Please Help Jon Fogg Recover

Raised: $37,461.00
Goal: $30,000.00

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Melissa Fogg Castone

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On Tuesday, January 14, 2014, during the early hours of the morning, Jon Fogg was walking to his residence from where he parked his car after working his job at The Baltimore Sun. During... more


Updated posted by Melissa Fogg Castone 15 days ago

Hello everyone! I know it's been a long time since I have sent an update on Jon. As a working mother of a toddler and an infant, I found it difficult to update this page as frequently as I would have liked. I have gotten requests for updates on Jon, so I asked him what he would like me to post on here, and this is what he said:

"I have returned full-time to work and continue to make progress. The support I've received from everyone, including the many people who reached out through GoFundMe, has been an anchor for me and reminds me that we are all in this together. I will always be humbled and touched by this tremendous display of caring."

It is hard to believe that Jon endured this horrible incident almost 3 months ago. I will never forget receiving the phone call that morning. We are still so grateful for the outpouring of support. I know he has been very busy with the recuperation process in addition to returning to work. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers and remain hopeful that justice will be served.


Updated posted by Melissa Fogg Castone 2 months ago

As we close out another weekend, I, on behalf of Jon and our family, would like to extend our greatest thanks and appreciation to all of you. As many of you may have heard, an arrest was made in the case, and I have no doubt that the sharing of Jon's story led to the arrest. However, I do not want to focus on that individual in this forum. This forum is for recovery and hope. We have had almost 20,000 visits and over 700 donors to this page since its inception. As I stated before, our original goal was $1000, and now we have almost reached $30,000. We will keep accepting donations and your kind messages, as we know that Jon's road to recovery will not be an easy one.

"When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed."


Updated posted by Melissa Fogg Castone 2 months ago

One week ago today, after a snap decision to try to seek out some good out of a horrific situation, I created this page. Since that time, almost 700 people have donated almost $27,000 to Jon's recovery, and the story has been shared over 1,400 times via social media. Jon's story has appeared on the ABC, CBS, and NBC news stations in Baltimore, in newspapers, and in online news sources. Never did our family think that our reach would extend this far, but we are so grateful to all of you that it did.
We have decided to raise the goal one last time: to $30,000. Preliminary estimates for Jon's dental reconstructive work are $20,000 alone, so we hope to raise as much as we can. These donations will be used for Jon's future medical/dental expenses as they relate to his injuries. If we meet the $30,000 goal, I can guarantee that we will still be as shocked as we have been with the entirety of this campaign. We will continue accepting donations above and beyond this point, but we will no longer raise the goal after tonight.
Again, our family cannot thank everyone enough for the EXTREME generosity that we have experienced through monetary donations, offerings of help or advice, messages of hope, and the sharing of this story.
Please do not forget to share the news cast reporting the photo of the "person of interest" in the case (see previous post). Your sharing could lead to the conviction of the criminal and the prevention of further violent crimes.

"There is power in unity and there is power in numbers." ~MLK

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Created by Melissa Fogg Castone on January 17, 2014

On Tuesday, January 14, 2014, during the early hours of the morning, Jon Fogg was walking to his residence from where he parked his car after working his job at The Baltimore Sun. During this walk, he was brutally attacked by a man wielding a brick. Jon was robbed of his wallet, laptop, and car keys. The attacker then stole Jon's car, a Toyota Prius, that still had many of his gifts and gift cards from Christmas in it. The attacker also used Jon's credit card to make fraudulent purchases.
Worse than the loss of his possessions, Jon suffers many physical injuries. He has 6 skull fractures, broken bones in both hands (which are splinted), and he had about 8 teeth knocked out completely. He was discharged from the hospital after 2 days and is currently in a lot of pain. The assailant has not been captured and there have been no leads on the vehicle.
The road to recovery will be a long one for Jon, and that is why we are creating this page for him. He will need a lot of medical attention, and because he has both arms in splints, he will not be able to work for some time. If anyone would like to donate to help Jon recover, it would be greatly appreciated. We placed $1000 as our original goal, because we honestly don't know what to expect, but NO DONATION IS TOO SMALL.
Please feel free to contact us (Jon's family) with any questions. 


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posted by Marcus Jenkins 2 months ago

I'd be glad to assist in setting up a block party in the spring so the community can all meet and continue the support for everyone's good. The need for the community to continue looking out for each other and banding together is the way we collectively provide for a safer neighborhood.

posted by Stan Sersen 2 months ago

Hello my name is Jennifer. I work for Dr. K. Michael Murphy and Associates. Dr. K. Michael Murphy would love to help please contact me @ 410-235-1233. We would like to schedule a consult ASAP. Sending a prayers for a speedy recovery!

posted by Jennifer Nicholas 2 months ago

Dr Bernard Krupp, in Towson, does excellent work. He also guarantees the work. It might be worth sharing the story to see if they will give you a bit a of break with payment. Towson 1220 East Joppa Rd Building B, Suite 314 . Towson, MD 21286 Phone: 410-583-7600 Toll Free: 800-255-1286

posted by Makeda Rucker 2 months ago

I work for a dentist who is an alumnus of the University of Maryland. He said Jon's best option with the extent of his injuries would be to contact the University of Maryland @ Baltimore Dental School. Everything is state of the art there and they would be able to handle the magnitude of his dental injuries.

posted by Donna Warden Gerhart 2 months ago

Regarding the dental, contact Dr. K. Michael Murphy's office on Charles St. They do a lot of community work and are a great group of docs. http://www.baltimoreuptowndent Talk to Janice. My family were patients there and they worked with us on a variety of situations. Tell them if they do work with you, I will give them a free ad on Baltimore Fishbowl. Peace~ Chris

posted by Christine Frederick 2 months ago

Good Afternoon--This assult is so sad on so many levels. I have been in the employee benefits/health insurance field for 20 plus years. The services needs to replace and repair ANY dental work done by this crime will be covered under the medical insurace "accident" section of the Insureds plan and not dental. Dental insurance has a low annual dollar limit and is for preventitive and restorative type care. Over the years we had many people have sports injury,car accidents and the alike and these services are covered under health not dental. Please provide this feedback to the family, IM sure they will be facing medical bill and insurance issues for some period of time.

posted by Paul Cawley 2 months ago

Is there a dental school in Baltimore? Often you can get superior work at drastically reduced cost.

posted by Sarah Cannon 2 months ago

I am sorry that this still happens in our society. My father was attacked 20 years ago and still lives with a brain injury. I am happy you have so many supporters. Stay strong. Your family is in my prayers.

posted by Sean Kristoff 2 months ago

I heard about his attack and am glad he survived! I hope he recovers physically and emotionally and that the criminal is caught! My prayers to all!

posted by Debbie Heckler 2 months ago

So sad to read a story like this, but not surprised to have it happen . So sad that you had to have this happen to you, seems you are a true & kind person. I will keep you in my prayers that GOD can help in a full recovery. Angels have been sent to watch you and your family. Pray that this person is made to pay for what he has done. I hope that in anyway you may need help, we all can be there for you. In as much as cooking a meal cleaning or run errands for you or your wife. Please post and we all can help. I would gladly help. May GOD give you a speedy recovery.

posted by Debbie Mullins 2 months ago

Saw this on Facebook. As a second-shift worker as well, this has long been a fear of mine. I'm sorry to hear this horrific event happened to Jon and wish him a strong recovery.

posted by Julie Bone 3 months ago

I am so sorry to hear this has happened! Much positive energy being sent to you and your Loved ones on your road to recovery!

posted by Amanda Sylvester 3 months ago

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As Jon, whom I have never met, said, We are all in this together. Keep your spirit up, it gets better over time...



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Best Wishes for a speedy and complete recovery! Teachers at Lower Alloways Creek School!




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You are in my prayers.




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Wishing only the BEST for you Jon


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