The Controversy Surrounding GoFundMe Contributors and the Canadian Healthcare System

Introduction: The Strange Case of GoFundMe and the Canadian Healthcare System

In 2014, a Canadian woman named Amanda Todd posted a video on YouTube for her support fund to raise money for her medical expenses. In the video, she talks about how gofundme was going to give all the money in her account to health care professionals and how her family was going to use it to help with their medical bills. The money was intended to help people in need of medical services. Amanda wanted to raise $5,000 for cancer treatment.
But a week after Amanda posted the video, the donations stopped coming. After going to police, they were told that Amanda’s account had been frozen due to “suspicious activity” around an earlier GoFundMe campaign. The original campaign organizer, from Arizona, had listed items like cell phones and medical equipment as rewards for contributions.
This article will cover why this happened and what other canadian situations like this might become possible in the future.

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How to Help GoFundMe Contributors without Screwing Over Canadians

The scammers are not just targeting Amanda Todd’s supporters in Canada. They are also looking for new people to take advantage of. The scammers have already begun attacking Amanda’s supporters and have been successful in collecting donations from over 1,000 people with the promise that these new donors would be given health care professionals to help pay for their medical expenses. However, what GoFundMe Contributors are not being told is that these doctors are not licensed to practice in Canada. What’s worse, they may even be practicing medicine illegally.
Here is the exact quote from the GoFundMe Contributor Agreement:”The GoFund Me services are provided by The Blackstone Group LP (Blackstone) and/or its affiliates (including without limitation Blackstone USA Holding Corporation and/or its affiliates). GoFundMe is a registered service mark of Blackstone. The GoFundMe services are governed by the GoFundMe User Agreement and the rules, policies, and procedures established by GoFundMe.
While Blackstone and its affiliates are not licensed to practice medicine in Canada Blackstone is licensed to provide health care services in the US, which means all donations to Amanda Todd’s account will be directed to licensed doctors/medical facilities located in the US.

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How to Redistribute GoFundMe Money for Canadians to Get Affordable Healthcare?

In a bizarre move, Gofundme has decided that they would allow Canadians to create new accounts in order to take advantage of the money being raised for Amanda Todd’s supporters. This means that Gofundme is not redistributing the money for Amanda Todd’s supporters. Instead, they are allowing people from Canada to create new accounts and steal money that could be used to help our medical expenses.
Amanda Todd was a teenage girl who was bullied relentlessly by her classmates. Her life spiraled downwards as she attempted suicide more than once. She was found dead in October of 2012, and when the Canadian government refused to allocate the funds to Amanda’s family so that they could be used on a memorial service, they decided to go against their government. This led to the creation of Gofundme , which raised the money necessary to help the Todd family pay for services like Amanda’s memorial service and final expenses .
Instead of using the money from Amanda Todd’s supporters to help other people in need, Gofundme decided to allow Canadians to create new accounts and steal money that could have been used for medical help.
This is becoming a serious problem with GoFundme. As stated above, the company is allowing people from Canada to create new accounts and steal money that should be going towards helping find a cure for cancer and other terminal illnesses.

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Conclusion: Redistributing Money from GoFundMe in Canada Won’t Solve Healthcare Problems

The Canadian health care system is already underfunded and we do not have the money to allow people to take advantage of this situation. We are already facing a $3.3 billion deficit in health care spending and government officials have said that they will not be able to handle any more different types of scams that could be coming our way. We cannot afford to let people who want to take advantage of our struggles with the health care system to be able to do so anymore, especially since they do not plan on using it in a way that will actually help the system.
GoFundMe is an American website that helps people raise money for various things. It was started in 2010 and is based out of California where all of its servers are kept. GoFundMe has been criticized for allowing people who are not eligible to make the requested donations to charity and for charging fees on those donations. While it is a perfectly legal site to use, this is still unfair because many Canadians cannot use it because of their limited funds and because the fees do not really help anyone.

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