Sam's Recovery Fund

My name is Kelly Whitehorn, and I'm a mom of a son and a daughter, and I live in Little Rock, Arkansas. My precious son, Sam Whitehorn, 26, was brutally assaulted outside a Portland, Oregon, bar last weekend for doing nothing more than wearing a Green Bay Packers beanie. It was an unprovoked assault, and is under police investigation. He is a lifelong fan of the Packers. He suffered a fractured skull, concussion and a brain hemorrhage. He required emergency surgery. Today, he is in the neurotrauma ICU at a Portland hospital with a long road to recovery ahead of him. It's heartbreaking. He will be unable to return to college this semester or to work, indefinitely. The side of his brain that "finds words" is injured so he has trouble calling things by their correct name. He calls water "bathroom" for example. Part of his skull was removed so he will have to wear a helmet for weeks or months until his next surgery. He and his devoted girlfriend will face staggering medical bills and loss of wages. I will use my own resources to help, but this money will be to specifically help them keep their apartment and help with daily expenses until Sam can return to work. I hope it will keep them stable for 6 months. If there is an angel on earth, it's his devoted girlfriend Bridget. She hasn't left his side. My prayers are for Sam to return to his brilliant, funny self. He has an amazing ability to make people laugh, and he has a gift for the written word. He hopes to make his living one day with his writing skills. His girlfriend is a talented singer, musician and songwriter. If you are able to help lessen their financial worries for a period of time, they will be forever grateful. And I, from the bottom of my heart, thank you. I can't repay you personally but know that I will devote my energies and passion to victims of crime for the rest of my life.

Donations (0)

  • James Hickman 
    • $20 
    • 41 mos
  • James Hickman 
    • $20 
    • 42 mos
  • Coffee Thomas 
    • $10 
    • 42 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 42 mos
  • Michelle Falde 
    • $100 
    • 42 mos

Organizer and beneficiary 

Kelly Hinds Whitehorn 
Organizer
Little Rock, AR
Samuel Whitehorn 
Beneficiary
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