Funds stream in for Ethan
WHEN the GoFundMe campaign for Roma’s own Ethan Kirkbride was set up 28 days ago, the community immediately jumped in to support him, opening their hearts and wallets to the teenager who was injured in a serious car crash.
Donations flooded in during the first few days of the campaign and they continued to stream in during the following days and weeks, showing the generosity of Roma knows no bounds.
As of noon yesterday, the fund to cover the teen’s medical bills ticked over to $31,662, exceeding the initial $30,000 goal.
In total, 188 donations from individuals, local businesses and cohorts from both of Roma’s schools all added up to make a difference.
The most recent update on the GoFundMe page, written more than a week ago by facilitator Marc Benson, thanked all donors for their support.
“On behalf of Ethan, Joanne and family, thank you so much,” Marc wrote.