A Bismarck woman is asking for donations via tattoos to pay off her family’s outstanding medical bills.
This unusual online listing is not as crazy as it sounds, or is it?
One day last year, as Serena Riley was walking to work, she realized she couldn’t catch her breath.
After getting to the hospital, they told her she had a pulmonary embolism in her lungs.
But that was just the beginning of a series of ER visits that would result in an unusual fundraiser.
“We’ve got a significant amount, I was in the hospital for several days, and then I had two surgeries after and my husband was in the ER last year and so was my oldest daughter,” said Riley.
So Riley came up with the idea to sell her hair on eBay.
Now, to raise more money to pay for her medical bills, she is also allowing people to pay to have a tattoo added to her arm.
Her goal is to come up with a time-efficient and unusual way to help her family.
“I am going to cut off my hair, and I’m going to let the winner of the bid choose what to do with my hair after that. My forearm, they get to put whatever tattoo they want on there. It is crazy but I’m hoping that it’ll raise more money than just the regular run-of-the-mill type stuff,” said Riley.
Riley plans on adding at least 15 tattoos through donations to raise the $10,000.