A mother who filmed her daughter breaking her feet while jumping off a roof on a dare has provoked a storm of anger after she posted the video online to try to raise money for the injured teen.
Carrie Yunker, of Peoria, Arizona, created a page on the popular crowd funding site gofundme.com, in a bid to raise $4,200 intended to cover her daughter Nicole Easton's everyday expenses for the next several months while she recovers from her injuries.
In a post on the fund raising site, Carrie explained that her daughter just graduated from high school, had a good job and had recently moved into her first home 'as an adult' when disaster struck.
She said her daughter and her roommates 'were being crazy young adults' and decided to leap from the roof of their house into the backyard pool.
In the video of the incident posted by Yunker on YouTube, her daughter, dressed in a pink bikini, could be seen nervously laughing and squealing in terror on the roof alongside another girl as she is being encouraged to jump by her boyfriend, who had already taken a leap into the pool moments earlier.
At the last second, Nicole hesitated and missed the pool, instead landing with a loud thud on the concrete deck, breaking both her feet.
The accident landed the girl in a wheelchair, and she is expected to be disabled for the next six weeks, according to her mother.
Her mum then went on to explain that being unable to work for a while means her daughter would be unable to cover her share of the rent and bills, which could result in her losing her home.
Carrie wrote. "Honestly Nicole could really use some financial help. Of course her Father, and I will help. But we can only help so much.
"I've always been a very giving person, and I believe you reap what you sow."
But instead of an outpouring of support, the mother was inundated with negative comments from people who expressed outrage that the family expected the Internet community to foot the bill for her daughter's ill-advised stunt.
"So we're supposed to feel sorry for your daughter doing something stupid?" one critic, Cory Noll wrote in the comments section of the crowdfunding account.
"I'm only 27 and when I was young and did something stupid on my own, I had to pay for the consequences, not anyone else.
"If anything, no one should donate and this will serve as a lesson for your daughter. She's supposedly an adult now and she'll have to pay the consequences for her stupidity."
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