UK Mother, Nikki Smith, wanted to take she and her daughters on a trip of a lifetime to Walt Disney World. With only part-time employment, she never thought she would be able to afford the trip before her daughters, ages 10 and 12, would be too old to experience all the magic. So, she decided to create a GoFundMe.com account to raise the money to fund the holiday. Smith said, “I love my children and my job. I’m a carer and I haven’t been able to get any more hours at work. Nights are not easy to come by, I do try.”
Smith’s initial goal was 5,000 pounds which is equal to about $6,389.32 in American dollars. She surpassed that goal and is already over the 7,000 pound mark or $8,944.98.
Even though her page was shared over 18,000 times on Facebook, she was still met with much criticism from others. Smith is quoted as saying, “Some of the comments were disgusting… People have been comparing me to a homeless beggar and things like that. I’m absolutely traumatized by it all… I don’t go on my Facebook any more because all my friends have been sharing it and I’m quite scared about my children going to school and being picked on.”
To thank everyone that contributed to reaching her goal, Smith posted, “I just want to thank you all again, we are going to Disneyworld summer 2018… I will post pics when we are back ! You are all angels … xxx”
I attempted to see what the current total raised for the campaign but it appears to have been taken down or ended.
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