Help Quincy and his Family Heal

$53,861 of $55,000 goal

Raised by 1,353 people in 14 months
Created September 11, 2017
This is the official gofundme page for Cassandra Merlin's son Quincy and their family. Quincy's mother and I have been working together to help find supportive resources for her family and she has authorized me to open this gofundme campaign with her as beneficiary.

On August 28th, 2017 in Claremont, New Hampshire an eight year old biracial boy named Quincy was racially taunted, hit with sticks and rocks, and eventually hung from a tree by a group of white teenagers. Thankfully he escaped and survived. The external physical injuries can be seen in the photo. He was airlifted to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and is expected to make a complete physical recovery. Quincy’s sister was also present for the crime and fortunately was not physically harmed. Quincy and his sister have both suffered extreme psychological trauma as a result of this racially motivated crime. Psychotherapy is the most effective form of treatment for healing from the effects of trauma. Therapy or counseling can help people who have experienced trauma make sense of their experiences and feelings, develop plans to stay safe, learn healthy coping skills, and connect with other resources and support. Quincy, his sister and family need therapy and emotional support to begin the long healing process in front of them.

This fund created here will be used to provide Quincy, his sister and his family members the psychotherapy and support that is essential for recovery and healthy growth.  The fund will also be used to support the family with costs of moving and issues related to financial hardship. The family is currently living in the neighborhood this crime took place, do not feel safe, and will need to move. Plus, Quincy's sister attends school with the teens who hurt her brother and is having a difficult time being at the same school. Additionally, Quincy's younger brother was also recently diagnosed with a blood disorder (ITP) and has been hospitalized.  As a result, the children's mother, Cassandra,  is struggling with significant financial hardship due to the loss of work incurred when she is caring for her sick and injured children. Please donate to ensure that this family can move forward towards safety and begin the process of recovery. What happened to Quincy is horrific and your donations here can help him and his family begin to heal.  
All Proceeds Raised Here will go to Quincy's Family.
Thank you. #helpquincyheal

Please send cards and letters to:
Quincy & Family c/o Revolution
26 N. Main St.
White River Junction, VT 05001

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Friends and supporters of Quincy, some good news to share. As a result of 9 year old Quincy's bravery after he survived this racially motivated hanging and his mom's persistent commitment to justice for her son, New Hampshire now has a civil rights unit. Progress and healing! And major love and admiration for Quincy, his sister and his amazing mom. http://www.vnews.com/Governor-Sununu-and-Attorney-General-Gordon-MacDonald-announcement-in-Concord-NH-14337429
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Watch Nightline to hear more about Quincy and his family's experience. Thanks to everyone for donating and supporting these children and their family.
http://abc.go.com/shows/nightline/episode-guide/2017-09/27-092717-Mother-Who-Says-Her-Son-Was-Nearly-Strangled-Its-Attempted-Murder
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Today is Quincy's birthday! He turns 9., Thanks to all for the continued support of Quincy and his family. They appreciate all the love and support!
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Thank you to everyone for helping the fund reach 40000 dollars. Really amazing! And so loving! In 4 days 1000 people raised 40000 dollars to help Quincy and his sister begin the journey towards healing. Let's keep this going and help secure funds for Quincy and his sister's education too. Let's come together and hold this family in our hearts and give them the resources to live strong and healthy lives. Let's continue to work towards supporting this family and sending the message that love wins. Let's come together again and again, as often as is necessary, and help put an end to racism. With love and gratitude!!

Things to look for over the next few days: Please watch CNN on Monday night when Quincy's mom will be interviewed.
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Raised by 1,353 people in 14 months
Created September 11, 2017
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