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Remember the bus monitor, Karen Klein, who was featured in the video that went viral getting bullied by students?
Well Klein has emerged in the news again, this time on a happier note. Klein has announced she will use some of the $703,873 earned by a fundraiser set up in her honor to help others.
Max Sidirov, 25, from Toronto, set up the fundraiser on Indiegogo.com and initially only tried to raise $5,000 to send Klein on a much deserved vacation.
After watching Klein, 68, get verbally abused, compassionate followers donated much more than that.
Klein is now talking about what she will do with the massive amount of money she has received in support for what she went through.
“I want to save some, I want to invest in some things to make it grow, and donate to a couple of groups that I have in mind,” she said, The National Post reports.
“Hopefully everybody out there knows how much I appreciate everything,” she added.
Klein has a granddaughter with Down syndrome and a grandson with autism so she will use some of the funds to help organizations that help those causes that are so dear to her heart.
Also planned is a possible trip to Hawaii, a cruise and seeing Tim McGraw in concert.
Sidirov had hoped the fundraiser would allow Klein to retire early, and she confirmed “I have to go do all my paperwork so I don’t have to work anymore, so I can retire.”
The kids responsible for bullying Klein have since apologized.
Watch the original bullying video below: