Sport Kim, Age 7. Needs Facial Surgeries/Pitbull Attack

For: Samson and Jennifer Kim
Organizer: Julie Martin Warnick, Patricia Martin, and Kathy Sanderson
$16,900
of $100,000 goal.
Raised by 130 donors
16% Complete
This fundraiser is closed. Thank you for your support!

The Story


Sport Kim is an adorable 7 year old boy you can't help but love!  He's active in sports, an avid long boarder and an amazing swimmer. He's the kind of kid people of all ages are drawn to because of his genuine kindness and magnetic personality.

Recently, Sport was brutally attacked by a pit-bull.  He underwent immediate facial reconstructive surgery, and needs several more to repair the devastating amount of damage that was done.  Sport has been nothing but brave, and is willing to get the needed surgeries and move forward.

What the Doctors Say

Doctors say the remaining surgeries need to begin right away to be effective. Unfortunately, the cost of surgery is astronomical. Although the second surgery is scheduled, it will not happen unless we pull together and help this family before it’s too late to proceed.

***UPDATE*** because of people who got involved through this fundraiser, the family was able to consult with physicians they otherwise wouldn't have had access to.  Although it doesnt change the fact that Sport will still require the much needed surgeries, he will now be in the hands of the best care possible and will be utelizing more qualified surgeons whom the parents feel are better suited for their son.  Unlike the past two surgeons, the current surgeon (located in Cincinnati, Ohio) has advised waiting until the trauma area at the scar site has had more time to heal before going forward. This surgeon voiced his concerns regarding doing the surgeries immediately, as suggested by the original two surgeons consulted.  Sport still requires the surgeries, but will be going forward at the request and advice of his current surgeon. 

Please Donate Today

I am reaching out to you. Sport is a class act.  His amazing family is filled with love and kindness. Please pass this on to anyone you know, and feel free to post this fundraiser.  Thank you very much, your donations are very much appreciated.


~All funds will go toward care and healing of Sport Kim.~

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on December 4, 2014

Posted on December 4, 2014

We wanted to post another thank you for the support we've received from friends, family, and complete strangers. Donations are still coming in,(people are amazing....THANK YOU) and we don't want anyone to think we've forgotten about your kindness and complete generosity.
Sport will be visiting Cincinatti again in January, and will be scheduled for another surgery at that time.  We've seen the surgeon since my last post, but because there were no major changes, and because life has been hectic, we haven't updated.  When we are given a date for surgery we will be posting and updating regularly.
Thanks again to EVERYONE who has supported our son. I can't tell you how much we appreciate the love, positive thoughts, and the outpouring of support.
MUCH love,
Samson and Jennifer

Posted on July 4, 2014

Posted on July 4, 2014

Sport is enjoying Independence Day today with his cousin who's in from out of town. We're putting aside all attack/ surgery talk, and focusing on FUN! Thanks for all the amazing support!!!  

Posted on June 27, 2014

Posted on June 27, 2014

A check for 1,600 was deposited in the account set up for Sport by our "anonymous local". THANK YOU!  THANK YOU! THANK YOU! 
THANKS to everyone who contributed to the "match money"!  Great things happen when amazing people get involved. 
WE LOVE YOU ALL!!! 

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