Web appeal for funds to bid farewell to mum with cancer
Sisters raise $25k via crowdfunding, about double the amount they sought
They needed US$9,000 (S$11,000) to cover the expenses involved in giving a final farewell to their cancer-stricken mother.
That is when sisters Deborah and Sarah Emmanuel, who are in their mid-20s, turned to the Internet to seek donations.
They set up a webpage for a month-long campaign on crowdfunding portal Indiegogo.com on Sunday, hoping to raise money to pay for their mother's funeral, columbarium niche and hospice bills. In their appeal, they admitted "no one owes us anything", but said they and their single mum were in financial difficulties.
Amazingly, US$18,000 poured in, in a day.