A GoFundMe set up for the bruised and battered badass granny who was beaten in broad daylight by a racist thug in San Francisco has skyrocketed to almost $820,000.
Xiao Zhen Xie was one of two elderly Asians allegedly attacked by Steven Jenkins, a 39-year old white man, earlier this week on Market Street while waiting to cross the street.
Xiao became an international hero when she fought back after being punched – picking up a stick and clobbering the younger man, yelling, “You bum! Why did you hit me?”
When police arrived, Xiao had to pulled off Jenkins and held back, with one bystander saying Xiao appeared to want “more of the guy on the stretcher and the police were holding her back.”
“I am amazed by (my grandmother’s) bravery. She was the one that defended herself from this unprovoked attack. But she is now suffering two serious black eyes and one that is bleeding unstoppably. Her wrist has also swelled up. She has been severely affected mentally, physically, and emotionally. She also stated that she is afraid to step out of her home from now on,” her grandson, John Chen, wrote in the GoFundMe titled “Help my grandmother recover from this trauma.”
Chen added his granny has PTSD and while Xiao, a diabetic and cancer survivor, has basic medical insurance, there are “still many medical expenses that cannot be covered on her own.”
“We want to thank everyone that is donating and that has shown my family massive support through this very traumatic event. My heart is with all the other elderly asians that has also been seriously injured or killed in this wave of attacks towards the asian community.
Meanwhile, a GoFundMe for the other victim of Jenkin’s attack that day, Ngoc Pham, 83, has raised more than $232,000.
The fundraiser, organized by the Community Youth Center of San Francisco CYCSF, noted: “(Ngoc) has always had a positive outlook on life as a result of him surviving 17 years in a Vietnamese concentration camp.”
Ngoc “sustained injuries with cuts and bruises on his head from the fall. Ngoc’s nose was also fracture and doctors are also ordering an MRI scan for fractures in his neck bones.”