Tessica Brown — aka ‘Gorilla Glue Girl’ — is paying it forward by giving a majority of her GoFundMe haul to a group supporting others going through similar ordeals or any others requiring expensive surgery.
Tessica’s manager tells TMZ … after raking in upwards of $21,000-plus in public donations, Tessica’s now decided to pour most of the money into something called the Restore Foundation — which provides reconstructive surgery services for folks around the world.
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The nonprofit is actually the brainchild of one Dr. Michael Obeng — the L.A.-based plastic surgeon who successfully performed the miracle hair restoration procedure for Tessica herself … pro-bono.
As for why Tessica’s doing this … we’re told she wants others who need this type of procedure (or others) to have the same type of access she did, even if they can’t afford it.
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Tessica plans to keep $1,000 of the GFM cash to pay for the emergency room visit she made in Louisiana before flying to the West Coast … according to her manager. She also incurred travel expenses.
That’s not to say she really needs much of it anymore — we’re told Tessica’s made a small fortune lately by hawking merch related to her experience, and she’s doing just fine.
Quite an ending for this saga.