Emine Yilmaz Ozsoy, a 35-year-old artist and illustrator residing in New York, was reportedly left partially paralyzed after a person pushed her in opposition to a departing prepare automobile. The unprovoked assault occurred at roughly 6am on the Lexington Avenue and 63rd Avenue station in Manhattan’s Higher East Facet on Sunday, Might 21. Ozsoy stays within the hospital and 39-year-old suspect Kamral Semrade has been charged with tried homicide.
Ozsoy, who lives in Jackson Heights, Queens, was on her morning commute to work when the incident came about. Ozsoy moved to New York from Turkey in 2017 to pursue a profession as an artist and illustrator and labored as a barista on the aspect. Her designs have been featured in retailers similar to Chicago Journal and NPR, and she or he received an American Illustration award in 2021. The artist shares her colourful, quasi-abstract drawings and work on her Instagram and on an online shop.
Ozsoy’s pals began a GoFundMe to cowl her rising medical bills, elevating almost $200,000 to date. Emine’s husband Ferdi Oszoy — her solely household in america — mentioned in a statement that he’s attempting to safe emergency visas for her family members to go to.
“Her mobility is anticipated to be affected, tremendously impacting her each day life,” Ferdi mentioned of his spouse. Docs initially thought Emine can be paralyzed from the neck down, however she has gained motion in her arms.
“However in fact, religion and hope are endless,” Ferdi acknowledged. “She’s younger. She’s a robust girl. She’s inventive. She’s empathetic. She’s a warrior. She’s a real good friend who goes out of her method to assist individuals.”
Kamral Semrade was arrested on Monday in Queens and charged with tried homicide and assault. His lawyer said he has no prior felony historical past. Semrade’s arraignment came about Wednesday and he’s being held with out bail.