A recently launched GoFundMe campaign has been trending due to its focus on helping a young person suffering from a terrible affliction. In the campaign, described as a Spiritual Journey and Travel Fund, a twenty-something self-described crystal healer requests ten thousand dollars to travel the world as ‘funds are low’ at the moment.
GoFundMe has established itself in recent years as a valuable resource to those down on their luck due to extreme hardship resulting from pediatric cancers, losing a home to natural disasters, or, in this tragic instance, Not Being On Holiday.
Medical experts say this terrifying disease has a broad range of physical symptoms, but perhaps worst are the psychological effects, such as boredom, listlessness, and a nagging sense that you don’t have everything you want just because.
Unfortunately, Not Being On Holiday is not covered by health insurance plans, even those available through the Affordable Care Act that allow pre-existing conditions – thereby necessitating campaigns such as this.
Though anyone can suffer from Not Being On Holiday, experts say this cruel illness is most debilitating when caught by young, otherwise healthy, adults, much like with the swine flu.
Those in a giving mood are urged to donate a buck or two, if for no other reason than to acknowledge the entertainment the sheer gall of it has provided.
UPDATE: There is now another GoFundMe campaign raising money to follow this one with a megaphone shouting Namaste. Thank you, internet.