Give 2 the Gorhams

For: The Gorham Family
Organizer: Rahsaan Hunter (Justen's Biological Father)
$15,575
of $20,000 goal.
Raised by 341 donors
77% Complete
This fundraiser is closed. Thank you for your support!

The Story

On Thursday Oct 24th, the Gorham family attended the NC State Fair in hopes of some wholesome family fun. However, instead they became victims of a horrific tragedy. Three members of the immediate family were serverly injured - Father: Anthony Gorham, Mother: Kisha Gorham, and Son: 14 year old Justen Hunter. Luckily, Anthony's 4 yr old daughter, Aaliyah, and the couples 4-month-old baby, Addison, was not at the State Fair with the family. Also, there was an extended member of the family injured on the ride with the Gorhams, niece: Shykeyma Dempsey.

The extent of their injuries were very severe, including brain, skull, neck and spinal injuries. The road to physical and mental recovery will be very long and rocky for the family. Both Anthony and Kisha will need to undergo several surgeries and intensive rehab in order to overcome this ordeal. This will require them both to miss an unknown amount of time from work.

We are asking for your help with the long journey that Anthony, Kisha, and the Gorham family now face. The days ahead will be extremely difficult. We can not take away the pain and memories of this terrifying tragedy, however, we can help to alleviate some of the financial responsibilities that come with providing for a 4-month-old baby girl and 14 year old boy, medical assistance to recover from such traumatic injuries, and long term care for the providers who are now injured and can not provide for their family.

Please feel free to make a donation of any size. No amount is too small. Or help us spread the word by sharing this story on facebook, twitter, or any other social or news media. We cannot thank you enough for all your support, love, and continued prayers.

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on May 8, 2014

Posted on May 8, 2014

Hello. I'm sorry I haven't been in touch in awhile. Life has been very hectic. Even now as I take a moment to again say thank you, I'm trying to do two things at once. My family is still blown to the four corners of the earth. Everyone is still on this long road to recovery. I'm sure you've heard about the lawsuit. Let me just say it's not about money. It's about my family's well-being. Our lives have been forever changed! No longer is my husband the fun loving, outgoing, & youthful man he was when I married him a year & a half ago. He is now disabled and we have no idea what to expect in coming days. My niece's nursing career is no more due to severe back pain. My son has difficulty day to day with the emotional trauma. As for me, I try to keep my head up & suck up the tears when I think of all we've been through. My body is in constant pain and so is my heart. We have mounds of medical bills and need continued care. We shouldn't have to suffer the financial strain on top of the mental and physical anguish. 

Posted on April 8, 2014

Posted on April 8, 2014

Hello. I know it's been some time, but we're still here. Please pray for my husband as he undergoes major surgery tomorrow. Please continue to pray for all of my family; we have endured more pain and sorrow than imaginable. 

Posted on March 18, 2014

Posted on March 18, 2014

What a week!...& it's only Tuesday.
Well we finally got Medicaid!...only to learn today that it will no longer pay for Anthony's therapy visits after this week which means we will now be responsible for the payments...$34,416. On top of that, Anthony may have to undergo another surgery. Keyma is still troubled by her back & the doctors have no answers as to why. J is still dealing with his emotional scares. I've got new pains but I'm pressing on. The enemy is really trying to shake my faith. NOT! I'm prayerful the Lord will enlarge our territory! We shall have favor from man! I know you all have issues you & your family may be dealing with as well. I ask that yyou stand in agreement with me that God is able! Psalms 23

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