Carli and her boyfriend Chris moved quickly to flee the scene of a mass murder as soon as a man opened fire on innocent people in a theater in Denver, Colorado during a midnight showing of the newest Batman movie. By donating you can help pay for the couples counseling after witnessing such a horrific event, as well as help pay for Carli's medical bills. Carli's body is riddled with buck shot. She was shot several times on her way out, leaving her with twenty-two wounds in the back, chest, arms, butt, and legs. The gorey photo was replaced in this fundraiser with one of their choosing. These two have been through enough and do not deserve to be exploited, especially in the time, when they need us the most.
What We Need & What You Get
I first read of Chris and Carli's experience on my friend Christine's blog. Here is a link to Chris recap of the night that it happened. I was in tears reading it the first time, you can tell how much they love each other when you read it. http://sinisterdreams.wordpress.com/2012/07/21/a-post-from-facebook-the-dark-knight-rises-or-at-least-thats-what-im-told-i-was-interrupted-by-a-douchebag-with-guns/
Also, here is Carli's story of the night that it happened.
Carli and Chris are going to need counseling, which is going to cost quite a bit considering the intensity of the situation they were involved in. Even more donations are needed for Carli's medical bills. My estimate is $2000 for short term grief counseling and medical bills. It will cost much much more for all the counseling they will need in their lives, but $2000 will cover the immediate expenses. Carli and Chris are students, living paycheck to paycheck, and Carli cannot work due to her extensive injuries.
If we aren't able to raise enough money to cover all of the medical bills, every time someone donates $25 they will be paying for Carli to see a therapist. Carli would like to go at least once a month, and there is no way to estimate how long it will be needed. At the end of the fundraiser, any one who was able to donate will get a shout-out on Carli's blog from Chris and Carli.
Your contribution will bring healing to this young couple. Carli will heal physically quicker than she will emotionally. She has a great outlook on life, she is being very positive through her recovery, but she needs to talk to a counselor badly, and there is not much money for her to work with as she can't go back to her job until she recovers, which will be at least a couple of months from now, depending on whether or not she undergoes surgery.
Other Ways You Can Help
Please share this campaign with your family, with friends, co-workers, and on social media sites. Together we can make a positive impact and bring some peace to Carli and Chris.