Let's all help for Zoa's recovery

$34,236 of $30,000 goal

Raised by 1,226 people in 19 months
Asad Khan
on behalf of Zoa Stigler
 CHICAGO, IL
My name is Asad Khan and I am the President of the Board for the 630 N Franklin Building where Zoa Stigler, our security officer was viciously attacked by a thug as she was doing her job by protecting our building early Sunday morning which happened to be MOTHER's DAY. He fractured her right eye socket and also the bridge of her nose. 

She was initially trying to help this thug by checking up on him to make sure he was doing alright as he was lying on the ground by the building. He proceeded to vomit by the building which prompted Zoa to request that he and his 3 friends move away as she needs to clean it up. As you can see in the video links below that this provoked the THUG to throw a water bottle at her and viciously punch her in the face before turning around and walking away. His 3 friends didn't do anything and turned around and walked away from the scene also.

Zoa is so dedicated and hard working that in spite of being in pain and disoriented, she had the mind set of cleaning up the mess caused by this thug before being taken to the hospital.... AMAZING!!

This story has been covered by every local Chicago news channel  as of yesterday and we are hoping to find this thug so that he can face the consequences. Some of the links to the video are below:

http://wgntv.com/2017/05/14/attack-on-security-guard-caught-on-video/

http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/river-north-security-guard-punched-in-brutal-attack-sunday-morning-422218563.html

http://abc7chicago.com/news/river-north-condo-security-guard-attacked;-police-search-for-man-in-video/1993645/

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/05/15/security-guard-sucker-punched-face-caught-on-video/

Zoa was unable to spend Mother's day with her 2 beautiful daughters, Sierra and Sheila as she is a Single mother who works part time to make ends meet and is going to school part time to finish her Business Finance degree.

She may require surgery on her eye to fix the damage and may have to take time off work and school for recovery. Let's all help the strong willed, amazing, hard working and kind ZOA by showing our love by supporting her financially!
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Dear All,

On behalf of the Board of our building, I would like to Thank everyone for their thoughtful donations and empathy for Zoa's situation which would help on her way to recovery.

We sincerely appreciate all the contributions as the funds raised will significantly assist her. Further more we are also pleased that due to the coverage, the individual was apprehended, positively identified and charged.

Please know that 100% of these proceeds will be going to her directly.

Thanks,
Asad Khan
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Dear all,

The outpouring of all the love and support for Zoa is amazing. I spoke with her tonight and she is in good spirits and is overwhelmed with all the generosity being showered upon her with your contributions. She will be having surgery on her eye on Wednesday to fix the damage caused by the thug.
The police will have some updates tomorrow about the assailant as I have a feeling that they will have some good news.

Thanks again to all of you!

-Asad Khan

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Peter Marzano
19 months ago

Erika stop your hypocritical bs about giving with strings attached and just go away.

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Erika Napoletano
19 months ago

What exactly is the Board of this building doing to contribute to Zoa's medical expenses and potential time she'll need to take off from work and school? You employ her and she got hurt on your watch, recorded by your building's camera's. I feel you owe it to all of the generous contributors to share YOUR commitment to Zoa's well-being, as I came here ready to donate and stopped because the building's board hasn't shared their intentions. She deserves YOUR support first and foremost.

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Asad Khan
19 months ago

I wanted to comment on questions about her Worker's Comp Insurance. Zoa is employed through a Security agency that we have hired and she will be covered through their policy.

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Jeff Piskulic
19 months ago

Everyone ignore Erika's selfish comment she has no idea what she's talking about and this type of idiocy is exactly what we need to be standing up against. Posts like hers are taking people's attention away from the matter at hand which is this gofundme and money straight into Zoa's pocket. BOO ON YOU ERIKA!!

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Destiny Lizett Ortiz
19 months ago

Does anyone know how I can give information on the man in the video?

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Elizabeth Jackson
19 months ago

Hi Asad, My friend is a really good lawyer and said he will represent her pro bono. He asked that she contact him. Can I have your email to send you his contact information for her? -Liz (condo owner)

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Octavia Jackson
19 months ago

It is crazy how the top comment is from a non-contributor feebly attempting to justify her reasons for not giving. Some people are just filled with evil. Why even come onto the page if you are not going to contribute? It is a straightforward campaign to help an innocent victim of assault. I guess that is a question for the bored, cheap, and inhumane cretin known as Erika Napoletano.

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Brad Hammer
19 months ago

Erika! You are an asshole! You are probably the chick that walked away with the douche bag! bye!

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Sheila Vaughn
19 months ago

Zoa stigler is my mother an on behalf of our family I want to show my appreciation to all those that have and still is donating to helping with the recovery of my mom. You guys are greatly appreciated an it's so amazing to see all of the support and love she had gotten

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Stephanie Lehor Thirtyacre
19 months ago

I know you will be ok financially, but my donation represents a symbol that I don't support bullies. I'm so sorry this happened to you. You didn't even have a chance to protect yourself. Hugs and love.

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Erika Napoletano
19 months ago

Actually, I'm a contributor to the campaign -- go and scroll through. You'll find me, right about when the campaign was only at about $900. I made a donation after the board confirmed that Zoa would be covered under her workman's compensation insurance. Thank you for all of the harassing Facebook messages calling me names, telling me to do my research, and especially the hateful ones below. What I asked this campaign to do was entirely UNselfish -- sshare with the public how Zoa would be protected and covered as an employee of SOMEONE'S and it's impressive how many people attacked the fact that I sought out what the building was doing. Also, to the owner of the building who just sent me a nasty Facebook message asking me to delete my comment, that's not possible on GoFundMe. And I wouldn't. When you post a campaign asking for help, it helps to let the people you're asking to contribute money know what YOU'RE doing to help, as it sounded like she was your employee. It would have cleared a lot of things up for many contributors if you simply updated the campaign to say, "Zoa is employed through a security firm that we contract with to provide our building's security. We've been assured that she will be covered by workman's comp insurance." Even now, this information only exists in the comments. But my all means, please keep the vile and disgusting messages coming at me on Facebook in exchange for my question that it seems several people are glad I asked. Be well, Zoa -- and know there are plenty of good people in this world rooting for you. I'm delighted that this experience has shown an outpouring of support.

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Simone Harvey
19 months ago

WTF Is up the Police Dept? Sue their asses too for not stopping. The cops should be fired. They heard the call on the radio. Racist bastards didn't stop because it was a Black woman. If it was a Black man out there with a white female security guard, they's have the S.W.A.T team on the scene!

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Pamela Dennis
19 months ago

What I don't understand is people who continue to question/criticize others who feel compelled to help victims of crime/tragedy with financial gifts. I find it to be a beautiful gesture of kindness, compassion, support, etc. as is prayer and words of kindness, compassion and support. People become very concerned about what others are giving. BOTTOM LINE: If you don't want to give - don't... quit telling others what to do with their money.

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Mike Heathers
19 months ago

SPY BAR Thats the bar those punks hang at most weekends. They were there on that day also. The not so ladies that were with the not so man sub humans will give each other up sooner or later on their next fight. Or you can ask the people at SPY BAR who they are. Those punks should get the book thrown as a example. Im so sorry this has to happen to good people. Im just so sorry. Great things will come your way and please dont lose faith. These type of sub humans will be go to hell.

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Lindsey Strom
19 months ago

What you need to do is file a workers' compensation claim. A Go Fund Me account is not what is necessary here. Under workers' compensation, this is a completely compensable case as she was in the course and scope of her employment. A Go Fund Me page is NOT the answer. I am a workers' compensation attorney and I am happy to answer any questions. People do not know about workers' compensation and do not understand it. This is the ideal situation for Zoa. She will be paid benefits while she recovers and her medical bills will be paid in full by the condo building's workers' compensation insurance carrier. Finally, once she is able to return to work, a settlement is negotiated between the insurance carrier and the attorney representing Ms. Zoa. As I mentioned, I am happy to answer any and all questions. Please call (312) 609-0400 for information on how to file a workers' comp claim.

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Rachel Burnstein
19 months ago

Oh Erika...i'm so sorry you came to this page and then you decided it wasn't worth it anymore to donate. Bye bye

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Catherine Armour
19 months ago

the video was hard to watch...to see a woman hit that way, especially by a man his size, is sickening. despite this attack, she continued doing her job and even told Mr. Khan that she didn't want any monetary help and not to do this fund. He decided to do it anyway because of the type of person she is, so whether she can get workman's comp or not, this was something Mr. Khan and other tenants decided to do out of the goodness of their hearts and we have no need to comment on whether they should or shouldn't do this for her. It's their money and their idea...if i had it to give, i would contribute as well. Zoa, I am so sorry this happened to you and I hope that they find the guy that did this. Wishing you a speedy recovery! Mr. Khan, you are a very kind person for doing this for her...kudos!

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Rickey Gile
19 months ago

Erika, if you care, then contribute whether her employer does or not,, for goodness sake.

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Sonia Chess
19 months ago

To the individuals concerned whether or not a Go Fund Page is needed, we are giving because we want to and care. Workers Compensation will take care of her medical expenses but this giving is about love and humanity! Yes, it is much needed. Zoa, you are loved by many and enjoy this opportunity to embrace the goodness of people and not the stench of what happened to you! We love you

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Charlotte Michelle Province
19 months ago

I can't donate, but I do want to express my how deeply I care for your health and well being. I wish you a safe and speedy recovery, physically and emotionally. Sending huge hugs and lots of Love!!

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Anonymous
16 months ago
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Diane Wilson
16 months ago

I saw the video countless times and it broke my heart. Don't like it break your beautiful spirit. 'Small token of my great admiration.

$10
Ben Vincelette
17 months ago
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That man was wrong You are a strong female. God Bless.

JR
$10
Joyce Rollins
17 months ago

God Bless you!! Thanks for your service.

$50
Anonymous
18 months ago
WC
$10
William Clark
18 months ago

Thanks for protecting the neighborhood

$10
Anonymous
18 months ago
Peter Marzano
19 months ago

Erika stop your hypocritical bs about giving with strings attached and just go away.

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Erika Napoletano
19 months ago

What exactly is the Board of this building doing to contribute to Zoa's medical expenses and potential time she'll need to take off from work and school? You employ her and she got hurt on your watch, recorded by your building's camera's. I feel you owe it to all of the generous contributors to share YOUR commitment to Zoa's well-being, as I came here ready to donate and stopped because the building's board hasn't shared their intentions. She deserves YOUR support first and foremost.

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Asad Khan
19 months ago

I wanted to comment on questions about her Worker's Comp Insurance. Zoa is employed through a Security agency that we have hired and she will be covered through their policy.

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Jeff Piskulic
19 months ago

Everyone ignore Erika's selfish comment she has no idea what she's talking about and this type of idiocy is exactly what we need to be standing up against. Posts like hers are taking people's attention away from the matter at hand which is this gofundme and money straight into Zoa's pocket. BOO ON YOU ERIKA!!

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Destiny Lizett Ortiz
19 months ago

Does anyone know how I can give information on the man in the video?

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Elizabeth Jackson
19 months ago

Hi Asad, My friend is a really good lawyer and said he will represent her pro bono. He asked that she contact him. Can I have your email to send you his contact information for her? -Liz (condo owner)

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Octavia Jackson
19 months ago

It is crazy how the top comment is from a non-contributor feebly attempting to justify her reasons for not giving. Some people are just filled with evil. Why even come onto the page if you are not going to contribute? It is a straightforward campaign to help an innocent victim of assault. I guess that is a question for the bored, cheap, and inhumane cretin known as Erika Napoletano.

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Brad Hammer
19 months ago

Erika! You are an asshole! You are probably the chick that walked away with the douche bag! bye!

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Sheila Vaughn
19 months ago

Zoa stigler is my mother an on behalf of our family I want to show my appreciation to all those that have and still is donating to helping with the recovery of my mom. You guys are greatly appreciated an it's so amazing to see all of the support and love she had gotten

+ Read More
Stephanie Lehor Thirtyacre
19 months ago

I know you will be ok financially, but my donation represents a symbol that I don't support bullies. I'm so sorry this happened to you. You didn't even have a chance to protect yourself. Hugs and love.

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Erika Napoletano
19 months ago

Actually, I'm a contributor to the campaign -- go and scroll through. You'll find me, right about when the campaign was only at about $900. I made a donation after the board confirmed that Zoa would be covered under her workman's compensation insurance. Thank you for all of the harassing Facebook messages calling me names, telling me to do my research, and especially the hateful ones below. What I asked this campaign to do was entirely UNselfish -- sshare with the public how Zoa would be protected and covered as an employee of SOMEONE'S and it's impressive how many people attacked the fact that I sought out what the building was doing. Also, to the owner of the building who just sent me a nasty Facebook message asking me to delete my comment, that's not possible on GoFundMe. And I wouldn't. When you post a campaign asking for help, it helps to let the people you're asking to contribute money know what YOU'RE doing to help, as it sounded like she was your employee. It would have cleared a lot of things up for many contributors if you simply updated the campaign to say, "Zoa is employed through a security firm that we contract with to provide our building's security. We've been assured that she will be covered by workman's comp insurance." Even now, this information only exists in the comments. But my all means, please keep the vile and disgusting messages coming at me on Facebook in exchange for my question that it seems several people are glad I asked. Be well, Zoa -- and know there are plenty of good people in this world rooting for you. I'm delighted that this experience has shown an outpouring of support.

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Simone Harvey
19 months ago

WTF Is up the Police Dept? Sue their asses too for not stopping. The cops should be fired. They heard the call on the radio. Racist bastards didn't stop because it was a Black woman. If it was a Black man out there with a white female security guard, they's have the S.W.A.T team on the scene!

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Pamela Dennis
19 months ago

What I don't understand is people who continue to question/criticize others who feel compelled to help victims of crime/tragedy with financial gifts. I find it to be a beautiful gesture of kindness, compassion, support, etc. as is prayer and words of kindness, compassion and support. People become very concerned about what others are giving. BOTTOM LINE: If you don't want to give - don't... quit telling others what to do with their money.

+ Read More
Mike Heathers
19 months ago

SPY BAR Thats the bar those punks hang at most weekends. They were there on that day also. The not so ladies that were with the not so man sub humans will give each other up sooner or later on their next fight. Or you can ask the people at SPY BAR who they are. Those punks should get the book thrown as a example. Im so sorry this has to happen to good people. Im just so sorry. Great things will come your way and please dont lose faith. These type of sub humans will be go to hell.

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Lindsey Strom
19 months ago

What you need to do is file a workers' compensation claim. A Go Fund Me account is not what is necessary here. Under workers' compensation, this is a completely compensable case as she was in the course and scope of her employment. A Go Fund Me page is NOT the answer. I am a workers' compensation attorney and I am happy to answer any questions. People do not know about workers' compensation and do not understand it. This is the ideal situation for Zoa. She will be paid benefits while she recovers and her medical bills will be paid in full by the condo building's workers' compensation insurance carrier. Finally, once she is able to return to work, a settlement is negotiated between the insurance carrier and the attorney representing Ms. Zoa. As I mentioned, I am happy to answer any and all questions. Please call (312) 609-0400 for information on how to file a workers' comp claim.

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Rachel Burnstein
19 months ago

Oh Erika...i'm so sorry you came to this page and then you decided it wasn't worth it anymore to donate. Bye bye

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Catherine Armour
19 months ago

the video was hard to watch...to see a woman hit that way, especially by a man his size, is sickening. despite this attack, she continued doing her job and even told Mr. Khan that she didn't want any monetary help and not to do this fund. He decided to do it anyway because of the type of person she is, so whether she can get workman's comp or not, this was something Mr. Khan and other tenants decided to do out of the goodness of their hearts and we have no need to comment on whether they should or shouldn't do this for her. It's their money and their idea...if i had it to give, i would contribute as well. Zoa, I am so sorry this happened to you and I hope that they find the guy that did this. Wishing you a speedy recovery! Mr. Khan, you are a very kind person for doing this for her...kudos!

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Rickey Gile
19 months ago

Erika, if you care, then contribute whether her employer does or not,, for goodness sake.

+ Read More
Sonia Chess
19 months ago

To the individuals concerned whether or not a Go Fund Page is needed, we are giving because we want to and care. Workers Compensation will take care of her medical expenses but this giving is about love and humanity! Yes, it is much needed. Zoa, you are loved by many and enjoy this opportunity to embrace the goodness of people and not the stench of what happened to you! We love you

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Charlotte Michelle Province
19 months ago

I can't donate, but I do want to express my how deeply I care for your health and well being. I wish you a safe and speedy recovery, physically and emotionally. Sending huge hugs and lots of Love!!

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