Tourist Connor Golden, 18, lost his lower leg after stepping on an explosive in Central Park last Sunday. Golden and two friends were enjoying the day climbing on rocks in the southern part of the park when suddenly he stepped on a “shock sensitive explosive material “ that went off and severed his left foot. (Photo: Reuters)
Less than a week after Connor Golden lost his lower leg after stepping on an explosive in Central Park, people around the world are rallying around the teen, according to an article in the New York Post.
A Go Fund Me page created by friends and family of the Virginia teen, who turned 19 on Saturday, has already raised nearly $18,000 in less than two days.
“Those who know Connor know him to be soft-spoken, extremely talented, dedicated to his craft and always committed in his endeavors,” wrote page organizer Terry Lowe-Edwards, who set the fund-raising goal at $50,000.
“This is your opportunity to show your support and make a difference.”
Golden lost his leg on July 3 after an explosive device detonated while he and two friends were exploring in Central Park.
The trio were visiting the city for Independence Day.
The incident is under investigation.
The NYPD is offering a $2,500 reward for information.
Emergency workers tend to Connor Golden, 18, who stepped on explosive material in Central Park on Sunday morning near E. 62nd Street while with friends. (Photo: Andrew Kelly/Reuters)
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