Laura's Fund: A Pulse Victim
The Orlando attack was an inconceivable tragedy and outrage that will haunt us for years to come. In turn, one of the sweetest, kindest and most thoughtful souls was brutally affected. Laura Vargas was shot twice in the back and remains in critical condition. There are going to be huge hospital bills, therapy bills and financial burdens that will extend far beyond media coverage of this horrific event.
Please, donate to Laura in the name of her family, love, solidarity and compassion. Anything helps.
(GoFundMe has asked that I share who I am. I am Rachel Alexander, Laura's friend. We met in college and have been friends ever since. I am going to give all proceeds to her and her family. Every dime will go into Laura's care, recovery and happiness.)
This goes past collaboration, past compassion and past all that we assumed about what being a 'family' actually means. This is humanity at its finest. Our community has never been stronger. Humanity continues to stand united in the face of hate.
Laura will prevail. We will all prevail.
Thank you so much for your continued support.
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I am both floored and humbled at the amount of love and support that we have received in this difficult time. We are truly combating hatred with solidarity.
Thank you to all of the donors. It is an absolute miracle to see the world come together in such a way.
Please be sure that in this time, we are holding loved ones close, taking care of ourselves and demonstrating kindness to one another. Don't forget to laugh either. It truly is God's medicine.
We are happy to report that Laura continues to smile and fight. This incredible, strong and resilient woman is nothing short of a symbol that we will not crumble in the face of terror and hatred.
With deep love and admiration,
Good afternoon, I just wanted to know if I fould get the name of the hospital. While I can't donate right now I would like to call her at least. Thank you!!
Heyyyyyyyy Laura, my name is Diamante and I'm one of the lgbt student leaders of South Florida and I just wanted to reach out to you and hope everything is going well for you. I also want you to know that you and the many others are in our prayers. Sending you much love here from Miami. xoxo
I have no words but I can't just say nothing. We love you.
I wish you a speedy recovery this was just terrible !
Sending prayers for you Laura and your family. May you recover quickly!
Prayers OLLA '01 - stay strong!