GoFundMe To Combat Online Bullying Raises Over $94K In Tribute To Lee MacMillan

The #SpeakUpForLee campaign is raising money for mental health awareness in her name.
GoFundMe To Combat Online Bullying Raises Over $94K In Tribute To Lee MacMillan

Donations are pouring in for a GoFundMe campaign in honour of Lee MacMillan, with proceeds going towards mental health awareness and initiatives to combat cyberbullying.

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Fans and loved ones of 28-year-old MacMillan, a beloved YouTube content creator from Ontario, were devastated to learn that she had died by suicide on Friday, March 26.

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Lee's partner Jordan Chiu launched the campaign, in which he describes her as "the brightest light, a magnetic force of nature and was loved by so so many." The GoFundMe has raised a total of CAD$94,623 at the time of publication.

Chiu writes that Lee struggled with depression and had been the victim of cyberbullying. The campaign hopes to "drive home the point that cyberbullying has real-life consequences -- the people on the other side of the screen have real lives, real feelings, and real struggles of their own."

Chiu also created the hashtag #SpeakUpForLee in tribute to Lee and her dedication to mental health awareness.

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