We Love Ovey

Our friend, Ovey, was badly injured in a hit & run. We want to help her with recovery costs.
Vivian Chan
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Vancouver, British Columbia
3 Team Members

Our dearest friend, colleague, classmate, and confidante, Ovey Yeung, is exceptionally thoughtful and caring, strong and ambitious, and is meant for many great things in her life. 

Ovey was a victim of a hit and run during the early morning hours of Monday August 4. She is currently in critical condition and in a medically induced coma.

She and her family are focused on recovering, and should not need to worry about any financial burdens at this time.

There have been a significant number of inquiries as to how people can help and/or donate towards the medical and non-medical related expenses associated with her recovery and rehabilitation.

We would ask that in lieu of flowers, and to show your support, a contribution be made to the #WeLoveOvey indiegogo campaign to help her and her family.

All funds will be deposited into a trust fund which is being set up by Ovey's sister.

If you have ever met Ovey, you would know she would do anything to help you. It's our turn to do whatever we can to help her. 

If you have not met Ovey, but through media, or friends, have heard about her... Thank you for visiting this page, and for supporting a young, beautiful and spirited individual. 

The campaign amount is a number which we believe can be met, and, are hopeful will be greatly exceeded. The funds are not only for the short-term,  but will be to help Ovey and her family through the long and arduous process of rehabilitation.

We are still looking for witnesses to the accident, as well as the driver responsible. The accident happened around Pacific Boulevard and Abbott Street on Monday, August 4th around 4:00AM. The vehicle is described as a newer model dark/black coloured Honda Civic and will probable have extensive front-end damage as a result of the accident.

If you have any information, please call the VPD Collision Investigation Unit at 604-717-3012 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

We will be adding updates as we hear more information regarding Ovey's status.

Please help us spread the word by sharing this campaign. To those who have voiced questions or concerns regarding this campaign, we have added a Q&A for some of the common q’s we have received. Please see these at the bottom.

If you have any questions about the campaign, please feel free to email us at WeLoveOvey@gmail.com.


- Friends of Ovey

News Coverage:

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CBC: http://ow.ly/zZXRV 
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What will the funds be used for?

The funds will be used for medical and non-medical expenses incurred during Ovey's recovery process.  It will also be used to offset general living expenses. In serious injuries, the recovery can be long and involve multiple expenses that are not covered by MSP. Examples include wheelchair, medicine, physiotherapy, and home care (when patients are not able to care for themselves). 

Won't these expenses be covered? 

It is difficult to say what will or will not be covered, and when any settlement(s) would be finalized. Ovey was a pedestrian in a hit-and-run accident, which involved a car and a driver that has not yet been identified. Settlements typically take time and do not help with short-term expenses incurred by the victim and their family. 

Who will manage the donation money? 

All funds will be put into a trust under Ovey's name, which will be set up by her family. We are hopeful that Ovey will be able to recover to manage the donation money herself.  In the event that she cannot manage the funds herself, her sister Clara will be designated to be responsible for Ovey's care, and will be responsible for overseeing how the funds will be used for Ovey's recovery. 

How do I know this campaign is legitimate? 

The campaign has been set up by Ovey's close friends, with consultation and support from Ovey’s family. The campaign has been shared by those closest to her via social media, and the media has been incredibly supportive with publishing the campaign in a number of their articles.

There are a lot of unknowns. At this time, our one and only focus is Ovey. 
This is the best way we can think of to help Ovey - by reducing the potential financial burdens on her and her family, so they can focus on each other during this incredibly trying time.

raised by 585 people in 26 days
172% funded
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$25,000 CAD goal
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This campaign ended on August 31, 2014
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