Katie Triggs, a University of Virginia student, used to take her Switch everywhere with her. She would carry it around in her backpack to play whenever she got the chance. Katie has autism, and she said she used the Switch to help her deal with anxiety, stress, and isolation.
Unfortunately for Katie, someone at the university decided to steal hear Switch right out of her backpack. The switch was stolen while Katie was at lunch, along with all the games she had in her bag. Heartbroken, Katie took to the University's Class of 2023 Facebook page to ask the thief to please consider returning the Switch. That's where fellow student Annie Piland caught the message, and decided to set things straight.
Annie started a GoFundMe page to spread Katie's story, which had a goal of $500 to replace Katie's Switch and games. The GoFundMe hit its $500 goal on the first day without any problem. The campaign is actually sitting at over $800 now, which is more than enough to replace the Switch and the games Katie lost.
Annie and Katie are going to buy a new Switch this week to give this story a happy ending. As for the extra funds, the plan is to donate the cash to a group that helps replace stolen items for other students.