Gothamist has the sad story of Emilie Gossiaux, a 21-year-old Cooper Union art student, who while riding her bike in Brooklyn last October, was struck by a tractor-trailer driven by a man not licensed to drive that class of vehicle.
She was grievously injured, and after awaking from a coma, is now blind.
Her family has set up a fund to help pay her medical expenses. Some friends of hers are selling art on her behalf, but I simply gave.
I know times are tight, and at this time of year especially, there are many requests to donate to worthy causes. Still, I hope you’ll consider making a contribution.
I’ve contacted the Brooklyn DA’s office of communicatons to get an understanding of why the driver was cited only for driving with the wrong class of license and making an unsafe turn. They are looking into it and have promised to get back to me.
I’ve also written the office of Borough President Marty Markowitz, asking if he could help. (Letter below).
Dear Borough President Markowitz,
Today I read in Gothamist about Brooklyn resident Emilie Goisseaux, a 21 year-old Cooper Union art student who was on her bike in Bushwick when struck by an 18-wheeler last October.
While the driver was cited for making an illegal turn and driving without a proper license, Ms. Goisseaux suffered serious injuries and after awakening from a coma, she is now blind.
Rather than singing a song or sending a holiday card, I respectfully that that the Borough President's office make a contribution to the fund set up to help pay her medical bills.
The courtesy of a reply is requested.