Yes, you read that title correctly. While most of the world is mourning the passing of music legend, Prince, by sharing his pictures and music on social media, one fan has taken things a bit further. Meeka Late created a GoFundMe campaign with the hopes of securing $3,000 to cover the cost of attending Prince’s funeral. She writes:
Y’all know I love me some Prince… I just need y’all to help get me to his funeral. Lord I broke down in Sam’s Club… y’all I was on the floor SangN “Purple Rain”… This man was supposed to sang “Darling Nikki ” at my wedding.…. Lord help me make it through this!
Any donation will help.
So far, Late has secured $1,466 of her $3,000 goal most of which has come from someone named Johnathan Maravilla. Marvilla has been matching donations and has contributed over $700 to the cause. When asked to identify himself and his reason for backing this campaign, Marvilla wrote,
Someone asked who am I? I’m nobody, just a regular, degular, schmegular guy who lives in the NYC area. When random gofundmes pop up in my email, I donate to them. Some have been for good causes, some are ridiculous; like the PowerBall Reimbursement campaign I funded. There is no selection process, it’s just by chance.