Success Stories

GoFundMe is a platform built on the generosity of individuals around the world. Together, the GoFundMe community has changed the lives of millions of people. With over $9 billion raised from more than 120 million donations, we’re just getting started. Below are a few GoFundMe success stories to help inspire you to start a fundraiser of your own.

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Free Laundry Friends

What started as a small act of kindness grew into something much bigger. Seven families in the Bay Area teamed up to provide free laundry to underserved communities affected by the coronavirus pandemic. They raised over $21,000 to continue helping people pay for costs associated with getting their laundry done.

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Cancer Teen Wedding Fund

Brady was first diagnosed with cancer at the age of 15. As he battled Ewing Sarcoma, his girlfriend, Mollie, was always by his side making sure his hospital stay was as comfortable as possible. When his cancer returned in 2018, Mollie and Brady decided that their only regret would be not getting married if Brady’s health worsened. With the goal of marrying the love of his life, Brady started a fundraiser and ended up nearly doubling his original goal of $15,000. In July of 2019, Brady and Mollie got married.

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A Dream Come True for Diego

When 12-year-old Diego was diagnosed with a terminal illness, his family wanted to fulfill his biggest dreams. Diego had always wanted to go to a Redskins football game, so a family friend started a fundraiser that raised over $6,000. Diego’s family was able to take him to the football game of his dreams—and he even got the chance to meet John Cena.

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Senior Cat Rescue Marathon

Every year, Dr. Peter H. Soboroff runs a marathon with the goal of raising money to remove senior cats from being placed on kill lists in animal shelters. In 2019, Dr. Soboroff raised $50,000 to save countless senior cats from an unnecessarily early end and ultimately help them get the health care that they need.

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Tuskegee Airman Family

Tuskegee Airman SSgt. Homer Hogues was in need of a walk-in shower and 24/7 professional care. To pay for his care, his daughter Barbara started a GoFundMe. Their fundraiser brought in more money than they could have imagined, covering Homer's bathroom remodel and assisting with extraneous medical costs. They even received a mobility van that was donated to them by Cowtown Warriors.

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Find Amanda

When Amanda went missing while hiking on the Hawaiian island of Maui, her family started a fundraiser to cover the costs of search efforts. Amanda was eventually found 17 days later by a private helicopter that was funded through donations made to their GoFundMe. Extra funds donated to her campaign are now being used to improve hiker safety and search efforts on the Hawaiian islands.

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The World Letter

Cocovan decided she wanted to write a love letter to the world—and she wanted one person from every country in the world to sign it. She started a fundraiser and raised nearly $4,000 to continue her pursuit of bringing The World Letter to more countries.

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Help Sean Lashgari Fight for His Life

Sean was competing in Ironman events when he fell ill and was diagnosed with a rare heart disease that changed his life. To help him overcome mountains of medical debt and focus on treatment, his friends set up a GoFundMe that raised nearly $24,000.

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