My name is Robert and I am a friend of Jonathan family. On
August 25, 2016, Jonathan was visiting a friend when they
were brutally attacked and doused with a pot of boiling hot water while
they lay sleeping.
Their attacker has been charged
with Aggrevated Battery. You see, Jonathan and his friend were attacked
simply because of who they chose to love. Jonathan suffered severe burns
to his face, neck, arms, and back that required skin graft surgeory. I
cannot mention the name of his friend to protect the privacy of his
family. But I will tell you his burns were so extreme that he is still
in an induced coma in intensive care.
Their attacker is the
boyfriend of Jonathan friend's mother. He didn't fore warn them and
there was no altercation before the incident. They had no idea of the
hatred he held in his heart. It was a ruthless attack that no one
deserves. After they were burned, their attacker forced them out of the
home, showing no remorse. They had to go door to door searching for
help. The first doors they knocked on, the tennants would not help them.
I have watched Jonathan's mother suffer right along with him.
When he came out to her, she told me that her son being harmed was her
greatest fear. It's a shame that our society places that kind on fear in
a parent's heart. It gives you a feeling of helplessness, and when it
acutally occurs, you lose hope. Jonathan is home now, but has a long road
to recovery. Through it all, he has remained strong and not
disheartened by what has happened to him. I am so impressed by his
character. He has been focused on healing, and in a way, has been
holding up his mother.
The family needs immediate help with
medical bills, and the everyday expenses of recovery such as
prescription drugs and dressings for the burns. I and the family will
be so grateful for any donation your heart compels you to give.
donated funds will be used for medical bills, prescriptions, supplies,
and everyday expenses such as rent and utilities. Jonathan assisted his
mother with home expenses. He had just started a new job, so he doesn't
have work benefits.