Hate Crime Medical Bills

Three weeks ago on 3/14/16 I was mugged and attacked by a mob of 6 guys and 2 girls in downtown San Francisco. I sustained multiple fractures to my cheekbones, nose and jaw. I also had several teeth kicked out of my mouth. There is no doubt in my mind that I was targeted based on my sexual orientation based on the words exchanged by my assailants. As such, law enforcement has classified my case as a hate crime.

Since then, I have been healing up relatively quickly - but any dental work in this case is considered to be a 'cosmetic' procedure. Currently, my jaw is wired shut and I have a surgical operation to get it removed on 4/26, before I can begin dental repairs. I don't have any money saved (because who anticipates these incidents?) so I am asking for your help.

I have contacted dozens of state and nationwide charities looking for assistance, but this has turned out to be completely fruitless. So, the next step is reaching out to family and friends, such as yourself. I *really* hate asking for assistance and this is not an easy step for me to take, but these are expensive procedures. To replace the five missing teeth, I will need at least two implants with a bridge in between them. This will cost a minimum of $10,000.

This procedure is extremely meaningful to me, as I can't bear to relive the physical and psychological trauma of being attacked that night every time I open my mouth or smile. I also don't want to feel like less of a person that I was before this dehumanizing incident, and this procedure will go a long way in making me feel normal again. If you have any extra income you feel compelled to contribute, I would be beyond grateful. I will be putting up medical bills once they're available so that I can have a more exact fundraising goal. Anything helps - but even if you can't donate, I appreciate all the support everyone has provided since the incident - it's been invaluable. Thanks in advance.

Love you all, Zac.

Donations

  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 28 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 28 mos
  • Katey Dyck 
    • $125 
    • 28 mos
  • Caroline Kyriakou 
    • $25 
    • 28 mos
  • Kristin Nienkirchen  
    • $30 
    • 28 mos
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Organizer

Zac Brewer 
Organizer
San Francisco, CA
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