On August 29, 2018, 29 year old father Christopher Edge of Washington DC decided to patron a Target located in District Heights, MD for household items. Upon entering, he recognized a childhood friend situated with his girlfriend and daughter and decided to say hello. In the midst of their conversation the friend, a diagnosed bipolar and paranoid schizophrenic, relapsed into an episode and began brutally stabbing Christopher approximately 10 times. After stabbing Christopher, the friend then took his girlfriend hostage at knifepoint in front of their child until local authorities were able to successfully subdue him.
Christopher was rushed to the hospital suffering from lacerations to the temple, eyelid, chest, kidney, spleen and lung which in turn caused them to collapse. He was placed in the ICU after undergoing emergency laser surgery to repair his spleen, underwent two blood transfusions and given chest tubes to assist in the removal of blood from his lungs.
Foreseeing a long road to recovery, Christopher has been displaced from work due to his inability to perform the physical demands of a warehouse technician. He is unable to perform all day to day functions without assistance, including walking and bathing. In addition to physical therapy, he will need mental therapy to help overcome this traumatic event.
Christopher’s 5 year old daughter (Lyric) is awaiting the opportunity to have her father hold her in his arms and play with her again. Unfortunately, at the time of the attack, his medical coverage status was deemed ineligible due to a new hire probationary period within his company. In light of this, we are raising money to help Christopher pay for his medical bills and rehabilitation services.
No donation is too small and we thank you deeply in advance for your on going support and well wishes throughout this time.
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