one. CBS4 contacted Hollywood Police about the pages, they said the family confirms they’re only in contact with organizer, Jovany Coronado. In addition, they say, watch out for potential fake accounts, because unfortunately, it happens all the time. READ MORE: Parkland Activist Dad Fred Guttenberg Joins Anti-Gun GroupGoFundMe also told CBS4, “In this case, we have seen multiple fundraisers in response and we’ve reached out to all organizers to better understand their connection to the Chirino family.” “A red flag that we do see though is if there are only 1 or 2 donations,” David McClellan, Social Catfish CEO said. McClellan’s company tracks scams and helps verify if someone is real online. “One of the things you can do with a Gofundme page, typically they’ll have an image and you can run on that image, and see where that...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Some residents of Crestview Towers, a condo building deemed unsafe in North Miami Beach, say they have nowhere to go. They’re now pleading for help. “I’m pleading and asking anyone in the community to step forward, and that’s why I created the GoFundMe page,” said North Miami Beach Mayor Anthony DeFillipo. READ MORE: Have You Seen Ashley Espinoza-Sanchez? Missing Woman Last Seen At Hard Rock Stadium DeFillipo said his heart hurts when thinks of the about 300 residents who were displaced when Crestview Towers was deemed unsafe. In his capacity as resident, he made the bold move to create a GoFundMe to raise money for his neighbors. “Unfortunately, some of these people have been kind of like kicked in the stomach again and they had to kick the reset button again,” said DeFillipo. “And it’s very heart wrenching to see they have to go through this and start all over again with nothing whatsoever, then we have a meal to put on their table.” The majority of the residents who are renters have temporarily been placed in...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Josh Marcus is the owner of Josh’s Deli and his business, along with others along Harding Avenue, lost all the foot traffic and customers when the street was closed shortly after the Champlain Towers South collapsed in Surfside. “The business itself stopped, it just stopped, they stopped the street, and there’s no traffic,” said Marcus. READ MORE: Tobacco Tax Dispute Goes To Florida Supreme Court The streets were closed for first responders and other emergency personnel. “Less hours, less tips and that goes for every one of the streets and it’s not just owners in and other things. It’s the servers, dishwashers, food runners, all their financial situation have been impacted so a lot of people need help,” said Marcus. The Mayor of Surfside, Charles Burkett, said he recognizes the problem and is trying to help. READ MORE: Condo Collapse: Building Experts Begin Taking A Closer Look At Champlain Towers North “I wrote an email to my manager and asked him to help me put together a GoFundMe page for the business district, so we can...
    REAL Housewives of Salt Lake City star Jen Shah's GoFundMe page to help with her legal fees was taken down after fans blasted it as "disgusting." Jen's cousin had set it up not even 24 hours previous to it either being deleted or taken down. 10Jen Shah's cousin had set up a GoFundMe page to cover her legal feesCredit: Bravo 10The campaign was taken down less than 24 hours after it was first published On Sunday, Danny Filipe shared on his social media that he had set up a GoFundMe page for his cousin, Jen. He claimed she was in dire need of assistance for her legal fees after she allegedly scammed elderly customers into paying her thousands of dollars, which resulted in her arrest back in March. The GoFundMe page aimed to raise over $2.5 million from her fans, adding in the description box: "We are asking 10,000 caring souls to donate $250. "Jen is facing decades incarcerated in prison separated from her family if she is unable to mount a competent and well-thought-out defense. 10Her cousin Danny...
    A COUPLE have been slammed after asking strangers to cough up £2,500 to renovate their new home. Adam Stark and Ali Jennings set up a GoFundMe page to raise cash to spruce up their "dated" house in Stapenhill, Staffordshire as they say they are "key workers". 3Adam Stark and Ali Jennings set up a GoFundMe page to raise cash to do up their new homeCredit: BPM 3The couple have raised just £10 as locals refused to cough up for their house makeoverCredit: BPM But they raised just £10 as disgusted members of the public branded their fundraising appeal "unbelievable" in a furious backlash. The couple, who met on Tinder, bought the house just before Christmas and moved in at the start of the year. They claimed the previous owner, an elderly man, hadn't given the home a makeover in up to 30 years. After setting up the GoFundMe page they asked if people could provide items for their kitchen or bathroom, adding they "didn't mind" if they were second-hand. 'RIDICULOUS' And the couple asked if tradesmen could "donate" a day to...
    GoFundMe Carl Mock Carl Mock was a wilderness guide who lived in West Yellowstone, Montana and died from injuries suffered when he was mauled by a grizzly bear, according to a GoFundMe page. Charles Mock, 40, was fishing alone near the Baker’s Hole campground about three miles from West Yellowstone when he was attacked Thursday. He was able to call 911 and rushed to an Idaho Falls hospital, according to the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Department. Mock died in the hospital Saturday, the fundraising page said. Mock was a guide for Backcountry Adventures, who described him as a “dear friend.” Here’s what you need to know:Mock Suffered a Massive Stroke & Died Days After the Attack, Which Friends Called ‘A Terrible Shock’ Family and friends of Carl Mock, who was attacked by a grizzly bear on Thursday, say that he passed away this morning: https://t.co/DwkxGv91NV — KRTV Great Falls MT (@KRTV) April 18, 2021 A GoFundMe page organized by Keith Johnson announced Saturday, April 17 that Mock suffered a massive stroke and died in the hospital,...
    A GoFundMe page that was set up to cover Meghan Markle’s and Prince Harry’s mansion reportedly worth $14.65 million only raised around $110. Anastasia Hanson, 56, told The Sun in a recent report she created the crowdfunding campaign to cover the mortgage of the nine-bedroom, 16-bathroom mansion after hearing the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey. In the interview, 36-year-old Prince Harry explained he had been “cut off” financially by the palace after stepping down from royal roles. (RELATED: Meghan Markle And Prince Harry To Have ‘Intimate’ Sit-Down Interview With Oprah) GoFundMe to pay off Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s mortgage goes bust https://t.co/5AwxWSm8iy pic.twitter.com/IXAHFt0W4M — New York Post (@nypost) March 16, 2021 “When they came to the USA, they were without jobs and with limited funds,” added Hanson, who lives close to the royal couple’s estate in swanky Montecito, California.  (RELATED: Meghan Markle’s Rep Denies Former Advisor To The Duchess Filed Bullying Complaint Against Her) “They’ve stated that they’ve had a very rough time, so this fundraiser is a way to give help, compassion, and...
    PASADENA, Calif. (KABC) -- A GoFundMe page has been set up in support of a 10-year-old boy who was shot while playing in front of his Pasadena home on Valentine's Day.Family members say Mario Ramirez is currently in stable condition but will have a long road to recovery.The shooting happened around 3 p.m. Sunday near Garfield Avenue and Parke Street, just a block from the Villa Park Community Center. Police say the boy was hit by gunfire more than once.Authorities believe two to three people were in the getaway car, described as a light-colored sedan.While they're unsure what sparked the shooting, police say they don't believe the boy was the intended target.Nearly $13,000 in donations had been raised for his recovery through the GoFundMe page as of Tuesday morning.
    Tessica Brown. Tessica Brown/Instagram Gorilla Glue Girl says she'll give $20,000 to a foundation run by the doctor who saved her hair. Tessica Brown raised more than $23,000 on GoFundMe after going viral for her hair mishap. TMZ reports she'll donate to the Restore Foundation, Michael Obeng's reconstructive surgery non-profit. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Tessica Brown, the woman who went viral after putting Gorilla Glue in her hair instead of hairspray, says she'll give $20,000 she raised through a GoFundMe page to a foundation run by the surgeon who saved her hair. Louisiana resident Brown went viral in early February after she posted videos on her Instagram and Twitter, saying her hair had been stuck in place for more than a month because she'd used Gorilla Glue as a substitute for hairspray. After garnering huge attention on the internet, LA-based surgeon Dr. Michael Obeng offered to try to fix Brown's hair for free. Earlier this week, TMZ posted video footage of Obeng operating on Brown's hair. Videos from after the procedure showed Brown was also...
    London (CNN)Musician Taylor Swift has donated $30,000 to help an 18-year-old student realize her dream of becoming a mathematician.Vitoria Mario set up a GoFundMe page to raise the £40,000 ($53,000) she needed to attend university to study math, and with Swift's donation she hit her goal.Mario, a young Black woman who was "unable to utter a word in English" when she moved to the UK from Portugal in 2016, still achieved top grades in her GCSEs -- exams usually taken by English students at the end of their fifth year in secondary school -- in 2018.This summer, she achieved the highest grades possible in her final high school exams, receiving an offer to study Mathematics at the University of Warwick. Swift has a history of donating to individuals and charitable causes.Mario -- whose father is dead and whose mother remains in Portugal -- wrote on GoFundMe about her financial struggles in trying to pursue higher education, explaining that she was not eligible for loans or grants, because she does not have "Home" status in the UK. Read MoreSwift apparently came...
    c/o thyme + bloom Local private chef, Joy Haskins (pictured), better known as Chef Joy, is on a mission to bring a marketplace and community garden to Tampa. On June 28, the chef created a GoFundMe page looking to raise $10,000 to launch Thyme + Bloom Market. “My mission as a chef and a Black woman is to help heal and support my people by strengthening the relationship between food and community. It is critical for us to be knowledgeable of and provide ourselves with nutritional options, form healthy habits and maintain sustainable lifestyles,” the fundraising page reads. Chef Joy is the founder of EatsandSuch, a multi-specialty food service company offering food preparation services from onsite private meal preparation to charcuterie displays and hands-on cooking lessons, and nutritional services for expecting and postpartum families. You can also snag homemade spice blends, sauces, syrups and butters. Chef Joy is still hunting for the parcel that’ll be home for her first brick-and-mortar, but when it opens she hopes to bring healthy and affordable food to Tampa with a fresh food eatery and...
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