So I got a retweet, from Samual L. Jackson of all people, to a webpage that's asking for donations for Karen H Klein (the woman in the video) so she can take a vacation. If I'm reading the page right, they want to raise $5,000, and are at $94,000.
I don't think "having their feelings hurt" is a really good reason to start a fund raiser for someone.
I think its a nice gesture, I mean this lady is probably a volunteer, or maybe getting paid like minimum wage, if she's lucky. Sending her on a nice trip would be nice, but like everything on the internet, go big or go home. Like certain kickstarters people like to throw money at stuff. Honestly Im surprised its not at a higher amount, as this is all over the web. I'm guessing most people seen it was at such a high amount and decide not to donate.
Honestly I've considered 'internet begging' to see if anyone would donate to help me get my teeth fixed I have 26 teeth needing extractions, I've had no health insurance for 3 years, since getting laid off. I do have a part time job, the state program pays me to watch/help my father 4 hours a day, as he's disabled and cant be alone, while my disabled uncle (whom he lives with) is at the hospital, hes diabetic in a wheelchair because of his feet. I also get paid to help him with errands/cleaning. My dad has stage 4 liver failure, doctors told him he has less then 1 year to live, and if he forgets to take his medications, his ammonia lvls go up and he goes crazy, my uncle has stage 4 kidney failure and has to do dialysis daily.
So I work about 5~6 hours a day. The only 'insurance' they offered was cobra, and it didnt have dental iirc. I've been on the state aid list for 3 years, still waiting (Hate Badgercare). I figure, since its the internet, if you can find like 5000 people to donate 1 dollar I could pay for the surgery/dentures and finally being out of pain (My teeth are REALLY bad, like the teeth your dentist warns you about). I go tons of tylenol and ambesol.
Idk do you think it would even work, I wouldn't even know where to start. Meh sorry for rambling.