Xiao Zhen Xie, the elderly woman who was attacked in San Francisco and sent her attacker to the hospital, insists that all of the money raised on GoFundMe be donated back to the AAPI community.
According to her grandson, who moderates the GoFundMe account:
"The AAPI community is bleeding from this violence and hatred. We as a community cannot stay silent nor be silenced anymore. That is why our family plans to donate ALL funds generated in this GoFundMe to help the AAPI community recover and combat racism."
Since the attack on March 17th, the GoFundMe to support Xiao Zhen Xie has raised more than $900,000. Though this incident has been extremely traumatizing, her grandson says she is feeling better and on the road to recovery.
"When we visited our grandma yesterday and today her overall mental and physical health has improved. Her eye is no longer swelled to the point of not being able to open it. She is now starting to feel optimistic again and is in better spirits."
Details on the incident available here.
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