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Teacher raised over $420,000 to forgive more than $42 million in medical debt

Over the past couple of days, former high school teacher sharonsaysso and her online community (where she continues to teach) have been fundraising to forgive millions of dollars in medical debt through ripmedicaldebt — if you’ve been around here for a bit, you know how much we love all the good RIP Medical Debt is doing in the world!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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RIP Medical Debt purchases bulk amounts of medical debt from lenders at a hugely discounted price. They turn a $1 donation into $100 of medical debt forgiven. Sharon’s initial goal was $20,000 to forgive $2 million. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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When her community quickly surpassed that, she upped it to $150,001 (to beat John Oliver’s $150,000 donation in 2015 😊) — and now, they’ve raised over $420,000, which will turn into $42 million in medical debt forgiven. And it’s still going up!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Based on our research, it appears this is the largest single amount raised for RIP Medical Debt — and it all happened because of thousands coming together to give whatever they could to help strangers with crippling medical debt.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Together, we can do really good things for each other.⠀⠀⠀⠀

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