My fundraiser for my friend Alejandro Mejia during this time where he has been diagnosed with incurable stage 4 Sarcoma has helped him out tremendously. It's one less thing he has to worry about, and was a wonderful way to rally support for a kid in need!
I found the GoFundMe website very easy to use - even for a novice at such things. Also, the support person that I contacted (Theresa) was very helpful and obviously a caring person. Most importantly GoFundMe worked for me and I actually exceeded my goal.
GoFundMe has been an incredible help to or cause. After a close friend was involved in a car accident he had life threatening injuries. Thanks to this campaign we are able to raise a lot of help and support for his family which will include medical bills.
We were confident this was the right platform to go with. What drew us to GoFundMe was that it was a good flexible site where we could get up quickly and reach out to a broad audience. There were no costs associated. We got online and the response has been tremendous. The outpouring from friends, family and people we had never and probably will never meet was very uplifting.
We’re so grateful for GoFundMe. It’s a platform that’s free and makes it easy to share our story. It’s difficult to share your hardship, but GoFundMe makes it easier to talk about it and explain your needs. I encourage everyone who is going through some kind of challenge or hardship in their life to consider using GoFundMe.
This was a difficult decision, to use gofundme, because the reason was to help our daughter at a difficult time in her life. It's hard to ask people for donations, difficult. HOWEVER, this process, this program, made something good to happen even though difficult. We did make our goal. Our daughter was able to get the money she needs to pay the doctor bills required out of pocket that does not get covered by her insurance. PLUS, the feeling of community we all experienced from everyone who helped us added to her being able to face what is coming with more confidence. The team at gofundme were an integral part of the whole experience. Even when we had question, someone wrote back to us and made available consultation and advice. This was a good experience.
I turned to GoFundMe when my dog Beau had a veterinary emergency days before rent was due. I reached out to a friend for emotional support while Beau was being treated & they suggested starting a campaign to help. Having donated to campaigns in the past I was familiar with how things worked and I got the campaign set up quickly because GoFundMe made the process so simple. Within a day the goal I set to cover the emergency care and follow up blood work was 80% reached within 6 hours. I can't express how grateful I am for having GoFundMe as an option in this situation and for the support of friends and strangers in this financial time of need.
I’m so grateful for GoFundMe and I know my family is greatful for this platform as well. Just knowing that this platform cares about people’s stories and knowing that people have hardships is amazing to see. I don’t know what I’d do other wise. I’m so glad to have something that gets my grandma excited when she sees people donating, it gives her hope in this hard time.
This is the first time I have set one up for someone I know. It was so easy and wow, what a response! I have often donated and didn't realize how quickly the responses are! My sister's home had a fire and she lost everything including all her animals, it was horrible. Having the ability to raise funds for her quickly eased her burden a bit. Thank you
I hadn't slept in over a week due to my stress over finances. I had just been diagnosed with cancer and would have to take time off for the upcoming tests, surgery, and recovery needed to beat this diagnosis. I was apprehensive about starting a GoFundMe...partially because I don't like asking for help and partially because I know that others are struggling far worse than myself. Even still, I took a risk and submitted my fundraiser. The people in my life showed up beyond what I could have ever imagined. I had no idea so many people cared about me. Folks from all over the world donated and said kind things about how I had impacted their lives. I am beyond grateful for the GoFundMe platform and even more grateful to the friends and family who donated in order for me to be okay during my cancer journey. Needless to say, I'm finally sleeping again.