Help Star Recover from White Supremacist Attack

For: Star Peterson
Charlottesville, VA
Organizer: Lena Seville
Help Star Recover from White Supremacist Attack (Star Peterson)
$31,825
of $35,000 goal.
Raised by 746 donors
90% Complete

The Story

Please help our friend Star, who was run down by the white supremacist at the rally on August 12 in Charlottesville. She received emergency surgery, spent a day in the Surgical ICU and was then transferred to the Trauma Unit.  Her injuries are so serious that it will be at least a month before she can return home.  However, she is stable and expected to walk again and (hopefully) make a full recovery. However, she needs SIGNIFICANT financial support in order to regain a normal life after this horrific incident.

During her recovery, she won't be able to do her normal job working with children due to the surgeries on her legs (her right leg is currently held together with metal rods and pins). Star will need money to pay rent, buy food and cover other basic necessities.  Also, she doesn't have a car and needs funds for transportation.

The next few months will be critical for Star as she heals and undergoes physical and occupational therapy. Any level of support is welcome. All funds will go directly into Star's bank account.

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on September 14, 2017

Posted on September 14, 2017

One month after the terrorist attack in Charlottesville, Star wanted to share an update on her progress:

"After spending 15 days in the hospital and 12 days in rehab, I'm  staying with a friend. When my friend's not home, I have to have a nurse's aide because I can't be left alone. I had another doctor's  appointment today to address the pain that I experience after doing my  physical therapy. My white blood cells were up when I left the rehab  center, but I don't have any other signs of infection, so fingers  crossed." 


Posted on August 25, 2017

Posted on August 25, 2017

From Star -  My doctors called in a team of pain specialists. Because of them I slept  amazingly well last night. It makes such a difference.  I'm back to  joking around. The surgeons said that the surgery went perfectly! It  took longer than usual because it was an especially bad break. The  surgeons removed the ex-fix and installed permanent screws inside my  legs. I no longer have rods sticking out of my leg. I do have a fancy  new leg brace! 


Posted on August 16, 2017

Posted on August 16, 2017

Yesterday, Star got a custom back brace.  Now she can sit up for the first time in days.  We are still waiting on spinal X-rays and there will be a second surgery on her leg once the swelling goes down, but she remains in good spirits and thankful for the kindness that people have shown.

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