Most of you know who electricmonk333 is. She’s been a member of the SPN family for a long time and makes some amazing edits for us all.
Most of you also know the story of what happened to her just days after DCCon. If not, her post is here.
Her family have put together a fundraiser for her. Here is a summary:
On May 7, 2014, Shaefali’s life was changed forever. She was visiting New Orleans with a friend, when she suddenly became very ill. She was rushed to the Tulane Medical Center and was diagnosed as having a rare condition known as Toxic Shock Syndrome triggered by the common strep A bacteria.
As a result of the pressors used to save her life, she lost blood flow to her extremities and gangrene set in. The doctors had to amputate part of her left arm, all the fingers save half a thumb on her right hand, and part of her legs.
Although Shaefali has health insurance, there are a lot of additional expenses, including the retrofit of her home to accommodate her injuries. Insurance covers only very basic prosthetics. Due to the extent of her injuries to every one of her extremities, more advanced prosthetics are necessary.
“The Talk: By the end of the season are we going to find out who this mysterious person is that wants everyone dead? Posey: Yeah definitely. The Benefactor. We absolutely will find out who it is. And - Aggg! Am I allowed to say this?! We’re going to find out who he is before the last episode - Who it is. We’re going to find out who it is before the last episode… The Talk: So you’re saying that it’s possible that it could be a supernatural person that just wants to be the only supernatural person in Beacon Hills? Posey: Definitely possible. Umm actually it’s not possible because they want all the supernaturals dead! So they would be on the hit list as well - So maybe they are!! Ooooh… Is that twisty?! Yeah. We’re going to find out who it is. But it’s cool because that’s not the climatic ending to the season. You find out who it is and then there’s an even bigger ending that has nothing to do to with that. So it’s incredible - Oh I got chills!!”—Tyler Posey dropping some major Benefactor and season 4 finale clues in his backstage interview with The Talk? (Source)
Ryo Oyamada, a 24 year old student from Japan, was struck and killed by an NYPD vehicle in a hit & run. Witnesses say the police car had no lights or sirens on and was going over 70 mph. The released footage by NYPDwas proven to be heavily altered in a cover-up, showing “lights” on the vehicle, when compared to footage from the NY Housing Authority on the same street with the same timestamp.
On a personal note: I know that this will probably not be shared or reblogged very much, because Asians are not very prominent in American culture. I understand this, because Asians (like me) are partially at fault for being so passive. But I am begging you to please consider signing this petition out of human decency. Ryo was just a student walking home, then struck by a nearly silent police cruiser going at excess speed, and the NYPD covered it up.
Here is the side-by-side comparison of the released video footage, including updates from the case. *Edit* This article contains a link to a graphic video moments after the crash, showing the body of Ryo Oyamada and NY citizens yelling at the police. Please advise, it is highly disturbing.
And the following is an excerpt from the petition, which as of now only has 286 signatures.
On February 21st, 2013, Ryo Oyamada was struck and killed by a police cruiser while crossing the street. NYPD claimed that the cruiser’s lights and sirens were on before the collision, but multiple eyewitnesses stated otherwise, that the lights and sirens were only turned on afterwards, and that the cruiser was speeding in excess of 70 mph down a residential street. None of these eyewitnesses were interviewed for the police report.