Friends, family and colleagues mourning the loss of Dr. Tracy Sin-Yee Tam have set up a GoFundMe page to help pay for funeral costs and other expenses.
The fundraiser has collected more than $40,700 for her family.
Dr. Tam, 32, lived in Hillcrest. She was killed last week at Bronx Lebanon Hospital, where a horrific shooting took place.
The fundraising page was set up by Ahmed Rezk, who according to the page, is a family physician who worked closely with Tam for many years. They went to medical school together.
“Tracy Tam was an exceptional, and an extremely compassionate physician,” Rezk wrote. “She touched lives of many. She worked extra hours without incentive just to hold hands of patients that are about to pass or just to talk o them and listen to their needs.”
According to Rezk, Tam was covering for another colleague at the hospital on the day of the shooting.
Assemblywoman Nily Rozic, who represents Tam’s neighborhood of Hillcrest, said in a statement that she’s “devastated by the loss of one of Queens’ best.”
“Dr. Tam represented the best parts of our diverse community in Queens and New York City,” Rozic said. “People who knew her speak of a young woman who loved helping others through medicine and made the most of what her parents provided her and her sister upon immigrating from China.”
“For such an individual to go at this time and in this way is a senseless tragedy,” Rozic added. “My deepest condolences go out to the Tam family during this unimaginable time and I offer my assistance in whatever ways they need.”