PULLMAN, Wash. -- A Washington State University student has raised more than $92,000 for St. Jude through a GoFundMe page after a tweet she sent went viral.
Danni Messina sent out a tweet saying, “This time of year is about giving - this year, I am giving back to St. Jude & the families who are supported by their amazing services. Every favorite: $.25 Every retweet : $.50." The tweet got nearly 200,000 re-tweets and 450,000 favorites at the time and that added up to more than $200,000. But as a college student, Messina does not have that kind of money. She followed it up with a tweet saying, ''I just want to make a difference!"
Messina then set up the GoFundMe page with a goal to raise $50,000. As of Wednesday, 1,535 have donated to the cause to raise $92,911 in just nine days.
Messina tweeted Wednesday that she is flying to Memphis, Tennessee to deliver the check to St. Jude's.