On January 25 Alan Barnes, A disabled 67-year-old man was attacked and robbed outside his home in Gateshead, England. Mr Barnes, who is only 4’6″ tall was battered and knocked to the ground by a vicious thug and sustained a broken collar-bone. Mr Barnes is visually impaired and the BBC reports that he has lived with disabilities since birth after his mother contracted German Measles [Rubella] whilst she was pregnant. The cowardly attack left Mr Barnes too frightened to return to his home.
The Independent reports that 21-year-old Katie Cutler, who lives nearby, was so shocked by the news that she set up a GoFundMe page to raise money to help him find a new home. Ms Cutler set out to raise £500 [$750] to help Mr Barnes to locate to a new home. Amazingly news of Mr Barnes plight spread like wildfire and kind-hearted people from across the world donated to the fund. In just three days the fund has passed £200,000 [$300k]
Read more at http://www.inquisitr.com/1805154/fund-for-attacked-disabled-pensioner-alan-barnes-passes-300000/#wXlGtgLdES1xa0EY.99