Frederick and Emily Fund
I wanted to reach out to everyone and ask for any help that could be spared. My niece Emily and her husband Frederick are newlyweds and have recently moved to Norfolk, Virginia. Fred is stationed with the US Navy there. They are just starting their lives together and are preparing for their first baby, as Emily has recently become pregnant.
Last night, due to an unfortunate series of events, both Emily and Fred were shot. They were waiting to meet with an individual to buy a cell phone, and were the end result of a suspected gang initiation shooting. As the individuals came up to their vehicle to sell the phone, they just started firing through the window. Fred was shot in his face and chest and Emily was shot in her chest. They sped off as soon as the guys started firing and rushed themselves to the hospital. Senseless violence as nothing was taken or stolen. As it stands Fred has lost one of his eyes and is in surgery to save his other. Emily is suffering from collapsed lung, but she is in recovery and the baby is safe.
We will update as we hear more information. This is going to be a long and difficult road to recovery. We know times are hard, but any help that could be spared would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you all.
Just wanted to reach out and thank everyone for the support. Everything is still pretty tentative at the moment, but both Emily and Fred are doing better. We are still waiting for results on Freds vision and Emily is currently having blood drained from her lungs.
Also, it appears as though some people on here are questioning the validity of this incident and post due to the vague news article, which is completely insane, the incident just happened. The news is apparently coming today to follow up on this incident, so we should have some updates to follow. This fund was set up by myself so that Emily and Fred could use this money in the months to come with the recovery process, as he supports their household and will surely be unable to for some time. Some people feel the need to express their negative viewpoints on the comments based upon no facts, and since I cannot respond on such, I will not tolerate it. If you have any questions, you can certainly reach out to me personally at firstname.lastname@example.org.