Worried about his family’s finances, not just his health, after finding out that he would need extended treatment for a rare heart condition, Malkolm Poyer began selling signed manuscripts of an original story he’d written.
He came up with the idea to raise the money online all by himself.
Having watched his mom run an online business, he persuaded her to put an award-winning short story he’d written in a class for gifted kids up for sale on eBay. They would sell signed, limited edition copies of his manuscript for $10 apiece. He raised $12,000.
(READ the story at CBS News)