WBAL TV 11 // October 16, 2013

Charity helps raise $390K for disabled Md. woman

By Jennifer Franciotti - WBAL TV 11


BALTIMORE —The kindness of strangers is lifting the spirits of an Annapolis woman who has been dealt one devastating blow after another, and since her story went viral last week, donations are shattering records.

"I have had the best stories and emails come my way," said Melissa Smith, who was reading and answering emails from around the world when 11 News caught up with her.

Smith has been very busy just a week after her story went viral on the popular website The Chive. Chive Charities chose her out of thousands to be highlighted after her sister relentlessly pleaded her case...

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