A silly, foolish Arizona teenager named Nicole Yunker jumps from the roof of her home, hoping to land in the pool, and hits the concrete deck instead breaking both her feet. Her equally silly and foolish mother, Carol Yunker, videotaped it, posted it to Youtube and then created a gofundme.com web page soliciting money. She had hoped to collect $4,200.00 to cover daughter Nicole’s loss of income from not being able to work.
Read more of the story and watch the video HERE.
The web site was taken down after numerous complaints were made.
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There’s a huge difference between “I think the teenager did something stupid and don’t think she deserves a donation” and “I think the teenager and her mom should be in prison.” (or worse)
Personally, I don’t think the teenaged girl deserves a dime for her stupidity. But, I have no say or desire to say what other people do or don’t do. And I do agree that death threats or shouting matches will do no good. If you don’t agree, then by all means, don’t donate. But sending a nastygram only has one 100% certain effect — the sender will feel angry and feed that anger.
Even if it is a male friend, though, I’m surprised he didn’t try to stop her or at least tell her to get down. I think friendship is caring about other friend’s well being. And that includes possibly breaking legs/getting paralyzed/dying due to a missed jump.
Lychii – was their page intended for family members? That makes things different, in my book. Maybe it’s just the way I was raised, but in my family, we DO ask each other when we need help. If it’s because we did something stupid, we can expect to be chapped for it, but we’ll get our needs met, nonetheless.
I love my family.
The problem with the internet, though, is that private things, meant for the family, can still wind up going viral. Emails, too.
Wait, wait. Did I read that right? These people have gotten DEATH THREATS?! Oh, good grief! In no way do they deserve that. They aren’t murderers and rapists. They are people who did a stupid thing.
Geesh. I do not understand people.
Last time I checked, PARENTS were responsible for their own children! If a child does something stupid and requires stitches, Xrays or anything like that, PARENTS have to pay for it. That’s it. Why do other people need to pay for your child’s stupidity and your irresponsibility?
If the same teenager asked for donations to give lap dances in a club, no one would care about her stupid choice, but asking for donations after sustaining an injury larking about results in death threats. That says a lot about society.