A GoFundMe arrange for the bruised and battered badass granny who was overwhelmed in broad daylight by a racist thug in San Francisco has skyrocketed to virtually $820,000.
Xiao Zhen Xie was one among two aged Asians allegedly attacked by Steven Jenkins, a 39-year outdated white man, earlier this week on Market Road whereas ready to cross the road.
Xiao turned a global hero when she fought again after being punched – selecting up a stick and clobbering the youthful man, yelling, “You bum! Why did you hit me?”
When police arrived, Xiao needed to pulled off Jenkins and held again, with one bystander saying Xiao appeared to need “extra of the man on the stretcher and the police had been holding her again.”
“I’m amazed by (my grandmother’s) bravery. She was the one which defended herself from this unprovoked attack. However she is now struggling two severe black eyes and one that’s bleeding unstoppably. Her wrist has additionally swelled up. She has been severely affected mentally, bodily, and emotionally. She additionally acknowledged that she is afraid to step out of her residence to any extent further,” her grandson, John Chen, wrote in the GoFundMe titled “Assist my grandmother recuperate from this trauma.”
Chen added his granny has PTSD and whereas Xiao, a diabetic and most cancers survivor, has primary medical insurance coverage, there are “nonetheless many medical bills that can not be coated on her personal.”
“We wish to thank everybody that’s donating and that has proven my household large help via this very traumatic occasion. My coronary heart is with all the opposite aged asians that has additionally been critically injured or killed in this wave of assaults in direction of the asian group.
In the meantime, a GoFundMe for the opposite sufferer of Jenkin’s attack that day, Ngoc Pham, 83, has raised greater than $232,000.
The fundraiser, organized by the Neighborhood Youth Middle of San Francisco CYCSF, famous: “(Ngoc) has at all times had a constructive outlook on life on account of him surviving 17 years in a Vietnamese focus camp.”
Ngoc “sustained accidents with cuts and bruises on his head from the autumn. Ngoc’s nostril was additionally fracture and docs are additionally ordering an MRI scan for fractures in his neck bones.”