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'Team Tyler' Fund Raising Tops $40,000

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Credit: gofundme.com.
Credit: gofundme.com.
Fund raising organized in the Duluth and Johns Creek areas has topped $40,000 in support of a youth that has suffered seizures.

Posting on gofundme.com, Tina Martin said in part:

"I am very happy to report that with this $40,000+ raised online (and offline) AND with the $30,000 my family has paid out of pocket, we have successfully reached and exceeded anything that I every imagined this to be when I started this effort back in March.

I would like to announce the initial planning stages of the "Tyler Lillard Epilepsy FOUNDATION." This will be a non-profit foundation that will assist families in financial need of certain expenses during their hospital stay. I will tell you more in the near future as this project is in the initial planning stages."

GoFundMe is a Patch partner. Unlike other crowdfunding websites like Kickstarter, GoFundMe focuses more on helping people fund very personal goals. So in addition to traditional charitable causes, you may find someone who is asking for help financing a car payment or paying for a honeymoon. 

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-- Do you know of a project in town that deserves funding? Let us know in the comments, in a blog post on Duluth Patch, or head over to GoFundMe.com to start one.

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