Alisha Jordan Photo by: Hogan Stand

Irish victim of vicious Bronx assault overwhelmed by generosity of community


Alisha Jordan Photo by: Hogan Stand

 "Any of the soccer teams I played for in Ireland have also been so supportive. Teams from Dublin and Dundalk are arranging games against each other to raise money."

Jordan wants to especially thank Rosie O’Reilly – Aisling Irish Community Center honoree for 2012- for looking after her since the horrific incident.

“Words cannot describe how good she has been to me. She helped my mother and my sister come to New York in the days following my accident. Rosie and one of my fellow Cavan team mates here travelled to Philadelphia a couple of weeks ago where the GAA there hosted a fundraiser for me. They raised over $3,000 at a Beef & Beer night. I could not believe it," she added.

Jordan is extremely optimistic and positive about the road ahead of her. Her face has healed and she is getting her teeth fixed after a friend told her about a generous dentist who wants to help her for free.

 "I just want to thank everyone from the bottom of my heart back in Ireland and everyone in the Irish community here in New York- my home.”

However the Aisling Center is always warning men and women not to walk home after a night out. They are constantly issuing warnings to the community about safety suggesting the safest method of getting home is a taxi.


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