11/13/13 Update - Accepting Donations Again
Dear family, friends, and acquaintances,
(Note: Since Sasha identifies as agender, I am using the third-person pronouns they, them, and their, as Sasha prefers.)
Many of you have asked that this site be reopened to donations, so that you can give to Sasha as a way of showing support. Sasha’s parents have decided to allow this, and plan on using any funds that go beyond Sasha’s medical and rehabilitation needs to support organizations that promote education, tolerance, and non-violence. They will decide on the final use of these funds when Sasha is more able to make such decisions. They want Sasha to feel empowered by the support from the community at large, and to have a significant say in how the funds are used.
Sasha and their parents have so appreciated all of your caring words and generous support, following the tragic attack on Sasha while sleeping on a city bus November 4th. Sasha is being extremely well cared for in the burn center and is doing well. They are young and healthy, and their long term prognosis is very good. The healing process will be fairly long, and it is not yet clear what type of emotional healing they will need to do. But the outpouring of love from all of you has sustained Sasha and their family throughout this trying time. Thank you again.