According to this HuffPost Miami article a fund set up for Ronald Poppo collected a whooping 110 thousand dollars plus over seven weeks.
This link to the fund set up for Karen Klein raised $703,833.
Ronald Poppo is the Miami face-eating victim. He is now blind because both his eyes were plucked out of their sockets. His nose is missing, and a large portion of the flesh on his face is mangled. The fund is for medical care and treatment. A recently released surveillance video shows the 20 plus minute ordeal. This is a shortened version of the same video.
Karen Klein was a school bus monitor who was verbally tormented and abused by students. The fund was set up to give her a vacation. The person who set up the fund hoped to raise $5000.00 for Karen.
In this article Karen tells us her future plans include retiring, investing, and helping others.
Karen Klein may I introduce Ronald Poppo?
I like what Adrien Chen had to say in this Gawker article: Don’t Take That Money, Bullied Bus Lady.
Your comments are most welcome.
Please note that in no way shape or form am I judging Karen. She didn’t set up the fund. Could she ever dreamed that this would happen?
I’m talking about J.Q. Public – that’s all of us.
My daughter. My personal hero.
Found this tiny cinematic wonder via Jason over at Seafront Diary
Been singing this all day.
I just love this video.
Congratulations to Mathew Ho and Asad Muhammad – two 17 year olds who went for it.
And Congratulations to Canada! You should be very proud of your two sons.
Last night I happened upon the opening credits of May while channel surfing. Someone had recommended it a while back, so I watched it. I’m not one for spoilers, so I’ll leave you with the following:
- May’s mother always said; If you can’t find a friend then make one.”
- May was very isolated as a child because of a lazy eye. Her best and only friend is a doll that lives in a coffin-like glass box. The doll talks to her.
- May works in an animal hospital assisting in surgeries, and she sews very well.
- May is very interested in a man with perfect hands.
- May’s co-worker – a she – is interested in her.
- Both of them dump her at once.
My most thorough promenade to date; disovered several scenes and rooms I had missed the first two times. Going for a fourth time before January. If you go I recommend going late, and hanging out in the speakeasy lounge both before and after.
Booked tickets for 12/18 – my first Murder Mystery Dinner – one of my birthday wishes. I’m bound and determined to find out whodunnit.
This is where I’ll be this coming Sunday night. I can hear you all thinking: She just can’t get enough of the scary stuff can she? Uh, nope she can’t.
Back again soon.
Much bloglove to all