GOOD NEWS Strangers Raise Funds to Help 108-Year-Old Woman Remain in Home
A 108-year-old woman has thanked the more than 800 donors who helped her raise the $40,000 necessary to have her remain in her assisted living home.
Carrie Lou Rausch, 108, has been living at the Sunrise on the Scioto home in Columbus, Ohio, for the past three years, but her funds were running dry and the home does not accept Medicaid, according to CNN.
Through a GoFundMe page, people who do not even know Rausch raised enough money to allow her to remain in the home.
"At this time, when there is so much hostility and division and self-centeredness in the country, that this many people can show care for a total stranger, this renews my faith that humans are good," said Rausch's daughter Susan Hatfield, who posted the above video on Facebook. "That has been amazing for my whole family."
Hatfield began the campaign in October as a last-ditch effort to keep her mother, who turned 108 on Jan. 3, in her current home.
The bulk of the donations coincided with Rausch's birthday celebration, which local news organizations covered.
"This whole campaign started small and grew little by little, and then suddenly just exploded," Hatfield told ABC News. "It's just a miracle."
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