Help Jesher Walk Again

$271,437 of $400,000 goal

Raised by 1,936 people in 2 months
Created February 19, 2019
On January 14th, 2019, Jesher Tsz Fung Yau suffered a horrific accident while practicing a common gymnastic move he’s done numerous times. When he landed he hit the back of his neck fracturing his C6-C7 vertebrae, injuring his spinal cord, and compressing four of his discs. He was immediately taken to Research Medical Center Hospital and had C6-C7 anterior discectomy surgery and fusion. He is currently paralyzed from the chest down and has limited movement in his upper body extremities.
 
Jesher is a 29-year-old charismatic young man, full of energy and loves adventures. He is a man of determination, very ambitious yet fun loving, considerate and loves people. He loves to live life to the fullest and wants to see the best in everyone. He is a gymnast by profession and was once an Olympic hopeful and part of the Hong Kong national team.
 
Unfortunately the medical costs don’t come cheap, especially spinal care and rehabilitation, which is one of the most expensive in the medical field. All money raised will go towards assisting with medical costs, necessary equipment, rehabilitation fees and ongoing treatment. Jesher, a Hong Kong citizen, having no health insurance and not being treated in his home country, it will also help his family with travel and accommodation costs. Jesher has always showed us the type of drive and motivation that someone would need in order to overcome an injury of this severity with the challenges he has been able to defeat in his successful professional career.
 
This fund is to help support Jesher and his family through this extremely difficult time. Whether you know Jesher, know of him or do not know him at all, any contribution, big or small, will greatly impact Jesher’s long road to recovery. This fund is to make sure Jesher receives the best possible care necessary to save and improve his quality of life. We are holding Jesher and his family in our thoughts and prayers and thank you for your consideration and contribution.
 
URGENT REQUEST
We are trying to get Jesher admitted to the Rehabilitation Hospital of Overland Park. However, the facility requires an up-front 50% down payment of his estimated recovery before Jesher is allowed to be admitted. The rehabilitation facility per day will cost $1,500 with Jesher having no health insurance. With an estimated 2 months recovery, we will need to raise $45,000. If you can, I'd ask you to please consider a donation to help Jesher get back on his feet!  I will provide updates on Jesher's progress, as we know more information. 

Thank you for anything that you can give!

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On March 20 Jesher’s brother Simon returned to Hong Kong. In the photo from left to right are Tony, Jesher’s mother, Simon, and Paul. Tony, Simon, and Paul are part of “Help Jesher Walk Again” support team. Other members of the support team not in the photo are Mary Jean (Tony’s spouse) and Kenneth.

Tony, Mary Jean, and Paul are the main points of contact in Kansas City, helping Jesher and his family.

Tony’s name is set as Beneficiary due to GoFundMe’s policy on needing either a SSN or ITIN for funds to be released. Due to this a joint account was set up between Simon and Tony for the funds to be released to.

Coming soon we will start a weekly video digest of Jesher reporting how he’s doing.

Thank you all for your contributions. Please continue to pray for Jesher’s full recovery, and for the financial goal to be reached.
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First and foremost, thank you all for your love and support through prayers and finances. On March 2 Jesher was transported from Research Medical Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri to The Rehabilitation Hospital of Overland Park, Kansas. This was only made possible through the love all of you have shown by sowing finances into seeing Jesher walk again.

On Monday March 11 we were able to start taking care of part of the Medical expenses incurred for Jesher's physical therapy which started on March 3rd.

Jesher has noticed the core muscles are strengthening and has noticed some sensation coming back into his toes. Although he's still unable to move below his chest, we are seeing progress.

As part of the "Help Jesher Walk Again" support team, I urge you to please share our campaign as much as possible. Jesher has a long process ahead of him, but is hopeful that he will be able to walk again and someday continue in the sport that he loves.

On behalf of Jesher, the Yau family, and the Support Team, may the Lord greatly bless you and keep you and make His face to shine upon you and grant you His Peace.

Sincerely,

Tony McAnulla
Financial Executor
Help Jesher Walk Again Support Team
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