On Tuesday, September 24, 2019, Sasha was the victim of an intentional hit and run. He was out with some friends at their regular Monday night karaoke bar in West Hollywood. After they were done, just after 2:30 Tuesday morning, he stepped off the curb to cross the street to his car. At that moment, the driver turned on his car, and revved his engine. He took aim, and ran down Sasha, the only one of the bunch who was in heels and dressed in an effeminate manner. Everyone scattered to try to avoid the car, but the driver was determined, took aim at Sasha, and ran him over.
Sasha’s shoulder was crushed under the car. The car immediately sped away. Sasha has now had two surgeries on his right shoulder…his dominant hand. He now has 15 pins and a plate in his arm, which, at this point is largely unusable. The nerve and tendon damage was so severe, that he cannot lift his right hand at all. In addition, he has a concussion, and his right knee is completely filled with fluid and is very painful. He has to wear a brace that immobilizes it when he walks (which he’s super thankful he can still do)!
The driver has not been caught, and we’re not sure if there’s any video that shows the license plate so that he/she can be tracked down. The medical bills for these surgeries, the week-long hospital stay, and everything that is yet to come…are piling up to an overwhelming amount. Obviously, he cannot work during this time, and if he doesn’t get the use of his hand back, he’s looking at many more obstacles to getting his life back.
If you are so inclined, please donate anything you can to help him at this very challenging time in his life. Whatever we can do to help him recover from this senseless tragedy would be greatly appreciated.
So far $4,610 has been raised from a $50,000 goal.