Yesterday before Heston put his kids to bed, he left the above message on the family’s GoFundMe page. I think that about sums it up.
What began as a campaign to raise $30,000 for a small home addition for a sick child turned into wholesale clinic in internet fundraising. There isn’t an online community in the world that can accomplish what you have, Chivers. Heston texted me yesterday afternoon toward the beginning of the launch:
“John, the Chivers raised $30,000 in 20 minutes! Something strange is happening. It seems like the donations are actually coming in faster since they hit the goal??? What’s happening?!!!”
I replied, “Yeah the Chivers really shine AFTER the goal is hit. That’s their wheelhouse. They haven’t had a chance to destroy a goal lately. Brace yourself, it’s going to get crazy.”
And it did. The Chivers broke the $100,000 barrier in just a few hours. The total now is about to eclipse $140,000 with not signs of stopping. You really have changed a family and a child’s life forever and solidified your place as the most caring group of misfits the internet has ever seen. Well done.
John n’ Leo
The Stein Family has started a Facebook Page to keep everybody updated on Griffin’s progress.
You can continue to donate right here.