A few months ago Ryo was taken away by ambulance, some weeks after that a crew was in the hallway cleaning out his apartment and we thought he had died, in fact a friend of his set up a memorial to him in front of his building at 133 Ave D asking if anyone knew what had happened to him.
Yesterday Ryo returned home after hospitalization and months of COVID rehabilitation. He arrived to the building to find his locks changed and his apartment emptied out except for his piano and tortoise (who was left alone for months). He had worked throughout the pandemic as a restaurant worker. He initially got sick in October and was hospitalized in January.
He has no shoes, no toothbrush, no documents or ID, no passport, no fridge or stove.
He needs assistance to get his life back and move forward. What the management has done is so inhumane and I’m pretty sure very illegal.
A-Rod owns the building - EV Grieve has posted about it.
If you are able to contribute non-monetary donations, we'll be collecting donations at Lovewild Design- 136 Ave C/9th St. We’re open 12-6pm Wednesday to Sunday.
He’s medium build, wears men’s 9.5/10 shoes wide, 38 waist and cannot take in perishable food yet until building management installs a fridge.
Here's a spreadsheet on what has been donated-
Ryo is very shy and humble so we are not sharing photos of him at this moment beyond his tortoise.
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- Thomas Greig
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