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Monica Aksamit.

A fencing Olympian revealed she raised $28,000 via GoFundMe so she can afford to go to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Monica Aksamit, 29, of Morganville, New Jersey, said that the cost of training and traveling to competitions is overwhelming, especially in fencing.

The worst Kickstarter projects of all time according to 2 podcasters who call out the most egregious

Here are some of the Kickstarter projects from recent years that stand out for their tastelessness, dubious financials, or mere bad ideas.

An 8-year-old boy fought off a mountain lion with a stick after it bit him in the head

The 8-year-old boy from Colorado is now recovering from the attack.

Teachers in the US are spending $500 of their own money on school supplies like crayons and chalk, and now they’re turning to a viral hashtag to...

Decreased government investment in K-12 education is leading public-school teachers to rely on GoFundMe to pay for the most basic classroom supplies.
A small sample of some of the hundreds of mass shooting-related GoFundMes.

Mass shootings are a deeply American phenomenon, and so is turning to GoFundMe to pay for shooting-related injuries

Weekend attacks at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, and a club in Dayton, Ohio, left 31 people dead and dozens of others injured — many of whom are asking for donations for healthcare.
Lee and Shannon Dingle.

A 37-year-old father of 6 died after being struck by a wave in a ‘freak accident’

Lee Dingle, a 37-year-old father of six died Friday after being struck by a wave at the beach. His wife Shannon called it a "freak accident."
The Facebook event was created by Anthony Dominick Carnovale a writer from Phoenix, Arizona.

There’s now an event encouraging people to ‘storm’ the Bermuda Triangle and more than 40,000 people have signed up

The event's organizer told INSIDER that he doesn't plan to travel to the mysterious region. Instead, he wants to organize a festival in Miami.
Conservative blogger and Quillette editor Andy Ngo gets sprayed with silly string and hit with eggs at a demonstration in Portland, Oregon.

After conservative blogger Andy Ngo tweeted that he was ‘attacked by antifa,’ a GoFundMe for his recovery raised over $100,000

A GoFundMe for conservative blogger Andy Ngo raised over $100,000 in less than 24 hours after Ngo tweeted he was "attacked by antifa" in Portland.
Pictured above is the meme that launched Gary Dunaier's notoriety.

The viral ‘Thumbs Down Guy’ just raised more than $3,900 on GoFundMe to pay his medical bills

Gary Dunaier became a viral sensation in 2017 when he was caught on stadium cameras giving a thumbs down after a pivotal Yankees play.
Felix is a survivor.

A cat snuck into a washing machine survived a 35-minute cycle

Stefani Carroll-Kirchoff, who lives in a suburb of Minneapolis, Minnesota, was horrified to find the kitten mixed in with her laundry.