There’s a lot of bad going on out in the world right now.  Last week a teenage boy severely beat a total stranger, 15 year old Josie Lou Rately, over a purported text message. A text message. I just can’t get my head around that. The girl is in very bad shape and her family needs help covering what will likely be an extended stay in the intensive care unit. This is just a taste of a  major problem that  is emerging in our society: younger people are increasingly resorting to extreme violence with little to no provocation. If you count yourself as a responsible, well-adjusted member of the martial arts community, please take this opportunity to help a family lessen the financial burden of random violent assault.

Donations can be made via check to:

For the benefit of Josie Lou Ratley
c/o Law Office of Gordon & Doner
Wachovia Bank
2989 PGA Blvd.
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410