Ian's Road to Recovery
$473,300 of $300k goal
He's going to have a lengthy recovery road and is already worried about how he will afford it which is the last thing he needs.
Please help him to not worry about these bills.
❤️ His Sisters.
Thank you for your outpouring support. We are beyond thankful for your kind words and well wishes for Ian.
Ian is recouping but still has a long road ahead. Ian made his living working with his hands. That is now gone and we still don't know if full use of his hand will return. Ian has a long road ahead of rehabilitation, possible additional surgeries, creating a new way of living and providing for himself, not to mention the emotional damage this tragedy has created.
At this point- my mother and I will maintain control of Ian's funding to lessen his stress. His fund will be withdrawn by myself and passed over to him when he is more stable.
We thank you all for your continued prayers. Bless you all.
Much like most sibling relationships- my siblings and I don't always get along. My being the oldest however, my top priorities were always my younger siblings and having their best interest.
My brother is caring. He would give the shirt off his back or last $5 to a total stranger. He knows anything and everything about fish and other small creatures. He loves trying to cook. Yes I said trying- I'll always be the better cook ;) he loves spending time with his family and friends. Playing cards or enjoying a sporting game. He's stubborn and hard headed. He's determined and passionate. He's the biggest pain in my butt at times but he's also one of the first people to come to my rescue if I need him.
I've received many inquiries as to if this account is real. If it is for him. Why I keep upping the goal, etc.
Yes, this account is indeed real. Yes, I'm his older sister.
Yes, all proceeds are for him. As for the changing goals. The first couple of increases were due to the finances and reality of what is actually going to be needed. I still don't have actual numbers. But more importantly- I keep having requests to change the goal. Requests from people wanting to help Ian and to show support. For that- I will continue to do so.
The amount of love and compassion and support my family has received has been more than incredible and more than we could have ever hoped for.
Ian is not a hero. Ian was simply doing what he knew he had to do. What we were raised to do. Stand up for those who need it. Do the right thing no matter how difficult it is.
From the bottom of my heart and my family's, we appreciate all of the love, support, donations, and kind words. They have been so incredibly overwhelming and appreciated. The last thing wanted is for my brother to worry about medical expenses and the what if's this difficult situation is creating.
Ian- THANK YOU! As a female US Navy veteran of Indian decent, I thank you and salute you for your service to humanity! Thank you for standing up to hate and bigotry. You didn't have to put your own life in danger to help strangers, but you did. That speaks volumes about your character and courage. I wish you a speedy recovery. If only we had more humans like you, this cruel world would be a better place. Good luck! Hugs! ❤️
Hi Ian, You don't know me but I wanted to say "thank you with all my heart" for being there, for standing up for those two guys at the bar and grill. What a kind-hearted thing to do for another human being. I work for Garmin and I'm greatly saddened by the hatred of this man who shot the three of you. I don't know the extent of your injuries but I truly hope and pray that you recover quickly. I know the emotional aspect will take much longer for everyone involved. All of this breaks my heart. I don't know what else to say except that I hope you're up and around real soon. Take good care of yourself.
Hey guys im Sodahedd a music producer. Im in a record label called Diamond Records. we are having a launch party in August 2018 in LA near Venice Beach. The top TWO DONATORS get to win a free trip to LA with the record label and come hangout with us at the hotel afterwards. Please help us. we really appreciate it :D