Online fundraiser helping family hurt on State Fair ride
Posted November 25, 2013
Raleigh, N.C. — A fundraising website dedicated to helping three family members who were seriously injured on a ride at the North Carolina State Fair in October offers insight into their long road to recovery.
Anthony Gorham, his wife, Kisha, and her 14-year-old son, Justen Hunter, were all getting off the Vortex when it unexpectedly started. All three were thrown off the ride.
According to the website, Anthony and Kisha Gorham have had to go through several surgeries and intensive rehabilitation. While Kisha Gorham and her son have been discharged from the hospital, Anthony Gorham remains hospitalized.
The couple has two younger children who were not at the fair that night.
“The Gorham family attended the NC State Fair in hopes of some wholesome family fun. However, instead they became victims of a horrific tragedy,” the website states.
The website, organized by Justen Hunter’s father, aims to raise $10,000 to help the family with medical and other costs. As of Monday evening, a little less than $600 had been donated.
Ride owner Joshua Macaroni and ride operator Timothy Tutterow have been charged with assault with a deadly weapon in connection with the incident. Both are out on bond.