Let's Help Kasson Get On His Feet

As Kasson explained in his story, he is fighting a lot of internal battles during his recovery from last year's attack. In addition to the mental trauma, he is now blind in both eyes with no light perception. One of the biggest tragedies of Kasson's story is how underserved he has been, both by society and the justice system. Both he and his family are now facing significant financial challenges, which have been made much more dire by Kasson's inability to work at the moment. 

Kasson worked as a bartender and server for over a decade and has over 15 years in the food service industry. But due to his blindess, he is unable to work in the field where he has gained this experience. He'll need school and vocational training. We want to give him time, space, and security as he rethinks his future steps and develops an entirely new skillset. We'd like to find him new housing. Currently Kasson's family lives in one of the most dangerous neighborhoods in NYC. We want him to be in a place that he feels safe being outside, so that he can explore and integrate into the community. We think this will be a huge step toward rebuilding his mental health.  

In addition to these pressing needs, it would be nice to give Kasson a few years of security as he recovers from a total loss of income. If you have been moved by his story, and would like to assist in his rehabilitation, please consider making a contribution.

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  • Anonymous
    • $25 
    • 4 mos
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    • $20 
    • 6 mos
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    • $50 
    • 9 mos
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    • $30 
    • 11 mos
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    • $20 
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Organizer and beneficiary

Brandon Stanton
New York, NY
K. W.

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