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ZCARE - UPCOMING EVENTS
Stand By Damian
Here's his story:
Damian is a 16 year old young gentlman who is a sophmore in high school. I grew up and went to school with his two older brothers. On May 15th, 2017 Damian was on his way home. Unfortunately, on this day he never made it home like intended. With less than 15 minutes to his front door, his life had changed before he could blink his eyes. Damian hit a culvert on the side of the road causing his Jeep to spin out of control, flip over the guard rail and land upside down.
By an act of God, Damian was able to make it out of the vehicle, crawl up the embankment to the side of the road and flag down someone for help. Thankfully a nurse who happened to be driving by saw his cry for help and pulled over on the side of the road to assist Damian. Then, at this time a call was placed to dispatch medical help.
Damian was rushed to Black River Falls Memorial Hospital in Black River Falls, WI. It was then established that Damian had broke his neck and he would need to be MedLinked to Gundersen Lutheran in LaCrosse, WI. Due to severe weather, choppers were ground and Damian had to be escorted via ambulance to LaCrosse.
Once he arrived at Gundersen in LaCrosse he was seen and evaluated by the neurosurgeon. It was assessed that Damian would have to have surgery but it had to wait until the morning.
Damian had a bone graft to fuse his C4 and C5 vertebraes together. Damian is in excrutiating pain, he has to wear a cervical collar for 6 to 8 weeks and has a total recovery time of 6 to 8 months.
During this time Damian will not be able to finish out his Sophmore year of high school. His mother is the only and sole provider in the home and will not be able to return to work immediately so she can tend to Damian in this time of need.
How You Can Help
This was an extremely unexpected accident to happen to Damian and his family. As we all know with emergency surgery, medical expenses can become astronomical. As the medical bills are piling up, the day to day living expenses haven't gone away. And, while Damian's mother is providing loving support and comfort to him at his bedside, she is unable to work and keep a consistent income in the household at this time.
Any funds raised by this message will help support Damian and his family and will be allocated towards medical and living expenses for Damian.