Last Sunday, 61-year-old Wai Kuen Kwok was killed when he was pushed off a subway platform in front of an oncoming train. He was on his way to Chinatown for dim sum with his wife, who watched in horror as the train was unable to stop in time. Police have arrested a suspected in connection with the fatal shove.
But this is not about the assailant. If you'd like to help, community members have put together a fundraising page to collect donations in support of the Kwok family in their time of suffering. The goal is to raise as much money as possible to help offset the costs of Mr. Kwok's funeral. The funds will go directly to the Kwok family.
On November 16 Wai Kuen Kwok was standing on the NYC subway platform with his wife. They were headed for dim sum in Chinatown. But they never made it to Chinatown because Mr. Kwok was fatally pushed onto the subway tracks into the incoming D train. The train was unable to stop in time and Mr. Kwok was killed in this random act of violence.
Here is a link to the story: http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/11/17/nyregion/man-killed-by-train-was-pushed-onto-tracks-police-say.html?referrer=
This is not about the assailant. This is about remembering Mr. Kwok, a good family man, and about supporting a hurting family in their time of need. The Kwok family is now making the necessary funeral arrangements. Our goal is to raise as much money as possible to help offset the costs of the funeral. The money that is raised will go directly to the Kwok family. Would you please consider giving to this family as a show of your support? No amount is too small.
As I write this, the campaign has already exceeded its initial $15,000 goal. If you'd like to add to the total in honor of Mr. Kwok and in support of his family, donate here.