I’m not one to usually review things or give testimonials, but I can wholeheartedly say that YouCaring, along with family and friends, has helped us stay above water. On October 29th, my brother (31 y/o) was the victim of a life-threatening stroke. He only had about a 25% chance of living the first three months. He wasn’t even expected to say alive after the first week, so obviously, my mom and I took the time off, thinking he was going to pass. We wanted whatever time we had left. But he was a miracle and with each week and month that passed, he lived and is getting better much to the surprise of the entire hospital.
He was our main breadwinner, and our bills, both hospital and regular, were mounting. YouCaring helped us easily set up a fundraiser and gave us the comfort of not being like similar but much greedier companies. We only had to worry about my brother this entire time, I don’t know what we would’ve done without YouCaring. We’ve been blessed.
YouCaring has been the perfect platform to share my journey & inspire as many people as I can while beating Hodgkins Lymphoma. As humans it can be hard to ask for help, YouCaring makes it easier.
You Caring has been a fantastic platform and tool for helping to get Manni the service he needs. After learning of his conditions, we frantically began looking for a surgeon and how we could get the necessary funds to pay for the medical services. In just a few days we are 25% of the way there!! You Caring made getting his story out there quick and easy! Can't say enough good things. Now to find a surgeon!
I have been raising funds on YouCaring.com for my 16 year old son, Louie to go to a Wilderness Therapy Program in Utah. So far I've raised approximately $8,000. The site is easy to manage and I get notifications of donations as they are made. I am so very thankful to have this platform to get my son the help he needs. Reading comments made by the donators is encouraging and gives me strength. I never would have imagined myself doing something like this. I love my son and he needs to get intensive support through the WinGate Wilderness Therapy Program and the fundraiser is helping to make that happen.
My wife wanted to start a fundraiser to buy a wheelchair accessible van for transportation. I researched YouCaring because it did not charge a set percentage but rather a voluntary contribution. Many people were concerned about that so YouCaring was the way to go. I was able to raise enough money for a down payment, but then my wife got suddenly ill and died. I was able to contact all of the donors about returning their contributions, but everyone said to keep the money for medical bills and funeral costs. It was awkward at first, but being able to contact everyone and explain the situation worked well. Circumstances change. YouCaring was very professional and helpful throughout the whole process. The site was easy to use. I was 100% happy and would recommend YouCaring to anyone. Thanks, Frank Leahy
YouCaring has given me the opportunity to get the word out about the help needed for my little sanctuary. It is so hard to run it all on my own and I could not do it without help from others so I really appreciate having a place like this to ask for help and introduce my little piece of heaven.
I have used YouCaring to raise money for other families. One was a set of boys who lost their father suddenly. We were able to raise enough to cover the whole funeral. Last January a friend made a YouCaring campaign for me when I had a serious accident. It was a very easy process both giving and receiving via this site.
When my daughter was 20 weeks gestation, we discovered that she had very little chance at life. What chance she did have would certainly be possible only through multiple major surgeries, frequent hospitalizations- AND we would need to travel 2500 miles away from home for her complex care.
I can't quite describe what it's like. Having absolutely no reserves, and seeing this impossible wall of financial and medical complication towering over you- this giant glaring, deficit between what you have, and what you desperately need, viewing it all through heartache, and the kind of weariness only the broken hearted understand. Feeling the floor drop out beneath you as you watch each careful preparation disappear uselessly into the reality of your current situation, leaving you utterly stranded. Now put a newborn in the middle of this mess, along with a 2 year old, a 5 year old, and two 16 year olds....and that sums up where we were. It's terrifying.
I have often described this experience with my warrior baby as a journey. If that is so, then YouCaring has been our map. To say we were lost is an understatement, our whole world turned upside down on diagnosis day.
I started Sky's page just a few weeks before her birth, and when she was born, into this bright world full of medicine and procedures that both hurt and heal her, I found a soft place to land. Finally, I felt strong enough to face Sky's uncertain future.
They don't tell you how much harder it is to grow and heal (or even function, really) through an experience like this when you are consumed with thoughts of shelter and food, car payments and airline tickets...but YouCaring knows, and they have created this amazing platform that gives you a place to land, and to find your true north, even in the wild and terrible darkness of watching someone you love with every part of you, suffer and fade away.
We are forever grateful. This journey would be impossible in the very literal sense without this site.
If you are lost, look here, they have left a light on.
My brother in law just passed away on January 4th, 2017. He was only 34 and left behind 4 young, beautiful children. Myself and everyone who knew him are extremely heartbroken. I started a YouCaring fundraiser for his 4 children. I want to help save for their future..... Since their father won't be able to help them do so. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Our Kenneth Webster nursing care fund was the greatest help to us at such low point after my husband's paralysis became worse from his brain cancer. It was bad enough loosing his income but the cost of nursing home was beyond belief. Youcaring.com was far better than any other crowdfunding platform because they don't keep nearly as much as their competitor GoFundMe (which keeps 5%) keep that in mind.