AT the time of writing this, more than $500,000 had been pledged to help a footballer build a legal fighting fund.
It says something about the footballer's fortunate life that a legal battle against his former employer could be considered "the fight of his life".
Now it's not for me to tell anyone how to spend their money or which causes to back.
But if you've got a spare dollar or two and would like to put it towards a real fight for life, you don't have to look very far.
In her recent series on families living with rare diseases, The Precious Few, Newcastle Herald health reporter Anita Beaumont introduced us to a handful of Hunter families cast into extraordinary situations and in desperate need of help.
There's three-year-old Victoria Binnie and four-year-old Josephine Dun, who are both fighting a rare and deadly form of brain cancer known as DIPG, which has an average survival rate of just nine months.
Both girls have been trialing a drug that targets a mechanism that might be driving their tumours.
Josephine's father is cancer researcher Dr Mathew Dun, whose charitable organisation RUN DIPG is desperately searching to find a treatment for his daughter's illness. Please support it if you can.
"It's something that we just shouldn't stand for," Dr Dun told the Herald. "We shouldn't stand for a less than 1 per cent survival rate. These kids didn't do anything to anyone else, they need our support, and the government needs to get on board with this."
The Binnie family also has a gofund me page called Little Victoria 'Tori' Binnie. Please support it if you can.
There's Kobe Duck who went to bed a healthy five-year-old boy - and woke up paralysed. He was diagnosed with acute flaccid myelitis - a rare disease that affects the spinal cord and caused, in his case, by a "close relative" of the polio virus.
Kobe's sixth birthday, Christmas, New Year's Eve, Easter, his older brother and sister's birthdays - had all been celebrated at the hospital.
"It has been devastating," his mother Kristie Duck said. "Life changing, for him and the entire family. I haven't heard his voice for six months. He can mouth words. But we can't hear him. We're getting better at lip reading. But there are words we don't understand, and he gets frustrated. I'd give anything to hear his voice again."
The family has a gofund me page called Bring Kobe Home. Please help them if you can.
There's Vinnie Fuller, a three-year-old boy suffering from acute leukoencephalopathy with "restricted diffusion" - a condition so rare doctors believe his is the first case that has been seen in Australia.
He suffered serious brain damage after suffering prolonged seizures. The rarity of the condition means the family has many questions, but few answers, about what the future holds for Vinnie.
"No one can really tell us anything, because they just don't know. It's hard. He loved riding his bike and swimming - he was a beach boy, an outdoors boy. Hopefully he can get back to that ... we'll just ... wait and see," said his mother Nicole Fuller.
The Fuller family has a go-fund me page called Keep Vinnie Smiling. Please help if you can.
This week, the Herald published the story of Emily Taylor who is raising money for the Calvary Mater hospital after losing her twin sister Christina to bowel cancer earlier this year.
Emily has assembled a team called Christina's Cancer Warriors. Already they've raised $12,000 to raise awareness of the disease. Please help them if you can.
Also this week, Craig Kerry updated readers on the journey of former Redhead lifesaver Jess Collins, a year after the freak accident that left her a quadriplegic. Her long-time clubmate Boyd Conrick has written a children's book about surf safety - At the Beach with Lizzie and Luke: Shark Sighting - and is donating all the proceeds to Collins as she continues her rehabilitation.
These stories are heartbreaking but the courage and spirit of these families is truly inspirational. They could be your friends, family or neighbours, your work, school or sport colleagues.
Please help them if you can.