First let me say that this is the last thing that I would ever want to do. Those who know me know that I give 110% and never ask for help. I'm just not built that way. But I have to humble myself and ask this time. I need help.
This past Saturday I was at my Church volunteering and installing microphone cable in the drop ceiling. My loving wife was helping and holding the ladder for me. I needed a bit more light so she walked 4 feet away and opened the blinds on a window.
I was reaching for a ceiling tile and the ladder flew out from under me. I nosedived into the carpet/concrete, I woke up with me head in her lap and her crying telling me she was sorry and didn't know what to do.
She called several friends who rushed over and took one look and said I needed to go to the Hospital. 911 was called and after a traumatizing 45 minute ride with them having to stop and roll me on my side 8 times to vomit we arrived at ER.
I suffered a severe concussion and I crushed and dislocated both wrists. Broken blood vessels in my right eye and a laceration needing 4 stitches above my right eye. No swelling or bleeding in the head thankfully.
They released me without putting my wrists back in place because they were to damaged. But Tuesday they performed a 4 hour surgery in which they put my wrists in place, took out all bone and cartilage that was broke off, and ground everything smooth. They put a 4" plate in each wrists and 8 pins to hold them.
The estimate is no doing anything for 3-6 months. I take dents out of cars for a living and it is all wrists. So I may never work again. Well I'll face that when the time comes.
Everyone who knows me knows I won't take this laying down. I will fight this with my last breath. I won't go quietly into the light
But I do need help. $5000 deductibles and no income for 3-6 months. I just can't handle that by myself.
So please consider helping if you can. Any little bit will help.
And your prayers and love and well wishes are always welcome.