GoFundMe is a crowdfunding platform that allows people to raise money for events ranging from life events such as celebrations and graduations to challenging circumstances like accidents and illnesses. From 2010 to 2017, over $5 billion was raised on the platform for over two million individual campaigns and 50 million donors. For personal campaigns in the US, Canada, and the UK, GoFundMe is a free platform. The company is based in Redwood City, California, with offices in San Diego, California and Dublin, Ireland, and operations in France, Spain, Germany, and the UK.

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  • https://medium.com/media/020f4bb7a65d6d31b566675ba7fb6103/hrefA Miracle on School StreetA GoFundMe Studios Original Production“Life is very good. Life is even better when you’ve met someone who’s died and come back to life.”George Dakin, Jr. was waiting for a ferry when he suddenly collapsed in the parking lot. His heart was stopped for 28 minutes before doctors revived him. Later, the doctors tol...

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  • https://medium.com/media/f4096bbca54a43cab2d7de1a259974f8/hrefKyllee’s KidneyA GoFundMe Studios Original ProductionWhen she was a teenager, Kyllee Wills’s uncle was diagnosed with late-stage cancer. The doctors said that his only hope would be a bone marrow transplant. Unfortunately, that transplant never came, and her uncle passed away. On that day, Kyllee pledged to become an organ donor and sav...

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  • https://medium.com/media/54308e4e298bd68a008e34b9f66ac378/hrefDeportedA GoFundMe Studios Original Production“June 12 of 2017 was when our nightmare came true.”30 years ago, teenage Jacques Mirachian was brought to the US by family escaping the civil war in Lebanon. He applied for asylum but was denied. He couldn’t return to his war-torn country, so he took the risk and overstayed his visa. Meanwhi...

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  • GoFundMe Heroes celebrates the everyday people who do extraordinary things on GoFundMe.“When I come into the schools and bring the bikes to these kids and watch them smile, it’s amazing.”In 2001, Howard Cato was shot seven times. He lost a lung and became paralyzed from the waist down. He wasn’t sure if he would walk again. But while lying in his hospital bed, all Howard could think about was his ...

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  • A behind-the-scenes look at GoFundMe’s brand-new podcast, True Stories of Good PeopleKelsea Little interviews Taylor and Toni Richardson in Jacksonville, Floridaby Kelsea LittleYou know how some people say you should never meet your heroes? I wholeheartedly disagree. In the past 318 days I have not only had the honor of meeting eighteen of my heroes, but also got the opportunity to sit down and in...

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  • Get ready to feel inspired by life-changing acts of kindness by everyday peopleToday, we are very excited to launch GoFundMe’s first ever podcast, True Stories of Good People. In each episode, your host Kelsea Little sits down with someone who is making a difference in other people’s lives, or has had their life changed by someone kind. We hope you end each episode feeling inspired to do some good...

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  • https://medium.com/media/1c2d325addfbcc85e2f1957651754375/hrefIn 2015, Sonya’s son was born with spina bifida. The doctors in her small Bulgarian town told her that he wouldn’t be able to walk. Then, local authorities took her newborn from her and put him in an institution 100 miles away. Sonya didn’t have a choice, and she knew that the facility could not give him the love and attention he needed...

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  • GoFundMe Kid Heroes celebrates the kids who are using GoFundMe to change their communities and the world.“It makes me so happy to see them happy in their new homes. I just want to rescue as many dogs as possible.”13-year-old Molly Wogan has always loved animals, but it wasn’t until her family adopted two rescue dogs that she realized her true calling. Her pups Riley and Gracie were in a high-kill ...

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  • George Dakin Jr. doesn't remember when he hit the parking lot pavement, or that his heart completely stopped for 28 minutes. But he'll never forget Austin Davis—the homeless man who saved his life. Now, George's grateful family is attempting to repay an impossible debt to the hero who saved their father. Visit the GoFundMe: http://bit.ly/2JmFrcx

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  • Three-year-old Kaylee was born with cerebral palsy. And as she grew, it became difficult for her to keep up with her older sister, Isabelle. It broke Kaylee’s parents’ hearts to watch her struggle to walk. And they knew they had to find a solution before their girl grew any bigger. So one day, they set an ambitious goal: Somehow, some way, they would find a service dog and bring it to Alaska to he...

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  • Three-year-old Kaylee was born with cerebral palsy. And as she grew, it became difficult for her to keep up with her older sister, Isabelle. It broke Kaylee’s parents’ hearts to watch her struggle to walk. And they knew they had to find a solution before their girl grew any bigger. So one day, they set an ambitious goal: Somehow, some way, they would find a service dog and bring it to Alaska to he...

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  • Since 2015, Preston Sharp has been placing flags and flowers on the graves of his hometown's veterans. He doesn't want to stop there, so he's turning his mission into a nationwide movement to honor all our nation's fallen heroes. Visit Preston's GoFundMe: http://bit.ly/2L3onJc

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  • “In a city with so many resources, there are still people who struggle to survive. So I thought, ‘What can I do to help?’”Last August, college senior Kaitlin McLean saw a video about people who crochet plastic bags into yarn—or “plarn.” Kaitlin thought it was a cool idea. But it wasn’t until she walked downtown and saw people sleeping on the streets that she saw its true promise: Maybe she could t...

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  • https://medium.com/media/1265e0a02633060105f27cc30a67a372/href“Rather than wait for the positive change…I decided I wanted to be that change myself.”When she was three years old, Shaza Saker moved to Rome, Italy from Syria. She grew up, went to school, and started working for the United Nations. But she never forgot about her roots or the people she left behind. When the Syrian refugee crisis hit ...

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  • GoFundMe Kid Heroes celebrates the kids who are using GoFundMe to change their communities and the world.“It has been awesome. It’s just amazing that I can do something for a veteran.”Three years ago on Veterans Day, 10-year-old Preston Sharp went with his mom to visit his grandfather’s grave. When he arrived at the cemetery, he expected to see flags and flowers at the veterans’ graves. But there ...

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  • https://medium.com/media/7e61a205d2a09e1928a63faa83c88940/hrefSisters Bibiana and Tindi were born without pigment in their skin, hair, and eyes. With albinism, people are unable to tan, so their skin can’t protect them from the sun’s harsh rays, and many suffer from eye problems or blindness. But in Bibiana and Tindi’s case, those were the least of their worries. Because in their home country of T...

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  • Last August, Jake was born a happy, healthy puppy. But at three weeks old, something changed. Jake couldn’t hold down food, and he kept losing weight. His owner, Beth, rushed him to the vet, where she learned that Jake had megaesophagus—and there was no cure. They suggested euthanasia, but Beth refused to give up on her boy. And so began an unlikely journey involving a bucket, a trash can, and a c...