A Troll Insulted Sarah Silverman On Twitter. Here’s Why She’s Paying His Medical Bills.

"I believe in you."

Outspoken comedian Sarah Silverman likely receives many insulting tweets a day, but when one user called her an offensive slur, she took time to acquaint herself with the individual and eventually began a productive dialogue with him.


When Twitter user Jeremy Jamrozy from San Antonio, Texas, used the expletive in reference to Silverman, she seemingly had a peek at his timeline, which included tweets about the physical pain he's in as a result of several slipped discs as well as sexual abuse he endured as a child. Silverman then replied back with a level of compassion seldom seen on social media, especially after insults have been hurled.

"I believe in you. I read ur timeline & I see what ur doing & your rage is thinly veiled pain," she wrote. "See what happens when u choose love. I see it in you."

When Jamrozy replied he couldn't choose love because of the sexual assault he experienced when he was just 8 years old, Silverman empathized with this stranger. She told him she could imagine his rage and subsequently referred him to sexual abuse support groups in his area. "You deserve support," she said.

Even though Jamrozy quickly apologized for insulting Silverman, she was less concerned with his mea culpa and more focused on getting him the help he so desperately needs. "I see something in you. My gut tells me you could have a great life," she tweeted. "My shrink says we don't get what we want, we get what we think we deserve. I'm telling you, you deserve so much more than you know."

"Don't give up on yourself," she added after Jamrozy said he'd give one of the support groups a try. "Be brave enough to risk getting burned.  It's what happens when u fight for yourself. But it's worth it. I promise."

When Jamrozy asked Silverman why she took such an interest in him after he sent her a mean tweet, she admitted to being a bit surprised in herself but then reiterated an early claim she had made about her new social media pal. "I saw the rage and pain," she said. "And looked at your avatar and just... saw so much in you."

And believe it or not, Silverman wasn't done yet. Upon learning about Jamrozy's painful slipped discs, she asked the Twitterverse for a hand in getting him some medical attention, not an easy feat since he doesn't have health insurance. "Let's get him back on his feet!!" she wrote. "Who's in?"

Before long, an area clinic got Jamrozy an appointment, though it was eventually determined that his condition was worse than expected, and will require a considerable amount of money and therapy to fix.

Not about to give up on her newfound friend now, Silverman shared a link to the GoFundMe page Jamrozy had created to help cover his medical costs. As of press time he'd already raised nearly $2,900 — far more than the $150 initially requested.

However, My San Antonio reports Silverman has offered to pay for Jamrozy's medical treatment, so he now intends to donate the money he's raised to other San Antonians who need assistance.

Overwhelmed by all of the financial and emotional support he had received, Jamrozy took to Twitter on January 5 to thank all of those who wished him well. "Thank you to all the support financially, emotionally, and donations. This is more than I could have wished for," he tweeted, per Daily Dot. Thank you nicos organics I received ur package am excited to try the products out. Thank u everyone. U showed me a lot within a few days. Love u all."

While Silverman certainly didn't have to engage with Jamrozy after the tweet he sent her, the fact that she was able look past the hate and pain and find humanity should be an inspiration to us all.


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