More people are turning to crowdfunding sites to ask friends, and friends of friends, for help with medical bills, accident costs and much more. But, surprise: Strangers give, too.
When Matthew Foutz helped co-found the Human Tribe Project, a crowdfunding website that helps people raise funds for medical or other kinds of crises, he never thought he’d end up using it for his own family.
But two years ago, when his daughter Mia was 5, she was diagnosed with a brain tumor called a medulloblastoma. She had surgery, months of chemotherapy and radiation treatment, which left Mia, now 7, with permanent memory, mobility and endocrine issues.
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