George's Recovery - Brutal Assault

Hi everyone,

My name is Esti, a friend of George Chen. 

Our dear friend George was brutally assaulted this past Friday, November 20th around 8pm on a well-lit road in Crown Heights, Brooklyn where he was only a block away from his friend's apartment.

George lost consciousness for what seemed like a couple minutes after being hit by a hard object like a bat or metal pipe; he wasn't able to see his attackers.

His ER visit Friday night revealed that he will be needing a lot of reconstructive surgery. George has a laceration on his head that resulted in at least 20 staples. He also has a laceration in his mouth and his missing a tooth. His other teeth are also loose and wobbly and will require extensive dental work. He also has several fractures to the left maxillary incisor, anterior maxillary spine and alveolar fracture. It will require several hospital visits, surgeries and an extended amount of time to heal. 

To make matters worse, George currently does not have health insurance. He was in the process of moving overseas and this Sunday was supposed to be his last day in New York. Because of this, he was staying in a hotel thru the weekend but this unfortunate event has prolonged his stay and he will be putting off his move to Asia indefinitely. 

Thankfully, his sister Karen Chen was able to come to New York and be by his side during this difficult time.
I am asking if his friends, friends of friends and strangers can help him heal during this challenging time and transition. Please send him warm, healing messages as well.

The fund will be used towards his hospital bills and his recovery. His sister Karen is aware of this gofundme page and the funds will be going directly to them. Below is his ER receipt detailing his visit. 

Myself and several of George's friends plan on visiting him soon. In his current condition, it makes it very difficult for him to speak or to see anyone. 

I appreciate everyone taking the time to read and donate; I will be updating this page as George recovers!

Thank you,
from George's family and friends

George has decided to share some pictures from the night that he was attacked, from the hospital, and from his current state of recovery.
These images are graphic: link to album


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Organizer and beneficiary

Esti Choi 
Brooklyn, NY
Karen Chen 

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