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Hello Furry Friends! This is one of your dedicated American Sign Language InterpreFur's from Pittsburgh Anthrocon. I am reaching out because my wonderful fellow InterpreFur, Bic, who I know you all know and love Eye-wink has been involved in a very tragic and terrible incident. Uncle Kage has already been in touch, Thank You! but to update.. Bic was the victim of a very terrible and senseless act of violence. He was stabbed in the chest the morning of January 3rd. I am so thankful and relieved to report that he has been released from the hospital and is on the mend at home. He still has a long road to recovery, which means many days of missed work with multiple medical bills piling high. In our line of work there is no such thing as sick days, or medical leave which means no paycheck coming in. If anyone is wondering how you can help, we have set up a fund for Bic through First Commonwealth Bank. The account is in his name, and anyone wishing to make a deposit can do so by mailing a check payable to Bichri Lee, to: 

First Commonwealth Bank

Attn: Tina

2747 Harts Run Road 

Allison Park, PA 15101

You could also stop into any local branch and have the fund put into Bic's account. 

Bic is one of my closest friends and this news was heartbreaking to receive, however I am so thankful he will be back to his amazing InterpreFur self come Anthrocon 2016!!! 

Looking forward to another funfilled weekend in July with all the Furries!!! 

Thank You so Much! 

~ Lauren

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Did you ask permission before posting this?

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She did.  Please read her message more carefully.  We know who they are and we trust them.

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The board had been informed of what has happened to Bic. As the OP has stated we have been in touch and offer our full support to Bic in this time of need. He is very much a friend of Anthrocon. Anyone wishing to contribute and help Bic out is very much encouraged to do so.

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Lauren, does Bichri have a PayPal account we can contribute to?

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He does not have a paypal account, only the fund that has been set up in his name.
I hope it was ok that I posted on your forum. You all have always been so welcoming to us during Anthrocon and I know many like Bic and would want to have been informed of what happened. We are just trying to get the word out to as many people as possible during this tough time for him.

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It is more than ok!  We will spread the word.  As I said in my email, nobody stabs one of our interprefurs and gets away with it!

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Thanks so much! You guys are awesome!!

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Have you thought about starting a GoFundMe page or such for him? Does make it easier for people to donate online instead of having to mail a check.

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*SHOCKED!*

Yikes! So sorry to hear that. I wish him speedy healing! I will be going to AC 2016, so I hope to see Bic there Smiling

 

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Thanks BlueWizard! I will send him your well wishes Smiling

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Bic and Lauren, 

My heart goes out to you. Your service's are enjoyed not jsut by those who are deaf, but by those who can hear fine as well. I have family that as deaf, and I know that you both take pride in your job. I am so sorry to hear this happened. Bic, Focus on getting better, Cause we wanna see oyu at AC this yar if at all able! Hopefully the cops grab those that did this, and send them away for a long long time.

 

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Pushing positive energy to you and Bic! I hope his recovery goes smoothly. 

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We should have a small bucket squad for Bic going around at ac this year, if at all possible I'd love to help with that and volunteer with my suit. All in favor raise your varied appendages upward ; >

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As kind of a notion as that is, we want to keep our at-con charitable efforts directed to a single cause-- our yearly charity.

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Thank you all of your for your willingness to show support.
I saw Bic yesterday and he has definitely improved since when I saw him in the hospital. Uncle Kage and I are in the process of figuring out what will be the best way for anyone who is willing and able to donate to Bic's fund. We will keep you posted.
You all are very kind!

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I am sure Uncle Kage will post something about this to but I will also go ahead and post the link here.  Please help out our beloved Bic.

https://www.youcaring.com/bichri-bic-lee-504905

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Yep!

Gofundme actually has quite high fees.  We did a lot of homework and felt that youcaring.com, which is nonprofit, was the best way to go.

BTW, I put together a little video to help spread the word.

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Already watched it when you posted on twitter. Great video.

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Hmm, summary says it happened in 2015? news seems to say 2016

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You are right. January 3rd, 2016. Guess nobody can get used to the new year, none of us caught that. Thanks! The change has been made.

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outstanding, wishing him a speedy recovery!  I'd imagine sucking chest wound wasn't on his new years resolutions.

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Hope he recovers soon and we'll see him at Anthrocon this year! 

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