GoFundMe Campaign for George Floyd’s 6-Year-Old Daughter Gianna Surpasses $1 Million



Hockey star P.K. Subban, who is engaged to former Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn, announced on Wednesday that he donated $50,000 to Gianna's GoFundMe. That amount was then matched by the NHL, Subban said in a video posted to Twitter.

During a press conference in Minneapolis on Tuesday, Gianna's mother, Roxie Washington, spoke out about the difficulties her daughter faces in the wake of George's death.

"Gianna does not have a father. He will never see her grow up, graduate; he will never walk her down the aisle," Washington said.

"If there's a problem she's having and she needs her dad, she does not have that anymore," she added. "I'm here for my baby, and I'm here for George because I want justice for him. I want justice for him 'cause he was good. No matter what anybody thinks, he was good."

During an interview with Good Morning America, Gianna briefly mentioned her hopes for the future.

"I know what I want to be when I grow up," she said. "A doctor. So I can help people."

Last week, the family started a separate GoFundMe to help them as they "continue to seek justice for George." That campaign has raised $12.1 million as of Wednesday.

While Chauvin was previously charged with third-degree murder and third-degree manslaughter charges, his third-degree murder charge was upgraded to second-degree murder on Wednesday.

Formal criminal charges have also been filed in Minnesota against the three other policemen ⁠— Thomas Lane, 37, Tou Thao, 34, and J. Alexander Kueng, 26 ⁠— who were present at the time of Floyd's May 25 death, according to a warrant reviewed by PEOPLE.

To help combat systemic racism, consider learning from or donating to these organizations:

• Campaign Zero (joincampaignzero.org) which works to end police brutality in America through research-proven strategies.

• ColorofChange.org works to make government more responsive to racial disparities.

• National Cares Mentoring Movement (caresmentoring.org) provides social and academic support to help black youth succeed in college and beyond.

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