Following this post...everyone has a right to support what ever they want, but I have to agree with Freeye's last post. There are many others with hardships, that are not getting support. If this person was a friend, how wonderful to help them at a time of need, but I really don't think one has to post their support or solicit for others to send money. I know of many cases where a wonderful expat helped with medical bills of locals, but did not advertise the fact that they had. I think it is better done in private, if anything, for the pride of the person being helped. People that know this person would know the circumstances, others are just strangers being solicited like a charity. imho.