It's been two months since my dad passed, and it still feels like yesterday. We're reliving the nightmare over and over, since justice has yet to be served. My mom is still burdened with medical bills (about 75,000 still owed), lawyer fees, and now she is being denied my fathers life insurance because of a mistake made by the company. One of the criminals is free, one is luckily back in jail (for now), but still we wait and wait. We just want this all behind us, but it haunts us everyday with these men "free". We thank everyone for all their support, it has helped a lot. And it has meant a lot to our family.
Just want to say thank you to my coworkers at work for all chipping in and collecting for the fund. I did not expect it at all and I can't even tell you how much it means to me and my family. And thank you to everyone else who has done the same. I have some really wonderful friends! And I know my father is smiling down at all the wonderful people who have cared so much throughout these last 3+ months. You all are amazing!
Can't believe it's been two weeks. Still does not feel real. Keep waiting for his voice to come out of nowhere, or to see him out shoveling the snow. And unfortunately we have not been able to make arrangements for him yet because of the ongoing investigation. But my mother is left with growing costs. We are still trying to get approval for an autopsy, so far it has been denied by the state once. If we are left to order it ourselves that comes out of our pockets, and then the cremation, and still mountains of medical bills on top of that. This has been along road for us all, and we just want him at peace. If anyone can contribute just a little here and there it could help my mother out a lot during this difficult time. I know it's the holiday season but a little goes a long way or at the very least share this around please. I hope and pray that we can get justice for him, because this is not the way he should have gone. Miss you everyday Papa!
I wish this was a good update but unfortunately it is not. My father was rushed back to the hospital this morning in cardiac arrest. They had to do CPR on him three separate times. They are not sure what caused this to happen all tests so far have not come back with a cause. He was absolutely fine this morning and in a split second it all changed. We are sitting with him right now in ICU. He is on a ventilator assisting him to breath. He is still breathing a little on his own. We are not sure if he is going to come back from this. None of us are ready to let him go, but if it is his time, we hope that he can go peacefully. He has been through a lot in his life, and through the last three months recovering from the accident. I hope for a miracle that he can recover from this too. Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers, as this is going to be a very difficult time for us all. We love you Papa!
Just want to post an update. My dad will be coming home this Friday, which will be officially 3 months since the accident, 3 months since he's been home. It's been a long road, he's had to learn how to do a lot of things all over again, like walk, and even do simple math equations. His memory is so much better than the first few months, his walking is better, although he still has a lot of issues with his balance. His bad knee is definitely worse and he will need a new brace for it. He had just got a new brace right before the accident but because of his injuries, he will need something more supportive now to help him walk better. We are sill working on a few things at the house just to make it safer for him to get around, but he is definitely happy that he is getting out of "that place" Three months is a long time to be away from your home and family. Thank you everyone again for your support, every little bit helps. My parents will still have medical costs and equipment that will not be paid by ins. And also legal fees. Hopefully we will get the court date soon, so we can get some justice sooner rather than later.
Just want take a moment to honor my father for his heroism. October 23rd was the anniversary of the start of the Hungarian revolution, in which my father risked his life during along with hundreds of thousands of other Hungarians, but eventually escaped and made his way to the U.S. He is an amazing man with amazing courage. He fought for his life then and he is doing the same now. He's made very good progress in rehab but he's still got a ways to go. Thank you all who have contributed. It amazes me how wonderful some people can be, please keep sharing this for my father. I can tell you that he appreciates each and every person who has helped. When he found out of all the wonderful people that have contributed in support of his recovery he got tears in his eyes. So you know that he is very thankful and so are we. All I'm asking if you cannot contribute , is to please take a few moments and make a few clicks and share this. And thank you again to all who already have!
Well it's officially been two months since my fathers accident. Two months since he's been home. I still remember that phone call like it was just yesterday. I really thought at that moment I had lost him forever, and even for the weeks following, there were moments in the hospital where we were unsure what would happen, but he is still here, and he still has much to do on this earth. My fathers been through a lot in his life and he's never ever once asked anyone for help, but now he needs it. No donation is too small, and if you can't donate, please share this as much as you can. And just for smiles here's a photo from our visit with him yesterday, with his little guardian angel :) thank you!
Again thank you who have supported my dad's recovery so far. Found this gem today. Shows how long he's been riding. Over 60 years....this was his first accident, and of course no fault of his. Hopefully he can get back on his bike again someday, I know it kills him not to, especially on these beautiful fall days. Love you Pop!
Thank you again for all your generous donations. My family appreciates it more than you know. We are still trying to work out a lot of details with the insurance companies and trying to get my dad home care nursing so we can bring him home. It's a lot of work and I know my mom is stressed out beyond belief with all the bills, not just the medical ones. Our main concern right now though is trying to get him home so he can be happy again, and making improvement to the inside of the house to make it safe for him.
Just want to see that Hungarian smile again, breaks my heart to se him so miserable. Please keep sharing this and keeping him in your thoughts. Thank you!
Hey everyone! Just want to start by saying thank you to the people who have donated so far. Words can't express how much it means to me and my family. I just got back from visiting with my dad at rehab. We were told he had to stay there two more weeks, but he will need 24 hour care. I'm not sure if this is a long term or short term thing but either way Medicare will not cover 24 hour care at home, as there is a lot of things they don't cover. Very upset at the thought of him having to be there for the rest of his life. I can see how much it's changed him already, he's miserable and just wants to be home. We all want him home to be home with us too. So this is really what's going on right now. He has made progress, but he has lost a lot of his balance and his knee which was "bad" before is now worse. Please continue to pray for my father, and thank you again for any donations.
I wanted to post a picture of the day after my fathers accident so everyone can see how he looked then, and how much better he looks now, as you can see in the 2nd picture, which was taken a few weeks ago (with my brother Nick and daughter Kaleigh) He was pretty banged up, and as the days went on those injuries looked worse and worse; including road rash covering his arms, legs, hands, and head. He had serious swelling in his ankles and knees, bruising all over his body, 5 staples in the back his head, stitches above his left eye, and his left eye had swollen so badly it was protruding out of the socket. His worse injury was the head trauma though, which included bleeding and swelling around his brain. But although the visual pain has healed up very well since then, the physical and emotional pain remains, and will unfortunately remain with him the rest of his life. We are not sure what the future holds, if he will be able to ride again, if he will have any long term effects from the head injury, but we do know that we are going to try our hardest to make the rest of his life the best. There was an angel on his shoulder that day, and there is a reason he is still with us today.
As most of our friends and family know, it has been almost two months since my fathers accident. We all thought we had lost him that day. We were not sure what to expect in his recovery, but he has come a long way. His recovery is slow, but steady. Unfortunately he and my mother have been burdened with a plethora of medical bills; which include a week and a half stay at Mass General Hospital - 4 days being in the neuro surgery intensive care unit, numerous ambulance rides from Mass to NH and vice versa, med flight from NH to Mass General, tests upon tests, etc. He spent 25 days in rehab facility, and because he did not have enough strength to come home, he has spent the last few weeks at another rehab facility. Because he has limited insurance coverage, a big amount of his bills will not be covered. The goal set is most likely less than what my parents will have to face out of pocket, but we do not expect no where near that. We ask for any little help that anyone could spare for this wonderful man, husband, father, and grandfather.
The Ted Takacs Fund On August 22nd 2013, Nashua man and longtime motorcycle enthusiast Ted Takacs was involved in a hit and run accident which left Ted with numerous, severe injuries. Though a Native of Hungary where Ted fought against the Russian Occupation as a Freedom Fighter, he is every bit a New Hampshire man. The 2 men responsible for the accident Benjamin Tucker 23 and Michael Fawcett 47 have been arrested and charged with numerous crimes. While the case makes its way through the court system and as Ted slowly works his way back to health, the Takacs family is facing mounting medical bills. The Takacs family is turning to Gofundme.com for help.
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