A female taxi driver was severly beaten by an American tourist recently. I've gotten some conflicting information. I originally heard it was by two males, and then I heard that it was by one male. I also heard that he (or they) escaped back to the US and then I heard that he had been captured. He apparently beat her up and then car jacked her. She is in very bad condition. So sad. I'm sure that this has made all of the other female drivers very nervous.
In case anyone is unsure what this thread is about - here is the first post and here is the link to the Gofundme page for those who wish to donate. https://www.gofundme.com/2wmzhsb8 Remember this is in Canadian dollars.
Okay everybody... let's take a deep breath and remember what this forum is about. Although some of us are very passionate about the horrific attack on Grace, this is not the place to get so upset and rant. Yes it happened in Aruba, but other things happen in Aruba that we probably never hear about, especially since we are not locals and living full time on the island. So let's get back to sharing our trips, places to eat, airline fares, pictures and the usual things we like or gripe about.
I please ask everyone for civility in discussing this. I have been working here on the Island with a large potential donor I made a written submission to them yesterday to assist the gofundme campaign. In the submission I included reference to this forum and the links. I am hoping that what has transpired with some of the comments will not lead to them backing away. Prior to those comments this entity was prepared to participate I just hope we haven't lost them
Ok Here is the latest. Tonight I spoke with Grace and will visit with her and her husband tomorrow. She is at home. She is being treated for extreme pain but starting to di OK. The person who did this to her has written A 10 page letter of apology which Grace did not accept and referred to her lawyer. He is in solitary confinement and since he is deemed a dangerous offender he is not a allowed outside for air or exercise.
Today at she read all the messages from donors and wishes to say thank you and "God Blesss to all" for the kind words.
The funds that were raised will in part be used to help her in her home and to get treatment not covered here
Andrea, when I get more accurate info I will post. All I can say is that both Grace and her husband are in awe at what has been done for them. They are quiet and unassuming people They are deeply religious. They represent those truly nice Aruban people that all of us get to meet.