The father who protected his children in a shooting may be out of work, but he’s not without money or help: He has hundreds of thousands of donations, as well as a lifeline for his children.
A GoFundMe for Anthony Jefferson was started shortly after news of his heroic deed broke out last week – jumping on top of his three sons in a car dealership when bullets started flying – and the account has already risen to $ 273,891 … and the count.
The largest donation came from an anonymous person, who lost $ 25k. Many other donations also came anonymously, in increments of $ 2k, $ 1k and then into the hundreds. In all, there were around 8,000 people who contributed.
This will definitely help Anthony, who his wife recently told us about it had been boxed from two of his painting and construction concerts … all because he was injured in the shooting and would be out of order for a while. As lousy as it may be, people are clearly helping to hold him and his family for now.
However, there is more assistance on the horizon if Anthony and co. I want it. Dr. Raha Didevar of Big HeArts speeches tells TMZ … that she would be willing to offer Anthony’s three baby therapy via Zoom pro bono once a week … for a year or more if they need it.
Dr Didevar tells us she would work to gain the children’s trust, and once that was established … she set a plan for their therapy sessions. All the family has to do is get in touch.