The craft show community is lending a hand and reaching out to friends, family, colleagues and customers of Alison and Nick Nocera, aka Alison Rose, to assist in their medical bills from a car accident.
Nick's Facebook post from this morning (11/24/13)- "Just wanted to let our friends and family know what's going on with Alison Rose Nocera
and myself.... Last night while driving back from crafty supermarket
, we hit a thin layer of black ice on 71 outside of Grove City. We fish tailed and swerved into the median , and our truck flipped a couple times. While the truck is completely totaled, Alison and I are ok.. We were taken by ambulance to OSU. Alison was released with pretty gnarly bruises and cuts, and I broke my tibia/knee awaiting word on what's next. If I haven't responded to emails, or texts it cause my phone was lost in the wreck as well as the majority of our inventory. But what's most important to me is that Alison is safe and we are counting our blessings right now."
Alison and Nick do not have health care coverage. While auto and business insurance should cover the cost of their damaged vehicle and loss of inventory from the accident. Lack of heath insurance from medical bills attached to the time spent in the hospital, therapy and surgery (if it comes to that) could devastate them financially. Especially as this hits them during the busiest season, the upcoming holiday season. And with one man down in a mom and pop operation means that generating income will be extremely difficult as Nick recovers and as Alison assists in his recovery.
As a group, the craft community in Columbus are putting our DIY skills to work to assist our friends.
Please help the nicest couple we know get back on their feet, literally in Nicks case.
Help our friends and donate what you can!
-The Crafty Cotillion.