Richard Fletcher, Dundalk, Md

$105,031 of $100k goal

Raised by 2,480 people in 16 months
Georgia Allen Bartrum
on behalf of Richard Fletcher
  BALTIMORE, MD
This is a picture of Rick Fletcher, a  61 year old disabled resident who lives in our community, Harbor View.     Rick was brutaly attacked by approximately 49 students from a near-by school on April 22, 2015.  The reason for this terrible act is because he wanted the students, who were involved in a street fight, to stop fighting against his truck and he wanted to stop the one student from jumping on the hood of his truck as if it was a trampoline.  Not only did Rick sustain property damage but he was also physically injured.  His Injuries include broken eye sockets, a  broken nose,  broken ribs, bleeding on the brain, and many  lacerations .  Rick also needed a blood transfusion. 

The Harbor View Neighborhood Association has rallied around the family.  We are working closely with the family to assist them during this difficult time.    We estimate his medical bills will be between $200,000-$400,000 .  His medical insurance will not pay for all of the bills.  At this time, he is out of the hospital but he will need several additional surgeries.  So Rick has a long road to recovery.   All proceeds from this campain will be given to the family for his co-pays, and other medical expenses.    We do not expect the perpetrators will help him or his family pay for any of the medical expenses. 

If you would like to help, please  donate to this very worthy cause , as Rick did not deserve this.     If you do not want to donate via GOFUNDME, please make a check out to Richard Fletcher and send it to:

Harbor View Neighborhood Association
C/O Richard Fletcher
6769 Graceland Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21224

If you can not donate - please say a prayer for Rick and his family. 

If you have any questions please visit facebook for the Harbor View Neighborhood Association.  All updates for funding raising activites and Community Meetings will be posted.

At this time,  six arrests  have been made.  All Juveniles were charged as Adults, and the Grand Jury charges were changed from Assult to Attempted Murder.  The suspects were also charged with Robbery and Theft  The link below has the before and after pictures - it is very graphic!  You can find the story on the male's arrest at:

http://www.foxbaltimore.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/124441-Rally-Planned-for-Richard-Fletcher-17-Year-Old-Charged-With-Assault.shtml#.VUaSPJVFDIW

THe Harbor View Neighborhood Association
Baltimore County, MD
Georgia Bartrum, President
Melissa L. Allen, Vice President
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Update 15
15 months ago
This is from Rick Fletcher...
I go to Hopkins today, discuss nasal reconstruction and plastic surg., then to the best neurologist Hopkins has...the director of neuro. I'm very fragile and weak, so ty to those that support my mental condition..


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Update 14
15 months ago
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To everyone that has sent donations to Rick, I will be getting to the "Thank You" cards over the next several days. The Harbor View Neighborhood would like to thank you for your generous donations to Rick. Please keep sharing!
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Update 13
15 months ago
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Everyone is asking how Rick is doing, the best that we can say is that he suffered a brain injury from the beating. He is trying his best, to work through the issues that the brain injury has caused. It will take time for him to recover. At this time, we do not know if he will ever be able to resume the activities that he used to take for granted. It saddens us to think that a man who had a love for old cars may never be able to drive a vehicle again. A man that loved to do standup comedy, man never set foot on stage. We know that his life has, as well as that of his wife, step-son, daughter-in-law and his adorable grand daughter have been forever changed. Only time and God can tell if another miracle is bestowed upon him and his life resembles a shadow of its former self. We send blessing to everyone who has been touched by this story, if you were able to donate, share the page, or pray. This miracle of people coming together from all over the world would not be possible without each and every one of you. Be Blessed and Thank you. - Melissa
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Update 12
15 months ago
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All,

For those that are sending checks, today I sent out handwritten 'Thank You" notes. There were a couple of donations that did not have any names and addresses. I wanted to be sure to say "Thank You" for your donation to Richard. Every single donation counts!
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Kimberly Gamba
16 months ago

I would love to support you here, but I will no do so through gofundme they have clearly shown that they are prejudice and will only allow people who they approve of. sorry prayers that he gets better.

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Betty Parks
16 months ago

I will send a donation to the Harbor View Neighborhood as I don't agree with GoFundMe's policy of who they will let fundraise.

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Dave Deacon
15 months ago

This sickening story is yet another example of the senseless hate being fueled by the media whores that promote racism to sell news. In my opinion they are completely responsible for the Baltimore riots as well as all the other cities that have been trashed. It's a shame that there are those so mindless that they buy into every word they hear from politically biased news outlets and just aren't capable of reading between the lines. I hope they are proud of their accomplishment. The only wish I can have is a for a full recovery and prosecution to the fullest extent to those responsible for this attempted murder, but I doubt the latter will ever happen. I'll be sending a donation to The Harbor View Association.

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Kimberly Seibel Colwell
16 months ago

They were collecting at the school meeting Wednesday and I left an application there for him. Hoping it got to him. As a victim, there is a fund set up by Maryland that most people don't know about that will cover his medical expenses. Hope this helps. Prayers for him and his family.

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Norman Frank
15 months ago

I will send a donation to the Harbor View Neighborhood as I don't agree with GoFundMe's policy of who they will let fundraise.

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Jewel Cowart
15 months ago

I wish there was another option like thru a bank as I will NOT ever use gofundme again. They pick and choose based on their beliefs and they will never make a dime off me again. Im so sorry for this gentleman that he went thru this horrible thing. Praying for fast recovery physically and emotionally.

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John Zoslocki
15 months ago
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Curious, what was the race of the students?

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Brad Setzer
15 months ago
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Absolutely sickening. I hope those thug teens are found and tried as adults for attempted murder. Sick society we all live in today.

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Gloria Rouse-Stone
16 months ago
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I am praying for u Rick we travel down your st a lot. This is so wrong U should be recognized as a hero instead of being recognized as a badly injured person. Thank you for trying to help the community God bless you and heal your body and touch your family in Jesus name we pray we pray!!

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Carol Eichelberger
16 months ago
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Hello. I have read about this and I'm lost for words right now. My heart is broken for this precious man. I would like to mail a check to Rachel to help her with the medical cost. Is there an address I could mail a check to? My email is shadyspringsphoto@gmail.com if anyone could help me with this. I hope to hear from someone. My prayers are headed your way. My love, Carol E.

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Nichole Flynn
16 months ago
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I wish i could help, but can onlu offer prayers. The kids who did this, their families should be responsible for his entire medical cost and the cost for him to live a very fun, travel filled, relaxing life from hete on out. I will pray, and hope for the best possible outcome for u. Stay strong!

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Berdawn Hutchinson
15 months ago
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I'm disappointed that so many people would use this as an opportunity to spew ugliness about something totally unrelated to this terrible incident. I would be surprised if any of these small-minded and hateful people give anything to help this man.

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Kate Andrews
15 months ago
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I will not give anything on this site because of their unfair policy. I will send a check

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Alain Breton
15 months ago
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Praying is useless. Help the poor man and send him whatever amount you can.

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Avery Jarman
15 months ago
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Who failed to properly raise, nurture, supervise and imbue these children with a sense of compassion, empathy and respect for their neighbors? Is it caregivers like Baltimore mom/grandmother Ms. Toya Graham who grew up witnessing other moms building large families that struggle and experience hardships, and at eighteen-years-old began building a large family that she irresponsibly introduced to the same struggles and hardships? Despite advising CNN's Anderson Cooper, "At no time is my son a thug," Ms. Graham raised at least one extremely angry, depressed, frustrated male child who joined other depressed, angry, frustrated children attempting to cause grave harm to peaceful people charged with protecting their community from depressed, angry, frustrated children, teens and adults. Or are the caregivers to children like American rapper Kendrick Lamar (born June 17, 1987) who in his 2015 Grammy award winning Rap Performance, "I", writes, "I've been dealing with depression ever since an adolescent." Quoting a January 2011 LAWeekly interview with Kendrick: "Lamar's parents moved from Chicago to Compton in 1984 with all of $500 in their pockets. "My mom's one of 13 siblings, and they all got six kids, and till I was 13 everybody was in Compton," he says. "I'm 6 years old, seein' my uncles playing with shotguns, sellin' dope in front of the apartment. My moms and pops never said nothing, 'cause they were young and living wild, too. I got about 15 stories like 'Average Joe.'" Or are caregivers like the people who 'created' popular American rapper, Tupac Amaru Shakur (born Lesane Parish Crooks; June 16, 1971 – September 13, 1996), responsible for causing Tupac to rap/write and clearly describe the horrific child neglect and maltreatment he suffered as a developing human child? In one rap titled 'Dear Mama' Tupac writes about his love/hate relationship with his mom, his anger and great disappointment with his dad...in another rap titled 'That's Just The Way It Is' an emotionally abused and neglected Tupac writes about harming his peaceful neighbors and frequent thoughts of committing suicide. Why are the people our society says are legally responsible for raising and nurturing peaceful children, NOT being investigated and charged with child abuse or maltreatment offenses for failing to supervise their children...why? #maternal-paternal-responsibility

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M Jones Katasonova
15 months ago
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Sent a check today for his Richard's care. I would use GOFUNDME.

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Tracie Holladay
15 months ago
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GoFundMe has come through for me in the past. I can put a little in the pot. I sure hope it helps. I hope someone can continue to update this page with progress reports.

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Rachael Kerr
15 months ago
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Wishing you a speedy recovery hopefully the scumbags that done this to you will be in jail for life and never get a second chance in life shame on them and shame on their parents for raising scum , thinking of you and your family at this difficult time

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Sheri Reynard
15 months ago
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I donated yesterday but I should have sent funds through the other address. I wish I had since I don't agree with their policy on who they will not allow to fundraise. I will not use gofundme again.

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Paula Mehtala
15 months ago
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I will send a donation to the Harbor View Neighborhood Assoc. instead of through GoFundMe. I am horrified at the brutality of this attack and I pray for you and your family. Wishing you a full recovery. I hope my donation helps.

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$105,031 of $100k goal

Raised by 2,480 people in 16 months
Created April 25, 2015
Georgia Allen Bartrum  
on behalf of Richard Fletcher
  Medical   BALTIMORE, MD
CM
$100
Catherine Morrell
1 month ago
MH
$10
MICHAEL HONEYCUTT
1 month ago
$10
Anonymous
1 month ago
$20
Anonymous
4 months ago
$100
Anonymous
4 months ago
DG
$20
Dale Gross
4 months ago
$20
Anonymous
5 months ago
NC
$50
Nancy Cook
5 months ago
$10
Anonymous
5 months ago
GL
$25
Greg Litfin
6 months ago
Kimberly Gamba
16 months ago

I would love to support you here, but I will no do so through gofundme they have clearly shown that they are prejudice and will only allow people who they approve of. sorry prayers that he gets better.

+ Read More
Betty Parks
16 months ago

I will send a donation to the Harbor View Neighborhood as I don't agree with GoFundMe's policy of who they will let fundraise.

+ Read More
Dave Deacon
15 months ago

This sickening story is yet another example of the senseless hate being fueled by the media whores that promote racism to sell news. In my opinion they are completely responsible for the Baltimore riots as well as all the other cities that have been trashed. It's a shame that there are those so mindless that they buy into every word they hear from politically biased news outlets and just aren't capable of reading between the lines. I hope they are proud of their accomplishment. The only wish I can have is a for a full recovery and prosecution to the fullest extent to those responsible for this attempted murder, but I doubt the latter will ever happen. I'll be sending a donation to The Harbor View Association.

+ Read More
Kimberly Seibel Colwell
16 months ago

They were collecting at the school meeting Wednesday and I left an application there for him. Hoping it got to him. As a victim, there is a fund set up by Maryland that most people don't know about that will cover his medical expenses. Hope this helps. Prayers for him and his family.

+ Read More
Norman Frank
15 months ago

I will send a donation to the Harbor View Neighborhood as I don't agree with GoFundMe's policy of who they will let fundraise.

+ Read More
Jewel Cowart
15 months ago

I wish there was another option like thru a bank as I will NOT ever use gofundme again. They pick and choose based on their beliefs and they will never make a dime off me again. Im so sorry for this gentleman that he went thru this horrible thing. Praying for fast recovery physically and emotionally.

+ Read More
John Zoslocki
15 months ago
6
6

Curious, what was the race of the students?

+ Read More
Brad Setzer
15 months ago
6
6

Absolutely sickening. I hope those thug teens are found and tried as adults for attempted murder. Sick society we all live in today.

+ Read More
Gloria Rouse-Stone
16 months ago
6
6

I am praying for u Rick we travel down your st a lot. This is so wrong U should be recognized as a hero instead of being recognized as a badly injured person. Thank you for trying to help the community God bless you and heal your body and touch your family in Jesus name we pray we pray!!

+ Read More
Carol Eichelberger
16 months ago
6
6

Hello. I have read about this and I'm lost for words right now. My heart is broken for this precious man. I would like to mail a check to Rachel to help her with the medical cost. Is there an address I could mail a check to? My email is shadyspringsphoto@gmail.com if anyone could help me with this. I hope to hear from someone. My prayers are headed your way. My love, Carol E.

+ Read More
Nichole Flynn
16 months ago
6
6

I wish i could help, but can onlu offer prayers. The kids who did this, their families should be responsible for his entire medical cost and the cost for him to live a very fun, travel filled, relaxing life from hete on out. I will pray, and hope for the best possible outcome for u. Stay strong!

+ Read More
Berdawn Hutchinson
15 months ago
5
5

I'm disappointed that so many people would use this as an opportunity to spew ugliness about something totally unrelated to this terrible incident. I would be surprised if any of these small-minded and hateful people give anything to help this man.

+ Read More
Kate Andrews
15 months ago
4
4

I will not give anything on this site because of their unfair policy. I will send a check

+ Read More
Alain Breton
15 months ago
4
4

Praying is useless. Help the poor man and send him whatever amount you can.

+ Read More
Avery Jarman
15 months ago
3
3

Who failed to properly raise, nurture, supervise and imbue these children with a sense of compassion, empathy and respect for their neighbors? Is it caregivers like Baltimore mom/grandmother Ms. Toya Graham who grew up witnessing other moms building large families that struggle and experience hardships, and at eighteen-years-old began building a large family that she irresponsibly introduced to the same struggles and hardships? Despite advising CNN's Anderson Cooper, "At no time is my son a thug," Ms. Graham raised at least one extremely angry, depressed, frustrated male child who joined other depressed, angry, frustrated children attempting to cause grave harm to peaceful people charged with protecting their community from depressed, angry, frustrated children, teens and adults. Or are the caregivers to children like American rapper Kendrick Lamar (born June 17, 1987) who in his 2015 Grammy award winning Rap Performance, "I", writes, "I've been dealing with depression ever since an adolescent." Quoting a January 2011 LAWeekly interview with Kendrick: "Lamar's parents moved from Chicago to Compton in 1984 with all of $500 in their pockets. "My mom's one of 13 siblings, and they all got six kids, and till I was 13 everybody was in Compton," he says. "I'm 6 years old, seein' my uncles playing with shotguns, sellin' dope in front of the apartment. My moms and pops never said nothing, 'cause they were young and living wild, too. I got about 15 stories like 'Average Joe.'" Or are caregivers like the people who 'created' popular American rapper, Tupac Amaru Shakur (born Lesane Parish Crooks; June 16, 1971 – September 13, 1996), responsible for causing Tupac to rap/write and clearly describe the horrific child neglect and maltreatment he suffered as a developing human child? In one rap titled 'Dear Mama' Tupac writes about his love/hate relationship with his mom, his anger and great disappointment with his dad...in another rap titled 'That's Just The Way It Is' an emotionally abused and neglected Tupac writes about harming his peaceful neighbors and frequent thoughts of committing suicide. Why are the people our society says are legally responsible for raising and nurturing peaceful children, NOT being investigated and charged with child abuse or maltreatment offenses for failing to supervise their children...why? #maternal-paternal-responsibility

+ Read More
M Jones Katasonova
15 months ago
3
3

Sent a check today for his Richard's care. I would use GOFUNDME.

+ Read More
Tracie Holladay
15 months ago
3
3

GoFundMe has come through for me in the past. I can put a little in the pot. I sure hope it helps. I hope someone can continue to update this page with progress reports.

+ Read More
Rachael Kerr
15 months ago
3
3

Wishing you a speedy recovery hopefully the scumbags that done this to you will be in jail for life and never get a second chance in life shame on them and shame on their parents for raising scum , thinking of you and your family at this difficult time

+ Read More
Sheri Reynard
15 months ago
2
2

I donated yesterday but I should have sent funds through the other address. I wish I had since I don't agree with their policy on who they will not allow to fundraise. I will not use gofundme again.

+ Read More
Paula Mehtala
15 months ago
2
2

I will send a donation to the Harbor View Neighborhood Assoc. instead of through GoFundMe. I am horrified at the brutality of this attack and I pray for you and your family. Wishing you a full recovery. I hope my donation helps.

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