If you know Carol Bontekoe, you know that she is one of the most amazing, hilarious, generous, friendly people you will ever meet. She and I met on study abroad, and we've been great friends for more than the past decade. And if you know Carol, your heart is also aching right now after the events of last night.
Carol was attacked, robbed, and stabbed while attempting to enter her home in Savannah in the early hours of 14 August 2016. From a WSAV article:
Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department’s Robbery Unit needs help identifying the suspect in an armed robbery on the 100 block of Hall Street. The event left a 32 year old Savannah woman seriously injured.
At about 3:30 a.m., Metro responded to the scene after reports of an armed robbery. Responding officers located the victim, with visible stab wounds. News 3 now has learned she suffered stab wounds that may result in the loss of her eye. She was transported by ambulance to Memorial University Medical Center for treatment.
Police report the victim was attempting to enter her residence when an unidentified male suspect, armed with a knife, approached and demanded her purse. The victim told police that she was stabbed before she could comply. She fought the suspect off with her bicycle and entered her residence. The suspect ran east on Hall Street with the victim’s belongings.
All of the money raised will be used for Carol's medical bills and other expenses as she recovers. Carol is such an amazing person, and any amount we can give her I'm sure will help immensely after what she's been through. With the friendship and joy Carol has given all of us, I hope we can all band together to return the favour.