Crowdfunding Health Care Costs: Ariella Barker Raised $25K In One Day

With the soaring costs of health care, some Americans are turning to online crowdfunding websites to raise money to pay for the care they need. One woman who started her digital campaign on Wednesday has already raised $25,000.

Ariella BarkerAriella Barker told HuffPost Live’s Alyona Minkovski that she has racked up thousands of dollars in medical bills trying to fight an infectious disease she contracted from a tick or head lice.

Barker, who works in New York City, said the only doctor she’s found who can treat her condition is in California. After exhausting her savings on treatment and travel, she decided to go public with a campaign on the online fundraising site GoFundMe.

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