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An Internet campaign has to the rescue of an 80-year-old man in the USA who was to selling firewood on the roadside to for his wife's medical bills. Octogenarian Kenneth Smith hours a day selling kindling for $5 a bag. He last year and was then by his wife of over 30 years, Helen, who was of lung cancer. Tragically, she her battle in October and Mr Smith was with crippling hospital fees, which wiped out his life savings. A local woman, Jessica Pittman, saw Mr Smith and posted a Facebook message urging people to help him. Her post has been over 9,000 times and motorists have stopped their car to give Mr Smith some cash.

Ms Pittman's kind deed Mr Smith's son to go a step further and set up an online appeal. He a page at the website GoFundMe and donations soon flooding in from all corners of the Earth. The online campaign raised $20,000 in three days. Ms Pittman told the BBC that she had "no clue" her actions would such generosity. She said: "Although it will not the heartache of losing his wife, I am thankful it will at least a little worry off of his plate and help him ends meet." Mr Smith said he has "overwhelmed" with the response. He added that even though his wife wasn't by his side, he still feels her presence, "because she's down on me," he .

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