Help Ashley recover from brutal attack!
On Saturday, July 1, 2012, an unknown attacker viciously assaulted Ashley Pruneau with a hammer while she was alone inside her apartment.
Ashley suffered numerous blows to the head during the assault, and the attacker left her to die. Fortunately, she was discovered and was rushed to the hospital in time to save her life.
While police investigate this scary and horrific crime, Ashley remains in stable condition at Stroger Hospital in Chicago. She has had one head surgery, and will need a second surgery in a month. Once released from the hospital, Ashley will begin the road to recovery at a rehabilitation center for an unforeseen amount of time.
Needless to say, Ashley needs our help and support.
Ashley's friends, family and co-workers have started a fund to help her through these hard times. All money raised will be used solely to maintain Ashley's living conditions and help to pay off the medical debt she is incurring. Whether you can spare $5 or $500, any amount will be greatly appreciated. The more money we raise means less that Ashley will have to worry about finances once she's out of the hospital. Let's let her focus on her recovery, not on how she will pay for it.
Please consider donating what you can to help Ashley get through this. We would appreciate it if you would forward this link to others so that we can raise awareness of the crime, so that Ashley's attacker will be brought to justice.
If you have any tips or leads, please contact the Chicago Police Department. I will find out a more specific phone number or email for the person handling the case, but until then, you can call the police department and they should be able to point you in the right direction. If you have any questions, you can click on "contact" under my photo on the top of this page, and I'll do my best to answer.
Thanks for all of your support!
I know that the family is incredibly grateful for the generosity that has been shown to them. I am also very thankful that people have been so amazing, and have been sharing her story with others so that we can continue to raise money to help Ashley. Please keep it up! Every dollar helps, so if you know of someone who might be willing to donate, please send them the link to this page! Thank you to everyone, and I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!
As we are nearing our goal, I just wanted to say that this has been truly amazing to see. For every single evil person who would do something like this to another person, there are about 300 AWESOME, generous, amazing people who will stand up and help. Whether it is with their time, their money, their talent, they don't ask what they are going to get out of it, they just do it! I've been so impressed by how many people have given their money, some of whom have never even met Ashley, and by the people who have put on the events. Susan and Jill at Mana (Ashley's employers) did an amazing job with the event last night at Dark Room, and raised a lot of money, as did the folks over at Letizia's at the event last week...everyone has been commenting on how great the events were. So I want to thank everyone for going to the events, and the awesome people who have made them possible!
Even though we've almost reached the goal, we all obviously know that $10,000 isn't going to make a huge dent in the bills, so of course we'd like to raise even more than that. Please continue to spread the word, share the link, and help give Ashley as much as we can to give her a little cushion, so she doesn't have to worry about how she's going to pay the bills! Thank you so much for all that you've done to get us closer to the goal!
I'm very sorry to hear about this - and would like to offer my support [both financially, and otherwise]. It's hard for me to even comprehend how people can do these sorts of things to others. When I was a Paramedic, I saw my share of brutal, senseless attacks on innocent people. It always left me sad and depressed, that others have such little regard for human life. Please call me directly at: 1-800-727-2100, Option 1. I will do everything I can to offer support and encouragement, moving forward.
I do hope you do well, I wish you and your poor friend all the best.
Hi Liz, Thanks for setting this up... so very sad. I hope she's doing ok. Letizia's Fiore just set up an FB fundraiser for her here: http://www.facebook.com/events/400718653309522/ Just spreading the word... Carrie J