'Gorilla Glue Girl' Tessica Brown donates 20K of GoFundMe amount to reconstructive surgery organization
Donations poured in were well over $21,000. Tessica Brown has decided to use most of the money into the Restore Foundation that offers reconstructive surgeries
The Tessica Brown saga now pretty much draws to a close. The 'Gorilla Glue Girl' made headlines after going online for uploading a video on TikTok talking about the soup she landed herself in by applying Gorilla Glue on her hair that didn't wear off despite multiple washes. Now, a TMZ report says the content creator is now paying it forward by donating a majority of her GoFundMe money to a group that supports people who go through similar issues or require expensive surgery which they can't afford.
Brown's manager told the site that the donations that poured in were well over $21,000 and she decided to use most of the money by putting into the Restore Foundation that provides reconstructive surgeries for people. The non-profit organization is headed by a Los Angeles-based plastic surgeon, Dr Michael Obeng, who is known for his successful work. He also successfully performed the miracle hair restoration for Brown. As far as the reason behind Brown's deed, she said it was for those who couldn't afford treatment after being in similar situations.
The description in the GFM page created by Brown reads: "My name is Tessica Brown and I am a small town girl who happened to make a mistake by putting gorilla glue spray on my hair as a substitute for GotB glue hairspray, and as most of you know my hair was stuck in place for about a month. After reading and researching I realized I may need medical help and my hair may need to be shaved, so I made this GoFundMe account to help with any expenses related to this unfortunate ordeal. I would like to thank everyone who reached out."
At the time of writing, the money raised was $23,380 with 1.4K donors. The Louisiana resident plans to just keep $1,000 from the GoFundMe donations she received as she wants to pay for the emergency room visit she made, Brown also incurred travel expenses. On February 4, she posted a video explaining how she got into this fix in the first place.
"Hey, y'all. For those of you that know me to know that my hair has been like this for about a month now. It's not by choice. No, it's not by choice. When I do my hair, I like to finish it off with a little Got2b Glued Spray, you know, just to keep it in place. Well, I didn't have any more Got2b Glued Spray, so I used this: Gorilla Glue spray. Bad, bad, bad idea," she said.
Brown has six children and her sons, Quis and Big Blitz, have their own YouTube channel, Youngt9to Blitzem, with 1.38k subscribers. She often posts pictures with her partners and family members. With this, the 'Gorilla Glue Girl' chapter has seemingly come to an end.