Help Sho Morita and his family

Sho Morita was hit by a drunk driver and injured his body and brain seriously.


Hi all,

I’m Suguru Min, a senior at Waseda University in Japan. I have been studying at Portland State University as an exchange student since April. I’m writing this for my friend, Sho Morita, who was tragically hit by a car. Sho’s body and head were seriously injured. He was in the ICU for a month. The driver was intoxicated over the legal limit and was arrested soon after. I established this funding campaign so that he and his family can receive much needed financial help.

Sho is also a  senior at Waseda University. He came to Portland in April as a member of the same International exchange program. After arriving in Portland, besides studying English, he joined the college soccer team and was spending a great time here with friends in Portland. He is bright, funny, and always friendly. He is adored by everyone who gets to know him.

Sho’s family and friends were  stunned by this accident. His life was completely disrupted. I am asking our friends and the community to offer help in order to relieve the burden on his family. We would gladly appreciate anything you can offer: prayers, thoughts, and donations.

【How the accident happened and Sho’s condition】

On June 25th, at midnight, Sho was hit by a car which drove through a red light while Sho was walking on the crosswalk on his way to his host family’s home. The driver was reported to be intoxicated above the legal limit. After the accident, Sho was transported to OHSU hospital. Thanks to the work of OHSU’s doctors and nurses, his life was spared. However, his body was severely injured. He sustained a severe head injury along with a broken right arm and right leg.  Because of the damage to his brain, doctors believed that he may be in a coma forever, or he might lose his life.

He was in a coma for almost a month after the accident, but he woke up miraculously.  Since then he has recovered well with care from his family, friends, and the staff from OHSU. HE IS NOW FULLY CONSCIOUS and capable of communicating with us. He was then transferred from OHSU Hospital to a Japanese hospital for financial reasons. It’s still unclear when he can be discharged. Based on his condition, the doctors advise us that we should be prepared for a long stay at the hospital.

【Medical expenditures and other costs】

Regarding his medical expenditures, Sho bought insurance for studying abroad and his medical fees are compensated to a certain extent. However, medical fees in the U.S. are much more expensive than in Japan.His insurance coverage has reached its limit due to the U.S. medical expenses and transportation to Japan. The family will be overrun by medical costs because of his continuing care.

The cost of transporting his family to the U.S. and a percentage of the medical fees in Japan are not covered by his insurance and his family had to pay for it by themselves. Furthermore we are unsure when he can leave the hospital, the total amount of medical fees is unknown. Thus I am establishing this fund and asking for your help to reduce his family’s burden even just a bit.

【Goal of the fund and how to use it】

All of the donations will be handed to Sho’s family and used for the transportation cost of his family and the medical fee in Japan as written above. I am setting the goal at $80,000. To be honest, the expenditures in the future vary greatly depending on how well Sho can recover, so the goal is only a guide. It is likely to cost more than that.

【How you can help Sho】

It goes without saying that any donation will help Sho and his family no matter how much you donate, and it would be more helpful than you think. You can donate easily by credit card and the minimum amount of donation is $5.

I would appreciate it if you share this page via Facebook or Twitter as well as give a donation. Either posting this page directly on SNS or sharing someone’s post is welcome. If you can’t donate but would like to help, please share this page and this would help him and his family.

I want to say again and again that both the donation and the share will help Sho and his family. Cooperation is powerful. We really need your help.

Thank you for your time. Please help Sho for the sake of his future.

Suguru Min
















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Fundraising team: Help Sho Morita (5)

Min Suguru 
Raised $3,160 from 61 donations
Portland, OR
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