In only four days, the online fundraising campaign created for the family of a disabled teen who was tortured on Facebook Live has raised over $160,000 and counting. The GoFundMe campaign was set up for the special needs 18-year-old from Chicago to “prove that there is far more good in this world than evil,” according to the creator of the fundraiser.
As you probably know, last Tuesday, the unidentified victim was filmed being bound, slapped, cut and verbally abused by four men and women, and 30 minutes of the ordeal was live-streamed on Facebook. When one man from San Francisco saw the footage of the “horrific torture and trauma inflicted” on the young man who suffers from schizophrenia and attention deficit disorder, he started the GoFundMe campaign.
“For those of you that have seen the horrific torture and trauma recently inflicted on a young man in Chicago, it is not something you will soon forget,” the campaign reads. “The perpetrators have been apprehended and hopefully swift justice will be served. But let's take an opportunity now to show this young man and his family some financial support during this difficult time of recovery and let him know there are many out there that are here for him.”
For more information about the fundraising campaign or to make a donation, go here: Let’s Show the Chicago Victim Love.