I’m David Gallaher, and I need some help.
On March 4th of this year, I was assaulted in the streets of Park Slope in the middle of the afternoon trying to call 911 to prevent a 13-year old girl from being assaulted. A gang of kids punched me, threw trash at me, and pelted me with rocks.
I was hospitalized at New York Methodist in Brooklyn with a broken cheekbone and kidney damage. While health insurance was able to cover the initial ER costs -- the cost of the imaging, including MRI, X-Ray, and CT Scan adds up, as does the aftercare. I am asking for a little bit of help to get me through the end of the month to cover medical bills, lost week of work, and subsequent court costs.
Fortunately, there was a video of the incident and the suspects were arrested hours after the assault. I have been working with the DA and other groups to bring a degree of restorative justice to this case. My hope is that some good will come out of this harrowing event and that justice will be served.
Thank you for your kind thoughts, prayers, and love,
[Content Warning: pictures of the incident below include screenshots of my assault ]