Lady Gaga’s dog-walker Ryan Fischer asks for fund and support to help him complete the road to his recovery

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We all know the story of Lady Gaga’s “dognapping” case, which eventually lead to five arrests and her dog-walker with fatal injuries that are extremely hard for him to forget, earlier this year.

Lady Gaga’s dog-walker named Ryan Fischer, was left severely injured after being shot by her dognappers, who threatened Fischer at a gunpoint, to hand over her three French Bulldogs that he was walking that night, and at last fled the scene with two of her dogs named Gustav and Koji, leaving Fischer with agonizingly pain and injuries.

Now, the man is urging people to extend their help and support through funds and monetary measures, that would help him survive this time of fragility and suffering, all through a ‘GoFundMe’ page that he created on Monday, August 16.

According to Fischer, he has run out of all his life savings and resources while on a road trip that he embarked on, hoping it would help him reach out to the spiritual leaders, trauma programmers and retreat centres, who would heal him and provide recovery.



Taking to Instagram and YouTube, Fischer shared, “So here I am, two months down on a 6 month journey. And, on this Feast of Saint Rocque, I have a clear purpose but am at an obvious impasse. With no vehicle, apartment, and having run out of savings and surviving on donations from generous loved ones, I am humbly asking for your help. This is not an easy thing to ask, but I have started to realize sharing your vulnerability with others is exactly when radical change begins to occur for everyone involved.”

Describing his journey, the man said, “At times I was scared. I was lonely. I felt abandoned and unsupported. I had long bouts of depression and doubt and self-pity. But those backroads that took me to desert campsites and Walmart parking lots and rest stops and friends and family to New York and back began to help me see why I had chosen to leave the security of the Hollywood Hills where I fought for my life and mobility.”

He went on, “All that time spent reclaiming my body, I now needed to be equally devoted to strengthening my emotional and mental health. Having that understanding helped me frame what I need from the rest of this sabbatical: getting a van and exploring this country while seeking out communities that support the process of growing from trauma. … I can’t wait to honestly share in the process and heal with you all along for the ride through writings, discussions and quirky videos (and maybe an interpretive dance or two).”

As of Tuesday, August 17, the crowdfunding page has helped Fischer collect about $3,500 of a $40,000 sum total.

Fischer also talked about how these funds will help him and what all will it be used for, sharing, “in supporting a van purchase, travel expenses and welcome all input on retreats for trauma throughout the country as well as queer spiritual leaders and healers, and how best to highlight and share with you along the way.”


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