Mike Mashkevich - Future/Immediate Needs

 
Raised: $11,584.00
Goal: $20,000.00
 
 
 

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Jessie Seiders

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Hi Everyone, As you all know, on October 25th, Mike Mashkevich was the passenger in a serious car accident and was life flighted to UMass Memorial in Worcester. He was in a coma fo... more

 
 
 
 
 
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Updated posted by Jessie Seiders 16 months ago

Hello Team,

It was recently discovered that Mike, as a healthy 25 year old sportsman, did not elect for long term disability. His short term disability, employment and company insurance will end after 26 weeks from the date of the accident which makes fundraising extremely important.

Although he has been making progress daily, it is expected that he will remain in rehab for 6-12 months before it can be determined where he will be at mentally or physically. Mike is faced with new challenges each day, including but not limited to, learning how to walk and talk, using his hands to eat and write, recovering his memory and learning how to do things in new ways. Each milestone he reaches is another step in the right direction.

Mike and his family can really use your support through this difficult time. Thank you in advance for your concern.

Please feel free to repost this link to your facebook page or send to e-mail contacts. The more people we reach, the better.

http://www.gofundme.com/1g5u1k

Thank you,
Jessica

 
 
 

Updated posted by Jessie Seiders 16 months ago

Thank you all for your support for Mike Mashkevich and his family. Tonight at 6:00 pm there will be a tennis tournament fundraiser on Mike's behalf at the Wayside Tennis and Racquet Club. Please take a look at the links below for information on the silent auction and fundraiser.

www.32auctions.com/play4mike

http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e6nsdhk5ebfbe52b&llr=g4st4hlab

 
 
 

Created by Jessie Seiders on November 2, 2012

Hi Everyone,

 
As you all know, on October 25th, Mike Mashkevich was the passenger in a serious car accident and was life flighted to UMass Memorial in Worcester. He was in a coma for approximately 9 days and has undergone several lengthy surgeries for broken bones and fractures of both arms and wrists, his right elbow and his pelvis. He also had surgery for a tracheotomy in his neck and a feeding tube in his stomach, which has recently been removed. Mike broke his leg and punctured his lungs which will heal naturally and has damage to his bladder and hip that will be corrected with surgery once the external fixator is removed from his pelvis.

This accident has also caused Mike to suffer a traumatic brain injury. He was recently transferred from UMass Memorial to Spaulding Rehabilitation Center in Boston where he participates in several hours of speech and occupational therapy, group and music therapy as well as physical therapy on his right arm as the cast has recently been removed. In rehab, Mike will need to learn how to walk and talk, eat, recover his memory and learn how to do things in new ways.

After 3 months of rehabilitation, Mike will have the external fixators on his pelvis and left arm removed and will have surgery on his damaged bladder and hip. He will then continue neurological and physical rehab for as long as he needs it. Because of the external fixators on his pelvis and left arm and the cast on his right leg, he is constricted to his bed and unable to participate fully in physical rehab. It is expected that Mike will remain in rehab for 6-12 months before the doctors have any idea where he will be at mentally or physically.

This has been a difficult time for Mike’s parents as they live in CA. His father has been flying back and forth from CA to balance working for their family and providing support to Mike. His step-mother has remained by his side every day since the accident and has taken the last 7 weeks unpaid from her two jobs. Mike worked at Staples as a senior programmer analyst and is currently receiving short term disability, however, because he was a 24 year old, healthy sportsman he did not elect for long term disability and his benefits will end after 6 months. 

Fundraising efforts have been established for Mike’s future and immediate needs and will continue throughout the year. Mike’s parents are overwhelmed with the generosity and loving support that the community has provided to Mike and their family. He has a long road ahead but with the support of his friends, family, co-workers and the tennis community he will work hard to overcome this obstacle! 

Thank you!
Jessica

 
 
 
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A very Happy Birthday Mike ! We are all thinking of you and even more today.

posted by Rimsy Prashar 17 months ago

Mash and Family-Remain as strong as always. Everyone is rooting hard for a full recovery

posted by Ed Davidson 17 months ago

Prayers for a quick recovery Mike!

posted by Adam Chace 17 months ago

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$11,584 raised by 167 people in 17 months.

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Wishing you all the best Mash, so happy to hear you're improving so quickly. Keep at it bud!

 

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