Justice for Jikaiah

For: Jikaiah Stevens
Organizer: Lindsey Lutts (god sister)
$2,354
of $5,000 goal.
Raised by 37 donors
47% Complete
This fundraiser is closed. Thank you for your support!

The Story

September 26th, on what seemed like a normal Thursday morning, Jikaiah was walking to work from her home in San Francisco. She only made it a few blocks before being struck in a crosswalk by a driver who ran a red light while speeding. Jikaiah has a fractured skull, life threatening blood clots in her brain, badly injured neck, back and hip, nerve damage, loss of taste and smell from a concussion and more. She is on blood thinning medications to break apart the blood clots while in the care of her parents. She will not be able to return to work for a minimum of two months as instructed by her doctors. 

The  negligent driver's insurance will only pay 15k while her medical bills are already over 100k and will continue to climb with regular brain scans, physical therapy bills,  trips back and forth to the city, medications, physical therapy and more.  Raising her rent right away Is most important because If she looses her appartment (address in SF) she will loose her healthy SF insurance. 


Let's all pitch in and give back to our beautiful friend who we know would do the same for us. Any bit will help more than you know.

Thank you very much for taking the time to read this!
Thanks,
Lindsey and Family

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on October 28, 2013

Posted on October 28, 2013

Great news, we have partnered with WalkSF to get the word out for Jikaiah and help work on getting laws changed.  We are grateful for the work they have already been doing to make SF a more safe walkable city.  

http://walksf.org

Please check out this great organizational support them a they are doing the same for Jikaiah. 

Posted on October 28, 2013

Posted on October 28, 2013

The trailer of a upcoming documentary by Dolly Totes who shares Jikaiah's story is now available.   Check this link 

https://vimeo.com/77939106

Posted on October 26, 2013

Posted on October 26, 2013

Here is a message straight from our girl, copied from her Facebook.


Ok, a Honest update as my Mom suggested I do.
As my body is healing on the outside and I look normal. The effects from the accident on the inside are becoming more apparent and are becoming a daily struggle. Specifically things associated with the brain injury. I hadn't wanted to post this on here for a couple reasons. One people don't like to hear negative, poor me posts and two I haven't wanted admit and to say out loud publicly these things are happening.
One of my biggest struggles that scares me is the use of my hands. As I type they are shaking and almost dropping the phone. Sometimes they are fine and sometimes they have a delay response from what my brain is telling them to do. I drop things, things don't land where my mind intended to put them and sometimes I can't make the food get to my mouth. It's incredibly embarrassing and emotional for me. And yesterday I went with my Mom to get her haircut and the stylist handed me the shears to test how it felt as I cut a little bit on my Moms hair... My hands shook and didn't flow the way I know they should. I have done hair for 11 years and normally they just move automatically and rhythmically.
This was very difficult for me to experience. I don't know how long I will be like this or if I can do hair again.
Secondly is my memory.. And I think this is important to convey because I know I prob have forgot to respond to texts, calls, emails etc. it just is one second I'm going to do something or say something then it's like it never happened. I leave doors open, started things everywhere.
Third thing is I have a hard time making decisions or computing long conversations sometimes. In the middle of someone speaking I can be abrupt and need someone to get to the point. I don't want to offend anyone my brain just runs slower sometimes and can't keep up.
Believe me I am and will be doing all the brain exercises I can. And sometimes I seem mostly fine other than body pain (which I'm getting help w 3 times a week w a Nero chiropractor up here). 
Lastly is emotionally I am still dealing w what happened, with what didn't happen to the person who hit me and financial struggles as well as where am I in life, what do I do now stuff.
My greatest gift has been the love from friends and family. Please do call, text, visit hang out. And my camera. Somehow when that's in my hand my head clears.
I will continue to post positive and optimistic posts from here on out because that's who I am and where I want to be.
Much love 
~Jikaiah

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