SoMd Fundraisers and GoFundMe’s

Fundraisers and GoFundMe accounts are added here after I have checked to make sure they are legitimate and for Southern Maryland. Please still do your own research and verification BEFORE donating. I will always try to keep these up to date and will use embedding techniques if possible so that the view is updated when something happens with it. Thanks and let’s help each other when we can.


My 19-year-old son Patrick was in a severe car crash on August 12, 2019, that resulted in him being paraplegic.  Driving in Stafford on a backroad he swerved to miss a deer and ended up rolling his car 4 times and was ejected from the car.  His injuries include 5 broken vertebrae, 4 broken ribs, a broken nose, and a collapsed lung.  He had to endure a 7 plus hour surgery to stabilize 5 vertebrae fractures in his spine.  He is now going through rehabilitation and will be home within the next couple of months.

You can read more here and donate at: Car Crash Leaves 19 Year Old Paraplegic


Caitlin is a 25-year-old who was diagnosed in January 2018 with Gray Zone Lymphoma. Gray Zone  Lymphoma is an aggressive, rare “hybrid” form of Non-Hodgkin’s and Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Originally, her oncologist recommended an initial 6 rounds of R-CHOP chemotherapy, no radiation. The even scarier part was that she was pregnant. She was in her first trimester at the time and faced with a decision to wait and save her baby, or start treatment immediately and terminate her pregnancy.

You can read the rest and reach the campaign here: Caitlin Machnicki-Support Caitlin’s One-to-One Fund

The Southern Maryland Chronicle is a local, small business entrusted to provide factual, unbiased reporting to the Southern Maryland Community. While we look to local businesses for advertising, we hope to keep that cost as low as possible in order to attract even the smallest of local businesses and help them get out to the public. We must also be able to pay employees(part-time and full-time), along with equipment, and website related things. We never want to make the Chronicle a “pay-wall” style news site.

To that end, we are looking to the community to offer donations. Whether it’s a one-time donation or you set up a reoccurring monthly donation. It is all appreciated. All donations at this time will be going to furthering the Chronicle through hiring individuals that have the same goals of providing fair, and unbiased news to the community. For now, donations will be going to a business PayPal account I have set-up for the Southern Maryland Chronicle, KDC Designs. All business transactions currently occur within this PayPal account. If you have any questions regarding this you can email me at davidhiggins@southernmarylandchronicle.com

Thank you for all of your support and I hope to continue bringing Southern Maryland the best news possible for a very long time. — David M. Higgins II