Christian Hip-Hop Artists Raise Funds to Help Acid Attack Victim
Christopher Phiouthong, social media director for Trackstarz, faces years of medical treatment
Posted: April 10, 2018, 12:00 AM | Category:General Artist Tags: Source: From Staff Reports JG
Christopher Phiouthong, Social Media Director for Trackstarz, was viciously and brutally attacked at his home residence on the night of April 5 according to police reports.
Phiouthong is in critical care at a local Tennessee hospital. The assault involved the use of extremely corrosive acid which resulted in deep burns to over 60% of his body, complete facial disfigurement, and permanent loss of vision in both eyes. He is currently undergoing multiple surgeries and life preserving treatments. His parents are missionaries in Thailand and are in need of financial assistance due to Christopher's lack of medical insurance and the cost of the
extensive care he is receiving.
The above-referenced details are found on his GoFundMe fundraising support page. The goal has been set at $100,000 with close to $40,000 in donations already received in 24 hours. Trackstarz, the Christian Hip-Hop (CHH) community, and the family of Christopher Phiouthong encourage donations or the sharing of the fundraiser link to enable the goal to be reached as quickly as possible.
Trackstarz posted a tweet reaching out for immediate assistance as seen below:
A multitude of artists from the CHH community have spoken out through social media. Below, you'll read some of their heart felt encouragement and pleas for help:
"Guys we've raised 12k in 2hrs. Y'all inspire me so much. We got a long way to go, but it's a good start. We can do this!"
- Derek Minor
"Please pray for Chris and consider helping out. 🙏🏽🙏🏽"
- Trip Lee
"Chris is a really dope person, breaks my heart that someone would do this to him. This is unimaginably cruel. Please support whether that's by giving or simply remembering him and his family in your prayers. Mourn with those who mourn."
- Tony Tillman
"All my fans and family please, please pray and rally around this. This is one of our own. God, save our brother. This happened right here in middle Tennessee to a brother I know and love. I'm at a loss for words. Please give. Please pray."
The Trackstarz collective includes Ryan Righeous, Seantana, and DJ Jeremaya. The trio is determined to bring high quality Godly content to the mainstream according to their website. They're involved in multiple forms of media including radio, television, music, print, the internet and podcasts.
You can visit Christopher's Twitter profile to check out everything he's been involved with and share encouragement.