Fundraising Campaign for Amy Marshall about Blood Flow - Indiegogo
Paying it forward for Amy
She actually doesn't know me at all, we never met, but I do understand and have sympathy for her pain she is going through today living with such a disease, mainly because my mom was diagnosed with cancer many years back, and had passed away back in late 2006.
Its not easy to deal with this reality, but as in many of my hubs I write, as well as comments I share with folks, I don't hesitate to share such a fact about my mom, since it helps me to cope with it all just a little bit.
Good Luck Amy, we're praying for you, for a potential recovery and the Lords good blessings
There are some causes on the planet that spark up some pretty awesome inspiration, and today I have located one worthy of mentioning.
Its being broadcast using Youtube from a helpless individual, who is fighting for dare life, with a blood flo disease, known as Carotid artery dissection. Her name is Amy and this is her story below in the Youtube video.
Actually to let folks know a bit more about this whole Indiegogo campaign, first I will get people much more familiar with what it actually is.
I actually joined the network a while back, and I also have posted my very own fund raising campaign there, for a web development project, but I will refrain from sharing it here, because this article is about paying it forward for Amy, and plus self promotional efforts are heavily frowned upon on hubpages, via a hub article.
What is Indiegogo?
This isn't an ordinary fundraising website at all, Indiegogo was started by one man who was determined to help his dad raise money, to potentially give his father a chance to get life saving surgery, so to rid his dad of bone marrow cancer.
Unfortunately for him his dad died from the cancer, and it dawned on him that this was an urgent issue that needed to be solved, so that countless others wouldn't suffer the same fate as him and his dad have. The mans name, who actually came up with the awesome idea of this sort of crowd funding network is Slava Rubin, and he made it his business to turn his idea, into a powerfully effective company teaming up with MTV years later to make it the platform it has become today on the world wide web. It's currently a network dedicated to helping people online, with similar issues he had faced seeking funding, and many more needs that stem into differing categories there.
How does it work?
Users who join Indiegogo, are allowed to load up their own relevant original content, (information, text, html images, video, links, web locations) and in order to support their fund raising campaign efforts, for many varying projects, reasons, and basic needs and request for contributions.
Once on the online network they can edit their profile, and add info as they see fit, and in the preferred format of their choosing.
A set of perks can be added to allow for their contributors, to also get something in return for being so kind to give and participate in such a cause. The difference between this and a normal charity, is that the member doesn't need to be a non-profit organization, nor do they have to meet up with people, this is purely digital sharing of funds using paypal.
Of course at the end of the year this will end up going onto the campaigners taxes, but its well worth it if they are there for a worthy cause to get funded, such as Amy has proven here in her Youtube video above.
Amy's current Indiegogo Status as of my publishing this hub-
A link to her Indiegogo campaign page is below the image, if folks would like to see what its like there, or if anyone chooses to help her out. Paying it forward like this, is yet another way to share the wealth on the web, on hubpages and beyond. I wish I had the money to help her, but hopefully people worldwide can find it in their heart to give Amy a helping hand, so far she has raised a total of 5,276 dollars out of a total of 15,000.
With gods blessing and the selfless help of other she shall reach her goals. She cannot go back to work, and this funding is meant to help her pay her bills, that she is in desperate need of taking care of. Yet a truly worthy cause for someone who is helpless at this moment, and has joined Indiegogo to reach out for assistance.
Amy's Indiegogo campaign raised a total of $8,419
This was a true success even though Amy Marshall didn't reach her project goal of $15,000. To tell you the truth I tried Indiegogo out myself, as I've also stated up above at the beginning of this hub, and to no avail I only raised $25 towards my campaign for web development, and so even though its no comparison to a real life situation such as contracting a potentially fatal disease, I do believe raising anything at all is a great accomplishment for today's economy, and harsh situations people currently are in worldwide today.
Lets hope for Amy's sake that this amount of money she has received will do some much needed justice for her living expenses, and daily needs she has while attempting to battle such a retched disease.