GoFundMe for Texas woman paralyzed from on-camera robbery raises $80K in 3 days; no arrest made month later
A Texas woman has raised more than $80,000 within three days of launching a GoFundMe campaign to help with medical expenses after she was paralyzed in an on-camera robbery.
Camesha Davis, a 24-year-old mother of two, was walking in a parking lot of a Houston apartment complex when she was approached by two men on June 16. According to a Houston Police report, one of the men demanded Davis' purse and then shot her in the back, paralyzing her from the waist down.
“I'm in a hospital bed right now, paralyzed from the waist down,” Davis said in a June 17 YouTube video.
In the days following the incident, Davis' friends and family started a GoFundMe to help cover medical expenses. It has since raised more than $80,000 in three days.
“I'm so thankful to everyone that's donating,” Davis said in the video. “It's really helping me out a lot. I really appreciate it.”
Unfortunately, more than a month later, no arrests have been made in connection to the shooting. Police are still searching for the two suspects involved in the incident.
Davis is now undergoing rehabilitation and is determined to walk again.
“I'm going to get up and walk again,” Davis said in the video. “I'm going to keep pushing, keep fighting and keep praying.”
The GoFundMe campaign has been flooded with donations and messages of support from people around the world.
“I'm so sorry this happened to you,” one donor wrote on the GoFundMe page. “My heart goes out to you and your children.”
Davis has expressed her gratitude for the outpouring of support and has thanked donors for helping her family during this difficult time.
“Thank you all so much for helping me and my kids,” she said.