Help Liza Dye, New York comic struck by the subway

The campaign to help raise funds for Liza Dye, who fell onto the B tracks and was struck by the train in February, ends this weekend



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Young, New York comic Liza Dye has had a rough month and a half. She has been hospitalized since a subway car rolled over her in February, and is still waiting to find out whether doctors are going to be able to save her leg. There’s been one ray of hope, though: The comedy community has been keeping an eye on her. Over the past month, comedians have been throwing benefit shows on both coasts: Largo, the Stand, UCBEast, the Creek and the Cave and Littlefield have featured Aziz Ansari, Janeane Garofalo, Hannibal Buress, Chelsea Peretti, Phoebe Robinson and many others. Many more have donated money to a campaign to help her pay for hospital bills. (Of course, she has no insurance: She’s a comic.)

Whether she fainted near the tracks or was distracted while texting is beside the point—she's had it rough. Thankfully, she’s kept a healthy attitude and a sense of humor that she’s sharing on her Twitter feed (@lizadye). Sample tweet:

While the benefits and online donors have helped raise nearly $60,000, the campaign is still shy of its $75,000 goal. This weekend will be the last shot to give a little something!

This weekend will be the last shot to give a little something—donate here!

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