FUNDRAISER UPDATE 11/25/17:
Hello everyone. I'm sorry to report that we have to change the fundraiser goal once more. As mentioned previously, Jee has been suffering from excruciating pain due to the injuries sustained from her sexual assault, and it has been steadily getting worse despite the treatments she has been receiving. It has reached a critical point, where it became necessary to change her treatment plans, which unfortunately means increasing the amount needed in this fundraiser. As I mentioned previously, she still does not have insurance, nor is she able to work. The cost has been increased to an additional $8500 to cover for the following changes made in her treatment plan:
Clinical Massage - $80/session, 3x per week
Chiropractor- $65/session, 2x per week
Psychiatrist- $125/session, 1x per week
CBD 1000mg tincture- $79/bottle, 4x per month
CBD pain cream- $59/bottle, 3x per month
Indica vape cartridge- $45, 6x per month
I know this is a huge jump in funds, and I am grateful for everyone who has helped us this far. For those of us who are not able to donate, please continue sharing this fundraiser. Thank you for your understanding and patience with Jee's healing process and journey to physical wellness.
Thank you to everyone who has donated to meet our initial goal. Your contributions have helped Jee secure an apartment, and cover her medical expenses for this month. However, because of Jee's fragile physical and emotional state, it is not possible for her to get a job and start supporting herself at the end of this month. I have extended the goal for an addition $5000 to cover for the following things:
- her chiropractor bills, which is at $650/month, to help her recover from the physical injuries sustained from the sexual assault
- her psychiatrist appointments, which is at $575/month, to help treat her PTSD
- bills for her new apartment, as she is not physically or emotionally ready to resume her freelancing job
I am hoping this will help her spend the next few months in recovery without the additional stress of having to deal with financial anxiety on top of the trauma that she has already experienced. Thank you all so much for your kindness and generosity. You have been amazing and supportive, and we are grateful to everyone who has helped us so far.
ORIGINAL FUNDRAISER DESCRIPTION:
Hello! I am starting a fundraiser on behalf of my friend Jee Jing, who has recently suffered from sexual assault when she was raped in her own apartment. In the traumatic aftermath, she was also fired from her job a week later. Because she is a freelance photographer, she lives paycheck by paycheck, and currently has no way of keeping herself afloat, especially considering the fact that she needs funds to pay for her physical injuries as well as for her mental health. Currently, I want to raise at least $10,000 for her. The funds will be for
- Medical treatment: she needs treatment from the physical injuries sustained during the sexual assault, which includes chiropractic and physical therapy
- Psychiatric therapy: she needs therapy for her PTSD
- Relocation: as her attacker knows where she lives, and she does not feel safe living in her current apartment
- Transportation: she needs funds that can take her to and from her healthcare appointments
Jee has long been a fierce advocate for the marginalized, and as her friend, I have seen her campaign tirelessly for the rights of women of color in the queer community. Even now, when she is suffering, she wishes to speak openly about her struggles to help other women who have been sexually assaulted. To read more about her journey, see here: http://jeejing.wordpress.com
Please help by donating some money for her -- even if it is as small as a dollar, every little bit counts. If you cannot spare the money, please consider sharing this fundraiser so that we can bring a little awareness for her situation. Thank you so much for your help!