A Barrington man fighting a serious disease is also fighting for a way to fund his treatment.
Chris Amaral is seriously ill and facing several thousands of dollars in treatment and recovery costs. While his family reports he is upbeat and optimistic, recovery takes much more than that. His ongoign treatment will cost upwards of $25,000.
Amaral's friends have turned to GoFundMe, a popular alternative for people looking to raise money for myriad causes. There are people looking to raise money for treatments like Amaral's, to send cheerleaders to competitions, to pay for funeral services for a loved one, people needing financial help with a pet... the list goes on and on.
Check out Amaral's story and make a donation, if you are so inclined. And scan through other causes you may deem worthy of your donation dollars. Any amount can be donated, and it is simple to do right on the GoFundMe site.