No amount of money could ever make up for 24 years of wrongfully imprisonment, but the financial support of hundreds of strangers can go a long way toward helping a man make a new start.
Fleming was on a family vacation at Disney World in Florida at the time, but he couldn’t prove it— until earlier this year, when lawyers found a phone receipt showing he was, in fact, in Florida at the time of the shooting.
When Fleming was released from prison in April, he only had $93 dollars to his name. That’s when Wall Street banker Alex Sutaru, a man he’d never met, stepped in and set up a crowdfunding site for the newly exonerated Fleming.
Fleming had never before heard of crowdfunding and couldn’t believe strangers would donate money for him to rebuild his life.
“I was terrified, and I had no idea how i would be able to survive,” Fleming wrote in a thank you statement on the Indiegogo site. “And then, in a moment, I became one of the luckiest people alive.”
(READ more at the New York Daily News) – Photo: Indiegogo
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