Important update to this story: the fundraising campaign has now clocked over $100k in donations. Head HERE for more.
We made a solemn promise last week and it is with great sadness that I must now announce that it is time to follow through:
— Channel 10 (@Channel10AU) September 16, 2019
As much as we didn’t think it was possible, fan favourite Luke Toki was voted out at the tribal council in the second last episode of the season, and people are having all sorts of feelings about it:
— Tina Burke (@teeburke_) September 16, 2019
Dont feel like watching the finale anymore😔 #SurvivorAU
Missing Luke already😔
— mabZ🙂 (@mabz_87) September 16, 2019
that was the most heart wrenching episode i’ve ever seen. i don’t think i’ve cried watching survivor before but watching luke’s chance at changing his family’s life slip away broke my heart. #SurvivorAU
— larissa (@dindjarhin) September 16, 2019
From the outset, Luke had been clear that the $500,000 would go towards helping improve the lives of his family, especially his young daughter who had been diagnosed with cystic fibrosis. Clearly pretty gutted that he would no longer be getting the money, fans have so far managed to raise nearly $35,000 in just a few hours.
According to the creator of the GoFundMe, they have been in contact with Luke’s wife Mary, with all funds going towards the family.
Now if you’ll excuse us, we’ll be over here, weeping softly.