The site, “Support NOLA’s Most Badass Assault Survivor,” was launched Tuesday night as a way to help her cover her immediate costs in the aftermath of the attack and prepare to help her move to a new home, the organizers write. Those costs have now grown to include replacing her car and significant medical expenses, and legal expenses are expected as well, they say.
“Until the doctors tell us the extent of what she is facing and until the investigation and trial are over, we do not know the full cost she will endure,” the site says. “While we picked $10,000 because it seemed impossibly large–we are now confronting the possibility that her bills will greatly exceed that.”
The site also includes a tribute to the victim herself.
“This happened in a nice neighborhood of New Orleans to an incredibly savvy, street-smart chick who couldn’t possibly have been doing something more ordinary; walking from her car to her own front door,” the site states. “She doesn’t need our pity, but she deserves some awesomeness to come out of this insanity from the people who care about her, near and far.”