Casey McIntyre, a New Yorker who died of ovarian cancer, raised enough money to pay off millions of dollars in other people's medical debts.
In a post on social networks, which her husband, according to the agreement, published after her death, 38-year-old Casey asked her followers to contribute money to her idea.
She wrote that she wanted to pay off other people's medical debts as a way to celebrate her life.
"If you're reading this, it means I'm dead."
"I loved each of you with all my heart and I know how much I was loved. My wish is to celebrate my life by raising enough money to cover someone else's hospital bills."
She added that she was lucky to be able to afford high-quality medical care as she battled stage four ovarian cancer and wants others to have the same.
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As of Friday night, McIntyre and her family had raised more than $160.000 for her campaign with the nonprofit group RIP Medical Debt (Rest in peace medical debt).
The organization pays off a dollar of medical debt for every penny donated, meaning Casey McIntyre's campaign has helped cover $16 million in unpaid medical bills.
As many as 100 million Americans struggle with medical debt, according to estimates by the non-profit health research organization KFF.
In a social media post announcing her death, Casey McIntyre's family added that a memorial service and "debt anniversary" will be held in Prospect Park in New York City in December, where they will celebrate her life by erasing other people's medical debts.
McIntyre, a book publisher, began treatment for ovarian cancer in 2019 but recently passed away.
She and her husband have an 18-month-old daughter.
According to her post, she spent the last five months of her life in the hospital with friends and family, and she described those moments as magical.
“Casey. We love you, we miss you. You're gone, but you're with us and you'll always be with us everywhere <3 (internet heart emoji)," her husband Andrew Gregory wrote on the X social network.