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Jerry Wolkowitz Memorial Fund

$18,846 of $18,000 goal

Raised by 231 people in 10 months
Created June 2, 2018
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On May 1, 2018, Jerry was the victim of a horrific act of violence.  The perpetrator viciously beat him and then ran over his body with his car, leaving him for dead.  Jerry's injuries were numerous and included having all his ribs broken, his pelvis crushed, his shoulder broken, and has been left in a coma and dependent on a ventilator to breathe. 

But let me talk about Jerry. Jerry is a reporter, a writer, a first aid volunteer, a dedicated worker, a wonderful friend, and a devoted family man with a loving fiance. Jerry loves cats and captures many special pictures of his precious Misu.  Jerry spent his life dedicated to helping others and has touched so many lives as a volunteer for the Freehold First Aid Squad, a reporter for the Asbury Park Press and The News Transcript, a driver for SAS Ambulance, and so much more. He is kind-hearted and highly devoted to his family and friends.  He is kind-hearted, has a great sense of humor, and is always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need.   

We are extremely grateful for the huge outpouring of love and support from family and friends.  Many people have been asking how they can help. Our goal for this campaign is to help cover some of the incurring costs of Jerry's medical and legal expenses and other expenses that are quickly incurring.

To this very day, Jerry remains in a persistent vegetative state.  The essence that was uniquely Jerry Wolkowitz has been ripped away from his friends, family, co-workers, and his beloved Peggy.  We ask that you stand together with us in order to help Jerry and also to show solidarity for supporting love and not hate. 

Please consider helping us to help Jerry, and keep Jerry in your thoughts and prayers. If you feel it is Ok, please share this page on social media. 

God Bless All!

RIP my dearest gentle soul, my better half, my twin brother.
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Peggy and I looked into the eyes of the devil today. It was the devil who killed Jerry. We looked him squarely in the eyes so he could see what a loving family looks likes. He showed absolutely no remorse but we knew he saw our eyes, the eyes of the people who loved Jerry so incredibly much.

Our dear friends, we are asking for your support in helping to spread Jerry's story. We cannot and must not let him be forgotten! For we must say HATE IS NOT ACCEPTABLE, NEVER AGAIN.

The accused pleaded not-guilty today. There will be another court date on 4/15/19. We need Justice for Jerry Wolkowitz.
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Jerry's business card "Capture the Moment" echoed his life. Here are a few moments of his precious Misu, his cat he loved dearly. Misu is save with someone else who loves him.
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I can only include 3 pictures at a time.
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It is one's duty to love those we do not see
-Soren Kierkegaard

I know I, like so many of you have already shared on these pages, will never forget Jerry Wolkowitz.

His compassion and caring for others is evident throughout his pictures as a seasoned photojournalist and photographer. He had the ability to look deep into the eyes of the suffering, to reach far into the soul of the frightened, and yet, and yet to find the joy in the simple day.

I want to share some of his pictures so you can know the stories he brought to life. As we are hopefully nearing a time for a court day, I hope you join me in remembering him.

And, if by chance, you get a chance to do a random act of kindness, please think of Jerry for he would have wanted you to pay-it-forward as he did so many times.

No one is capable of gratitude as one who has emerged from the kingdom of night.
-Elie Wisel
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Raised by 231 people in 10 months
Created June 2, 2018
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