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GoFundMe Accounts Set Up for Stabbing Victims

April 24, 2016, 7:32 AM HST
* Updated April 24, 7:29 AM
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Stabbing victims: James Reeves (left) and Scott Stolsig (right). Courtesy photos via respective (GoFundMe accounts).

Stabbing victims: James Reeves (left) and Scott Stolsig (right). Courtesy photos via respective (GoFundMe accounts).

Family members of two Maui stabbing victims have set up GoFundMe accounts seeking donations to assist in paying for medical expenses of their loved ones.

The two men are credited with coming to the aid of a woman who was stabbed by her estranged husband within the Kehalani Foodland store in Wailuku on Tuesday, April 19, 2016. Police say the men were also stabbed when they tried to intervene.

The GoFundMe account for James Reeves, 34, of Haʻikū, was set up by a sibling and had raised $3,801 of its $25k goal within seven hours of being established on Saturday, April 23, 2016.

The account for the other individual, Scott Spencer “Kip” Stolsig, 53, of Wailuku was set up by his step-daughter.  The account had raised $9,678 of a $10k goal within the first 24 hours of being set up on Friday, April 22, 2016.

“The road to rehabilitation is going to be long and prevent him (Reeves) from going back to work, anytime soon, due to the extent of lung damage,” the post for Reeves stated.

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Meantime, Stolsig’s step-daughter said, “Any funds contributed will be used to help him (Stolsig) get back on his feet and fly his sister out to aid in his recovery.”

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