Yesterday, the world watched as horrific events took place in Charlottesville, Virginia. Whether it was the fighting between Americans or the terrorist acts of one man named James Alex Fields Jr., America showed the world that race, creed and religion still play a huge part in our society.
For those unaware, terrorist James Alex Fields Jr. ran his car into a crowd of Anti-Nazi protesters, killing one 32-year old woman named Heather Heyer, and injuring several others. Heyer, who was in Charlottesville to protest the “White Nationalist” march, was a victim of a heartless act, yet a hero of American freedom.
Heyer was a paralegal at Miller Law Group PC in Virginia and she was a supporter of equal rights for all races, religions and nationalities. According to her friends and family, she appears to have been a woman with a giant heart, willing to stand up for those who have been put down over the years through racism, hate and bigotry.
Now, one of Heyer’s friends has set up a GoFundMe page in order to raise money for Heather’s family. Amazingly the fundraiser has raised $54,010 in just 9 hours. Three individuals, 2 of whom remain anonymous, have donated $1,000 to the cause, and in all there has been a total of 2086 donations at the time this article was written.
The money will ultimately go to whomever is in charge of Heather Heyer’s estate, and it will help pay for many of the costs associated with her unfortunate death. The mere fact that so many people have been willing to donate so much money in such a short period of time, shows just how much this woman has meant to American culture and the values in which this country was founded on.
While Heather’s mother has yet to come forward, the GoFundMe page does provide a heartfelt quote from her:
“She died doing what was right. My heart is broken, but I am forever proud of her.”
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