Friends of Ovey Yeung close to raising $25,000 for hit-and-run recovery

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      On Monday morning (August 4), Vancouver resident Ovey Yeung was struck by a car on Pacific Boulevard near Abbott Street. Vancouver police have said it was a hit and run.

      Yeung, a 26-year-old publicist who works for tech startup BitLit, received a "serious head injury". This landed her in hospital in critical condition and in a medically induced coma.

      Friends are rallying to support Yeung and her family. They've already donated over $23,000 to an Indiegogo campaign in support of her recovery.

      The Indiegogo page states: "The campaign amount is a number which we believe can be met, and, are hopeful will be greatly exceeded. The funds are not only for the short-term, but will be to help Ovey and her family through the long and arduous process of rehabilitation."

      The campaign has a goal of $25,000 and closes on August 31. The proceeds will go to a trust fund being established for Yeung.

      On Monday, police said they were looking for a "dark-coloured Honda Civic with probable front-end damage". Video obtained by police showed "several witnesses" to the incident.



      A friend

      Aug 6, 2014 at 9:57pm

      Please someone update us on her condition now ..prayers love

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      Aug 7, 2014 at 1:45am

      I read through the Iindiegogo website that she is now in stable condition but remains in the intensive care unit.

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      Aug 7, 2014 at 9:32am

      of love and prayers for Ovey's recovery

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      Aug 8, 2014 at 11:02am

      An update on Ovey's condition would be appreciated

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      Thu 8/07/14 20:51

      Aug 8, 2014 at 12:23pm

      Ovey is still in serious condition but remains stable at the moment. We have been told by her doctors that she will remain in Intensive Care for a number of weeks.

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