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Teen Helps Man Get A Car After Finding Out He Walks 21 Miles To Work Everyday

Evan Leedy – 19, of Macomb Township, a Wayne State University junior and computer expert who set up a GoFundMe.com page to help James Robertson. In the first hours after the Free Press introduced Robertson’s plight, Leedy’s page drew donations from southeast Michiganders, but by week’s end, they were flowing in from around the world, and still rolling in Sunday night at $10, $25, $200, even $500 a crack.

As for shutting down the money machine, Leedy said: “I talked to James about it, and James wants to give people the opportunity to give to other causes. And I think James didn’t want people to think that he was greedy.”

About $350,000 sat Sunday night in a GoFundMe.com account for Robertson, as Leedy prepared to close it at midnight.

To read more on Robertson’s story click here

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