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Help Waka who was attacked on NYC subway

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My name is Kotaro Wakasugi and I was attacked on NYC subway September 6th.  I lived in Chicago from the time I was born until I was three, then in Japan until 2020, and came back to the US last year. I am 24 years old and just celebrated my birthday. I went on a picnic to celebrate my birthday on the Labor Day. I was wearing the uniform of the Japanese national soccer team.
After the picnic, my friends and I were on the subway in New York City on my way to a restaurant. And then a man suddenly attacked me while I was watching my phone. I only realized what had happened after I was hit, and by the time I realized it, I had been hit about five times, and he was saying f words. It was all I could do to resist the man who was hitting me from above.

Immediately after the incident, I looked for the police at the station, but they were not nearby, so I called 911 and four showed up at the scene 20 minutes later. Some of the police were Asian and he was shaking with tears in his eyes. We have filed a report with the police and are currently searching for him.

At the time of the incident, there was nothing wrong with my body, but now, two days later, I am unable to move my neck. All my family members are in Japan and I do not have enough money to pay for the treatment. Please donate. 


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Kotaro Wakasugi
Jersey City, NJ

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