On Sunday I Asked If You Wanted To Help And Donate To Free A Man From His Pain And Help A Love Story End Without Pain.
Yes Indeed, You Answered In A Way That Blew All Involved Away!
Here is the post if you haven't read it click here
The Overwhelming Response
I asked for @briancourteau to get donations so he could buy his cancer meds to help with his seizures as he battled his cancer. He had an immediate need for $150. I "backstopped it", basically ensuring he would get the money, but what happened was a truly amazing response from our community.
The money and upvotes came pouring in. The steemit community rallied to both Brian and @lynncoyle1's aid. Not only did we get him the $150 that night, we have now sent him $500 and over 90+ sbds. And that is just on steemit. There were many many donations directly through his paypal account (firstname.lastname@example.org). On top of that, the post has reached over $130 and the money from that post will also go to Brian.
The Overall Numbers That Brian Has Recieved
Here are the actual numbers (please feel free to look through my wallet and double check for any mistakes)
Total donations to paypal by me (my gift) - US$150
Total donations to paypal by @pennsif from converted donations - US$359.90
Total Steem sent to @briancourteau - $0.283
Total SBDs sent to @briancourteau - $91.997
Note: money sent direct to Brian is not included here. This is just what touched my account for transparency.
This is a list from Lynn as to the direct contributors too: Paypal @digitalmind, @sicbar, @delusionalmadman, @grace44, @robertandrew, @apolymask, @grace44, @countrygirl,@johnjgeddes, @spiritualmatters, @stevenwood, @simplymike, @sparkesy43, @wizardave, @traciyork, @robertandrew, @thedarkhorse, @deliberator and GoFundMe: LeNetta Huntoon
Post upvote balance right now is $138.24
Individual Donors To Brian Thru Me
Transfer 0.720 STEEM from @charisma777
Transfer 0.586 SBD from @charisma777
Transfer 3.000 SBD from @warpedpoetic
Transfer 3.000 SBD from @jan23com
Transfer 5.000 SBD from @jlsplatts
Transfer 0.331 SBD from @crypto-econom1st
Transfer 2.000 SBD from @gracefavour
Transfer 1.000 SBD from @bashadow
Transfer 22.000 SBD from @abh12345
Transfer 5.000 SBD from @spiritualmax
Transfer 15.000 STEEM from @simplymike
Transfer 1.467 SBD from @deliberator
Transfer 2.000 SBD from @leighleigh
Transfer 0.050 SBD from @sweetjoy
Transfer 2.192 SBD from @cryptkeeper17
Transfer 20.000 SBD from @paulag
Transfer 0.500 SBD from @pataty69
Transfer 18.144 SBD from @themanwithnoname
Transfer 5.000 STEEM from @carlgnash
Transfer 3.000 SBD from @pretty.dorky
Transfer 8.436 SBD from @paintingangels
Transfer 2.500 SBD from @beeyou
Transfer 2.000 STEEM from @beeyou
Transfer 5.000 STEEM from @butterb
Transfer 14.296 SBD from @johndoer123
Transfer 5.000 SBD from @youhavewings
Transfer 3.000 SBD from @leeart
Transfer 2.000 SBD from @emekacollins
Transfer 5.000 SBD from @binkley
Transfer 4.000 SBD from @foxyspirit
Transfer 0.106 SBD from @faustofraser
Transfer 5.000 SBD from @yogajill
Transfer 5.500 SBD from @beeyou
Transfer 0.023 STEEM from @barski
Transfer 6.889 SBD from @traciyork
Transfer 5.000 SBD from @danielsaori
Transfer 5.000 SBD from @wanderlass
Transfer 16.174 STEEM from @lost108
Total sent to me as of Apr 24th 43.917 steem 160.997 sbds
I want to make a special thanks to @pennsif and @darkhorse for converting the sbds and steem into US$ for Brian. They are not taking a profit or a cut in any way, and in fact are buying the currencies for their own accounts. It is not only a helpful thing to do, it really gives Brian access to the money quickly. So thank you very much!
I also want to thank the hundreds of voters on the post for their contributions too (249 at last count). Whether large (over $1 upvotes) from @postpromoter @canadian-coconut @yabapmatt @ethandsmith @bycoleman @eturnerx or small (from the littlest of minnows), these votes not only provide real money to help Brian with his medicines, they also send a message that you care! It is beautiful and I am very proud to say I am a part of this wonderful community!
Finally, there has been so much activity that I'm sure I'm missing things. I want to get the post out with the facts so that people can check and verify my wallet. It is a large sum of money and I want to respect the trust given to me to pass these funds along.
I do know however that there are other things people are also doing for Brian and Lynn, I know @charisma777 has a post also requesting help, @moderndragon made a post to explain how her followers can help click here, and @binkley from SteemThat is working with @simplymike to also get this situation more visibility. Also @backpackingmonk did a radio show with @kubbyelizabeth to highlight the story, @lost108 donated whaleshares from his lottery, and @bashadow has delegated Brian SP so he can cash in his own and not lose the ability to post.
I am so happy with all the affection that this community has shown to Brian and Lynn. I know I've barely scratched the surface if you include all the words of love and compassion, the 63 resteems, and offers to help that I haven't even mentioned. Thank you all. I know that Brian and Lynn are also blown away.
I will continue to forward any funds that I receive, including this post too. I just wanted to give everyone a quick accounting since the post and the donations have exceeded an astounding sum that has now surpassed US$1000 in total!