This video hit the web earlier this week. In it, young Nicole Easton, a recent high school graduate, is seen attempting the simple feat of jumping from the roof to the pool, a move many of us I’m sure have completed successfully before. She hesitated right before springing herself out from the roof. She didn’t make it. She hit concrete. Hard.
It was funny. Well, it’s still funny, but in light of the news that this chick broke both feet in the process, a little wind was taken out of the proverbial sails.
Macklemore, huh? Real original, guys. That song was popular like two weeks ago. Get with the times.
Now, what if I told you that the girl’s mother was actually the one that uploaded the video to the internet? What does that do for you? Is that something you’d be interested in? Does it put a little bit of that lost wind back in your sails? It does mine. I’m like Christopher Columbus right now with all this wind behind me. Shit’s hilarious.
Adding to this already humiliating chain of events for young Nicole, it is now revealed that her mother Carrie uploaded the video — to a fundraising website called GoFundMe — in an attempt to gain viewers and raise money to pay the hospital bill, all $4,200 of it.
From Carrie, via GoFundMe:
Nicole is expected to be disabled for at least 6 months to a year. She’s in a wheel chair. Not taking it very well I might add. The issue is that Nicole had just moved into her first house with the best roommates. Nicole not being able to work can’t pay her share of the bills. This threatens not only her losing her place to live, but her roommate’s as well. Their credit too.
This will not go well for you, ma’am. You haven’t yet been introduced to Anonymous Internet Commenter, have you? If there’s one thing he loves, it’s viral internet videos. If there’s one thing he hates, it’s a handout, and if it’s another, it’s everything he’s ever read or viewed on the internet. He’s going to shred you.
Too late. He already did.
She has raised $60 so far on her way to $4,200. Nice start! I’m going to toss a suggestion your way, Carrie. Raise that forty-two hundo up to whatever it will cost for a year of psychological rehabilitation for Nicole to recover from this embarrassing debacle.