Jon Fogg, the sports/lacrosse editor for the Baltimore Sun, was attacked, beaten and robbed as he was leaving work in the wee hours of last Wednesday.
His family seeks assistance with his medical bills. Jon’s sister, Melissa Castone, explains at GoFundMe:
On Tuesday, January 14, 2014, during the early hours of the morning, Jon Fogg was walking to his residence from where he parked his car after working his job at The Baltimore Sun.
During this walk, he was brutally attacked by a man wielding a brick. Jon was robbed of his wallet, laptop, and car keys. The attacker then stole Jon’s car, a Toyota Prius, that still had many of his gifts and gift cards from Christmas in it. The attacker also used Jon’s credit card to make fraudulent purchases.
Worse than the loss of his possessions, Jon suffers many physical injuries. He has 6 skull fractures, broken bones in both hands (which are splinted)… He was discharged from the hospital after 2 days and is currently in a lot of pain. The assailant has not been captured and there have been no leads on the vehicle.
The road to recovery will be a long one for Jon, and that is why we are creating this page for him. He will need a lot of medical attention, and because he has both arms in splints, he will not be able to work for some time.
If anyone would like to donate to help Jon recover, it would be greatly appreciated.
As news spread of Jon’s attack and donations began to pour in, his sister raised the goal at least six times. She added Saturday:
The newscast incorrectly reported that he lost his two front teeth, however, it is estimated that he has lost at least eight front teeth. He will be consulting with an oral surgeon, but early estimates show that dental implants will cost at least $15,000 and would not be covered under insurance.
As of 11:30 a.m. ET this morning, the goal was at $13,000. 313 donors had pledged $12,260.
A 2005 graduate of Susquehanna University, Jonathan freelanced for the Daily Item and the Reporter, served as a student editor for U-Wire and earned a master’s degree from the University of Maryland. He spent two years as a copy editor for the Morning Call of Allentown and then spent a year-and-a-half at the Washington Times before moving to the Sun in 2010.