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American Idol: Chris Medina Receives $27k In Donations

February 17, 2011 02:00 PM by Lisa Princ

Fans of American Idol on FOX watched a tale of true love a few weeks ago as we met Chris Medina, a hopeful contestant looking to make a better life for he and his paralyzed fiancee. Even though Chris has made it through the second round of Hollywood week, it looks as though he may not need to sing at all as it is being reported that since his audition, donations have been pouring in for Chris and his fiancee. Keep reading for more details!

Last night we watched American Idol‘s most heart wrenching story made it one step closer to a happy ending as hopeful Chris Medina made it through the group round in Hollywood week. Now TMZ.com is reporting that Chris Medina is currently receiving donations to help him care for his paralyzed fiancee who was the victim of a tragic accident. TMZ says they have learned that donations began pouring in for Chris and Julianna after Chris revealed on the show all the financial troubles the couple is suffering due to her medical bills.

Chris apparently has received more than $27k in donations, but not all of that is cash. TMZ.com states “a local air conditioning and heating company donated a $4,000 furnace to Medina after hearing his heater was on the fritz. The company – King Heating and A/C – even installed it free of charge.” So how does Chris Medina feel about all this? Chris, humbled by this is pretty excited at the same time and has promised the heating company a performance at their store whenever his American Idol schedule allows.

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2 Responses to “American Idol: Chris Medina Receives $27k In Donations”

  1. Trudy Wohltrom Says:
    March 4th, 2011 at 7:13 am

    PLEASE tell Chris how much I admire him. My daughter is also a TBI survivor and no one knows what goes along with the care and daily challenges that goes along with it everyday. I am her mother and I take care of her for her husband moved on so he is amazing to me. She also has three children. Just want to let him know how I admire him for what he is doing and to let him know that with lots of work and care she will improve.

  2. Lisa Princ Says:
    March 4th, 2011 at 11:06 am

    Thanks for sharing your story Trudy! It sounds to me like you are one amazing mother as well. I hope Chris reads this for you!

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