Gay Teen Disowned By Family Makes Nearly $100,000 In Donations

Todd-Spence by Todd-Spence on Sep. 04, 2014

19-year-old Daniel Ashley Pierce posted a video online of his parents kicking him out of their home for being gay. But after asking for help on GoFundMe, he's recived nearly $100,000 in donations .

He writes on his GoFundMe page, "Thank you to everyone from around America and all over the world for your support in the past several days. This has been a rough time for me and I never imagined that so many people would show such overwhelming compassion and generosity."

If you have yet to see Pierce's video, it is pretty rough to watch (or listen to rather). 

After posting his funding page on August 27th, Pierce has raised $93,765 out of his goal of $2,000. Let me put that out there again: He's raised $93,765...from his goal of $2,000.

Pierce added, "It’s important for all of you to know that right now, what I need most is time to think and work through the next steps in my life. I have been working closely with Atlanta-based Lost-n-Found Youth to help figure out what’s next for me. Right now, I’m safe and definitely feel your love all around me. Thank you!"

I totally get having a crap family and understand he was asked to leave his parents house, but holy god, gaining almost $100,000 is quite the charity.

Now he can afford to fly to and from London 100 times.

What do you think, should Pierce be making a ton of money based on his situation or does it seem like overkill? Again, I totally understand that if he is still disowned by his family, of course asking for help makes sense, but it just seems that people are more interested in getting on a bandwagon (even if that wagon has made more than enough money) than maybe donating to a cause that is a little bit more desperate.

Visit his GoFundMe Page HERE.

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source: Mashable