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Operation Get Melissa to the Gala!

Organized by: Ryan Levitz

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December 23, 2016

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EVENT DATE Nov 12, 2016

THE STORY:

Melissa Smith was one of the early recipients of the the Chive Charities grants and flash charity campaigns. Long story short, Melissa hasn't been dealt a great hand in life. After beating cancer, twice, she became paralyzed. The paralysis was caused by the radiation used to beat the cancer. See the full story here: https://chivecharities.org/story/melissa-smith.   In 2013, The Chive and Chive Nation raised $450,000 for her. This money was used to get her into a house that is 100% accessible to her now that she is in a wheelchair. Every year for the past 3 years, The Chive has put on the Green Gala; an event where all of the Green Members, members that donate $100 a month to the Chive Fund, get together in Austin to mingle with each other and meet some of the recipients of their donations. I got to meet Melissa at the first 2 Galas and her story really touched my heart. She wasn't at the 3rd Gala, and I was bummed. November 12, 2016 is the 4th Gala. I want to get Melissa out there again. I have been in contact with her over the past few days. I am personally paying for her flight to Austin and her hotel. This is a lot of money, but the amount of joy that it will bring Melissa makes it a no-brainer. I am asking for help in funding this. Whether I hit my goal, or don't even get 1 cent in donations, Melissa will still be there. Any extra money that I raise will go towards making her trip more comfortable (better hotel, better airline seat, etc), or to a charity. Melissa will be the one to decide this.

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To This Fundraiser

$263

 

26% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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  • Christina

    $10

  • Alyssa Grass

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Nikki

    $20

  • Ajaye

    $25

  • Rick Mendoza

    $25

  • BigPoppaChive

    $33

  • Gino/Greensboro Chive

    $50

  • Eric G.

    $50

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Organized by

Ryan Levitz

This is a direct to organizer fundraiser.

Donor Comments

Eric G.

Eric G.

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Gino/Greensboro Chive

Gino/Greensboro Chive

DONATION: $50

Melissa was the ignition that started Greensboro Chive's engines. Can't wait to meet her! 1 year ago

BigPoppaChive

BigPoppaChive

DONATION: $33

1 year ago

Rick Mendoza

Rick Mendoza

DONATION: $25

Her story is what kicked off my donating to CC and subsequent membership. I will gladly chip in for this. 1 year ago

Ajaye

Ajaye

DONATION: $25

Have fun Melissa 1 year ago

Nikki

Nikki

DONATION: $20

KCCO 1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

KCCO 1 year ago

Alyssa Grass

Alyssa Grass

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Christina

Christina

DONATION: $10

1 year ago

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