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She is most likely Pakistan's first teenage millionaire. Fifteen-year-old Malala Yousufzai who was shot in the head at point-blank range by Taliban for advocating girl's education and survived will now be telling her tale. She has signed a deal, worth $3 million, with the UK-based Weidenfeld & Nicholson for publishing her memoirs. "I want to tell my story, but it will also be the story of 61 million children who can't get education, " says Malala who was treated for her gunshot wound in Queen Elizabeth hospital in the UK. The teenage braveheart has won a number of peace prizes and is the youngest person to be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.
Crowdfunding for health
Raising funds online is not only for start-ups or indi film projects but also for medical treatments. Bogged down by steep costs of medical care, a number of Americans are turning to the net to raise funds for surgery or treatment. Matt Fahey, cameraperson for 'Deadliest Catch', was diagnosed with colon cancer last November. Since he didn't have health insurance his cousin set up a Rally. org campaign called 'Dumb Ass Cancer' to raise money for the treatment. Ariella Barker has managed to raise $25, 000 through online crowdfunding for her treatment of an infectious disease that she contracted from a tick
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