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By the time you’ve read this article, I should probably change the title to “Social Media Users Raise $100k in 1 Day”.

Imgur users (self-style Imgurians) got behind Michelle Nagelvoort’s request for help to raise money for Ronan Winter who’s dying of Stage 4 Esophageal Cancer, when she posted the story on the popular social media site.

Michelle uploaded images of Ronan, with a moving story of his life and family under the title “I'm sorry Imgur, but I could use some help” in the faint hope that she might raise awareness and perhaps money to go towards the target of raising£100,000.


Within hours the post had over a thousand replies and the total donation on the gofundme page had rocketed. At the time of writing this blog, the post has over 212k views and over 2500 comments with $48,460 raised by 1724 people, many of whom are thought to be Imgurians. Everytime the donation page is refreshed the total goes up by a couple of hundred dollars and it might be the $100,000 goal is reached in less than two days, highlighting the magic of online social communities.

Click here to read the full story on Imgur and here to donate on gofundme.

Imgur is an image sharing site, with many users sharing funny images and gifs.