Nikki Smith, a mom-of-two from the UK, sparked a huge online backlash with a controversial GoFundMe page asking for £5,000 (about $6K) to take her two daughters to Disney World. After the page went viral, she took it down, The Sun reports. But she has now put a new page up passionately defending herself, and doubled her fundraising goal to £10,000 (about $13K).
"After the worst time and the twisted story the newspapers told about me I was prompted to put my page back up," she writes. "I feel this to be the only way I can speak out, I am not a bad person."