Stephen Casazza, Jr. was shot 3 times by a stranger on New Years Eve day around 6PM while delivering mail. ( News Links Below )
100% of the funds go to Steve's Family
If you know Steve then you know he's a hilarious, smart, and loving guy who would never hurt a fly. Steve likes to play guitar and enjoys beer.
Steve is a friend of mine and former roommate of 3 years. He's a postal worker and this was a case of mistaken identity. A strange man tapped on his window on New Years Eve day as he was delivering mail and fired at least 3 shots, hitting him in the back, chest, and arm. Steve, with the aid of neighbors, managed to get to the hospital before losing too much blood. Steve underwent many hours of surgery and received some 40 units of blood as to not bleed to death. He's got a long road to recovery and will need help since he's missing work and with assisting with hospital bills. In 3-4 weeks when Steve is healed enough, he will start occupational therapy...UPDATE:
Steve was hit in an artery. He lost half of his blood and they gave him a blood transfusion. Steve managed to stay conscious all the way to the hospital but his blood pressure was so low he went blind. ( temporarily ) Steve also has nerve damage in his right arm and can’t move his right hand or wrist or elbow. He could be paralyzed indefinitely in his arm depending on how the nerves grow back.
I've learned Steve is receiving workers comp which is only 60% of his pay
while he is out, and is of course saying he doesn't need handouts because that's the kind of guy he is. That being said, I feel like getting shot 3 times by a stranger is a horrible way to start the New Year. I just want to help him out and make this not so hard for him. He was released to his own apartment yesterday after 9 days in the hospital to heal at home.
Please feel free to reach out to him and show your support. I think helping Steve in this time will help restore a little bit of faith in humanity after a nut job shot him 3 times. Thanks for helping a guy out in the worst of times...Here are several links to the incident:
ABC 7 w/ Video
CBS Local News
Steve's Family Meets Family Who Called Emergency
"Hold On, Help is Coming"
Here's Steve SMILING with the 2 surgeons that put him back together after being shot THREE times in the CHEST, BACK, AND ARM...I mean c'mon.
Steve again with his coworkers & parents ( below )