Help Emmett Recover!

$14,965 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 352 people in 18 months
Sara Ryan
on behalf of Thomas Emmett Ryan
 Pembroke Pines, FL
Hello. My name is Sara, Emmett's older sister. I created this GoFundMe account in order to assist Emmett in taking care of costlyv medical bills. Please take the time to read his story below.
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On Sunday, April 30th 2017, Emmett was violently attacked and beaten by a group of 5 to 7 individuals after a show at Backbooth in Orlando, FL. He suffered many wounds but the worst of them require serious facial surgery. Doctors say both orbital sockets, nose and jaw need to be operated on or he could have serious issues in the future like loss of sight and the inability to chew.
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My family just mourned the loss of our oldest brother, Sione due to similar acts of violence. Sione was beaten to death. We are overwhelmed emotionally, but also financially. Emmett has no savings and no health insurance.
20082240_1493936817.4539_funddescriptionEmmett is a talented musician, a student, and an aspiring athlete. He is intelligent, funny, and introspective. It would be absolutely remarkable if donations were made in order to assist us in the goal of bringing Emmett back to being Emmett. No amount is too small. The funds received will go directly to Emmett. He needs all the help he can get with many surgeries and doctors appointments in his future. He will be out of work for a few months and will have no money coming in. We would be forever thankful for any assistance received.

Sincerely,
Sara

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UPDATE: Emmett is healing well and his swelling has subsided significantly. He will absolutely be needing surgery on his orbital sockets or will have problems with his vision. Everyone's support and well wishes have kept his spirits high! We are grateful for each and every one of you! Thank you all!
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So humbled everyone's generosity and kind words. Thank you everyone.
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I am so thankful and taken aback by the overwhelming support from everyone. Thank you so much! What an amazing start to getting Emmett back to normal and healthy! Thank you all so much!
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Patricia Wilkerson Tynes
18 months ago
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Sara, FYI-- the state of FL has a program that helps pay for medical expenses of crime victims. I encourage you and Emmet's family to investigate. I sorry that he is a victim of a senseless, brutal crime.

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Matthew Touchstone
18 months ago
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Yes there was a program called Victims of Crime and Compensation. They really helped me when I was shot in Tampa years ago. Payed my medical and everything. I was very thankful.

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Mags Street
18 months ago
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Yes my brother-in-law was attacked and he was helped. there are victim's funds. Please speak to the detective on the case regarding this fund. If you need any help I'm happy to help with procurement.

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Louellen Lambertson
11 months ago

Sorry about your brothers....this world is so wicked...pls read a scripture that truly describes the time we live in ..as stated in the scripture people have no love for each other...the bible book of 2 Timothy chapter 3 verses 1-5...and also in the book of Revelation chapter 21 verses 3 and 4....gives us the hope that God will destroy death and sorrow Pls read these 2 scriptures...my thoughts are with your family

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$14,965 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 352 people in 18 months
Created May 2, 2017
Sara Ryan
on behalf of Thomas Emmett Ryan
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Rhea McKinzie
17 months ago

I cannot imagine how your family is holding up through this. I am so deeply sorry that this is happening. I was never very close with Emmett but I know that he's a great guy and it's terribly troubling that this could happen to such a nice person. I wish I could help more. Please wish him a speedy recovery for me!

MG
$100
Marcelo Gadia
18 months ago

Happy to Help. Please keep us posted on his recovery. Wishing him and your entire family well.

CG
$50
Charlie G
18 months ago

Hop you are on the mend buddy. ⚒

Patricia Wilkerson Tynes
18 months ago
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Sara, FYI-- the state of FL has a program that helps pay for medical expenses of crime victims. I encourage you and Emmet's family to investigate. I sorry that he is a victim of a senseless, brutal crime.

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Matthew Touchstone
18 months ago
3
3

Yes there was a program called Victims of Crime and Compensation. They really helped me when I was shot in Tampa years ago. Payed my medical and everything. I was very thankful.

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Mags Street
18 months ago
2
2

Yes my brother-in-law was attacked and he was helped. there are victim's funds. Please speak to the detective on the case regarding this fund. If you need any help I'm happy to help with procurement.

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Louellen Lambertson
11 months ago

Sorry about your brothers....this world is so wicked...pls read a scripture that truly describes the time we live in ..as stated in the scripture people have no love for each other...the bible book of 2 Timothy chapter 3 verses 1-5...and also in the book of Revelation chapter 21 verses 3 and 4....gives us the hope that God will destroy death and sorrow Pls read these 2 scriptures...my thoughts are with your family

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