When 11-year-old Amelia Sawalich wanted to help her friend Nevaeh (below, pink hat) and her family in their battle against cancer, she turned to crowdfunding platform Piggybackr to raise funds. She set an initial goal of $5,000 and went to work promoting the campaign.
30 days later, she had received $14,325 from people all over the country. The story garnered some attention in the news, and the campaign brought Amelia and 6-year-old Nevaeh closer together.
Nevaeh’s most recent scans show no sign of cancer, but years of treatments have caused some nerve damage that will require ongoing rehab. These funds will help in funding that effort.
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