Dorian's Medical & Living Expenses
My name is
and I helped set this GoFundMe page up to help out our friend
. Dorian is soft-spoken and super friendly - has a huge heart and is a very generous person. I'm honored to have him as a friend. I met Dorian through playing soccer and volunteering with a non-profit here in NYC called
. With PS2G we both volunteer as game leaders of pickup soccer games which raise money for various charities. He donates a lot of his time to positive change in the community through soccer.
Unfortunately, Dorian recently was the victim of a horrific injury on the soccer field. This incident was both unnecessarily violent and completely against the "being competitive without violence" message he helps spread in the community. Unbelievably, the person that caused his injury fled the scene before apologizing or checking if Dorian was ok before the ambulance arrived.
These are some pictures of Dorian:
As you can see besides soccer, family and community he also loves music. :)
Dorian has had some complications with insurance coverage which delayed his necessary surgery to his right leg and ankle. These delays just extended his pain, frustrations and ultimately his eventual rehabilitation time. The damage to his shinbones and ankle are quite severe. Here is the X-ray of his leg after his surgery. You can see the plates and pins they had to put in his leg:
more graphic pics of the injury can be seen here:
Now, he is bed ridden for at least a few months. If all goes well, he can start rehab to hopefully get him walking again. Eventually, we all hope he will be able to run and play the game he loves so much.
Currenly he is unable to work to support himself or help his family. Many medical expenses are piling up for him that haven't been covered by his insurance.
We need your help to raise money to offset his expenses!
*Support someone that does a lot for his community and is a "competitive athlete without being violent".
*Support a talented musician unable to play.
*Support a loving son who is unable to support his family.
The stress for him is great and we CAN do something to relieve at least a portion of it.
Please consider donating a little or a lot and sharing this around on social media. Dorian is very positive and supports a lot of people in need .... he really IS someone that deserves being supported in his time of need.
Donation Tiers: (Soccer Tournament occured Sat Jun 13th) New Donation Tiers to come.
Wishlist items: These are items that Dorian needs but can't afford. These will range from things for his family or items directly associated with his physical theropy needed to be able to get him walking again. List is soon to come.
Please Share on Social Media ... :)
Thanks again everyone for all the support.
This is Chris. Thank you to everyone who has been so generous in helping Dorian out so far. Every dollar is a huge relief to the piled up stress that he has about not being able to work, take care of his family, and the pain of this terrible injury. Also a special thanks to the volunteer leaders who helped host the soccer tournament and all those that came out to play in Dorian's honor. I am removing the donation tiers associated with the tournament now that that is completed but This fundraiser is not over as there are still a lost of financial expenses that have piled up that we can help Dorian out with. We will be adding new donation tiers and Dorian is putting together a wish list of things that he will need during his rehab to aid him in trying to walk again (like a membership for pool/water rehab) and eventually get back to work so he can help support his family and himself. He's to proud to ask for help so this is why I'm asking for him. Those of you that no him first hand know how positive and generous of a guy he is with family, friends, community etc. You also know how terrible this situation is for him. Please consider donating something you can afford to help out and afterward please spread the word on social media. Tell people in your own words why you know Dorian deserves to for once be on the receiving side of help for a change. Thank you everyone for all your help. - Chris W
It came just when I needed it the most! It is the wonderful actions of others that keep me going most days.
During tough times like this I realize how much my family and friends really mean to me. To me you guys are both.
It is great there are people that care so deeply for their brothers in need.
It's been an honor to contribute with this group and organization all this years, but never thought I would be on the receiving end.
God bless you.