Weʼre raising £1,500 to Help a victim of a violent robbery to recover from mental and physical injuries and compensate her great loss
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I was robbed violent in London on 22nd of Feburary, 2019. It happened at Page Green Terrace near the Seven Sister tube station. While I was walking along on that road, two men attacked me from the back. One started to drag my bag while the other one, in a few second, came and punched me in my face. I shouted loud for help but there was no one there. The robbers took away my bag and ran away. I called the police but the police closed the case saying that they cannot find any lead.
What‘s the result
My face was cut by the edge of my pair of glasses and there is a scar on my face. One of my front teeth was broken due to the force of the punch and the other one was very lose and sensitive now. I can’t bite hard food, even an apple and can’t drink or eat any sour of cold food.
More seriously, I have a mental disorder. I have typical symptoms of PTSD and depression now — nightmares, flashbacks, fear and hatred, loss of energy and interest on anything, moody..... I cannot sleep at night but keep thinking what happened and my heart beats go fast and can’t even breath smoothly. I uncontrollably hate the robber and picture myself fighting back. I cannot work, as I loss concentration.
Speaking of the bag that was robbed, it was a red Gucci Sylvie bag that worth £1790. I am not that kind of rich girl that can afford so many good bags. For that bag I saved money by cutting budgets on food and dress for nearly a year and worked part-time to buy it. That is my first good bag and I treated it as precious. I cannot accept the fact that my beloved bag was taken away and will never get back to me.
I am not local. I am an international PhD student and doing research in Finance. “You are capable student and I have faith in you.” My supervisor said so. I am a talented and intelligent person and could one day become a very professional academic researcher and create huge value. But now I am suffering from mental disorders and can hardly proceed with my research. I have no family here in uk to support me and I cannot tell my parents and family about what happened as they will be really nervous and worry about my everyday, every minute since then. I’m on my own, so I need support and encourag.
What are we raising for
First I want to raise money to compensate my medical treatments. For my teeth I already spent £195 and future payments may incur. For my mental injuries I want to find a specialized counsellor, as the queue in the mental health department in my university is 4-6 term weeks, and I cannot wait that long. I need more timely and emergent mental treatment to help me out of the current state.
I also want to raise some money to buy a flight ticket to get back to China for a short and unplanned break. I want to be back home and meet my parents now. I also need some skincare to treat my scar on the face.
What’s in the end
I want to say thank you for everyone who help me and who helped me. I don’t want to ask for a lot and I will help others.
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