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Eugene's Emergency Fund

$33,033 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 172 people in 1 month
Created January 5, 2018
Those who have ever met Eugene Efuni will say, "He is a Prince among men"... I couldn't agree more! So full of life... so full of wonder... so full of knowledge and warmth... He is loved and adored by all! Today, he is fighting for his life after a horrific New Year's morning accident in Los Angeles with three of his girlfriends that were visiting from the Ukraine; Liza, Natasha and Inga. All four are lucky to be alive, but are all in various conditions at the time. Eugene is stil unconscious, having undergone multiple surgeries, but is seemingly putting up a big fight! Liza has broken everything from head to toe, but she is conscious as she prepares to go on the operating table again and again in the coming days. Natasha has regained consciousness today and is lucid, but her fight is just begining. Inga also awoke today and is doing better, but as with them all - it's a very long road ahead.

This Campaign is aimed at easing some immedaite expenses for Eugene, his distraught parents and family, as well as the  3 girls and their families, some of whom are currently on the way to Los Angeles from Ukraine.  We are talking every day necessities that need to be taken care of while they remain in this condition. I have made Eugene's brother Sergey the benefitiary and together we will help ease this time for Eugene's family and those of the girls. 

I thank all of our friends in advance for contributing. Please share this with others and incourage them to donate as well. This story had a global inpact on so many people...

Here are some stories about this horrific accident and the subsequent news coverage from around the world.

http://ktla.com/2018/01/01/violent-crash-in-fairfax-district-leaves-6-hospitalized-including-4-in-critical-condition-lafd/

http://abc7.com/3-critically-injured-after-suspected-dui-driver-crashes-into-uber-in-hollywood/2847308/

http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2018/01/01/6-hurt-fairfax-district-crash/

https://tsn.ua/video/video-novini/stala-vidoma-dolya-troh-ukrayinok-yaki-znikli-u-los-andzhelesi-pislya-svyatkuvannya-novogo-roku.html

May this be a lesson to us all! This could have been any one of us in that Uber on that fateful morning. Next time someone you know tries to get behind the wheel drunk... remind them of this... 

Thank you all for your help!

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Phil V
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Hello Friends!
Thanks again to everyone for your continued support. Know that Zhenya's family and friends tremendously appreciate it!

I saw Eugene yesterday for the first time since he regained consciousness and I must say that it was a bitter sweet experience. On one hand - he is awake and is making daily progress, which is great news; on the other hand - it became very evident what a long road ahead it will be for his recovery. I don't want to get into too many details, but I will say that he is responsive to basic requests and is trying to talk. He is not able to speak right now due to the tubes still installed in his throat, so this week the doctors are going to minimize the tubes and leave him with the smallest intrusion that they can so that he can start having the ability to speak again. We are hoping that this will help with him with regaining memory, because at this point - he doesn't seem to remember much, which is not unusual with this type of brain injury. I think that going forward, it will be helpful to put together some personal messages for him, to help him remember. I am going to do a separate Post on Facebook asking everyone to submit some videos for Eugene, wishing him well, and maybe include photos and videos of yourself with Eugene so that his big beautiful brain can start remembering the abundance of friends and love that he has in this world...

For now as always, please keep Eugene and Liz and the girls in your prayers. I will keep everyone posted, but everyone should be prepared for a long haul, nothing will be happening overnight and we all need to continue to be here for our friends and their families.

Kindest regards,

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PV
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Hello Everyone!

A quick update on Eugene’s condition:

It’s improving? In the last two days he has opened his eyes and communicated a bit with his visitors. He is also regaining some movement in his left leg, which is very promising. His conscious periods are only a couple of minutes long, but are a sign of hope and improvement. Let’s pray that he regains full consciousness in the coming days!

Kindly,
-PV
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Hello everyone and thanks again for your support of Eugene, the girls and this campaign. It is truly heartwarming to see everyone come together. As of today, Eugene remains unconscious in the hospital. This week they performed a tracheostomy which helped remove tubes coming out of his mouth which made him more comfortable, but the overall condition has not changed.

Because of this fact and since it seems that more and more people are willing to help, I am raising the Goal once again to keep this campaign going forward. I thank you all for your support and will keep everyone posted as to the latest.

Please continue to send your love and prayers as they are needed and felt by Zhenya and the girls.

Thanks a million!

-PV
I’m better times...
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Thank you everyone once again for your overwhelming support and love from all over the world! It means everything right now! As of the last two days, Zhenya's condition remains unchanged, although his body is visibly healing and he looks better. That said, today they will be removing the breathing tube from his throat, so let's pray that it helps him awake! I will keep everyone posted and again - thank you so much for the overwhelming support!

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PV
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Created January 5, 2018
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