Hello Friends. It's been a while since I did an update here. I apologize for that. First off..... THANK YOU to all who have donated to Cody's fund. In these situations, the "initial shock" of the accident wears off after a couple of months (not for him...but for us), but his road of recovery and need for help is JUST BEGINNING. Cody has SO MUCH work to do before he is independent and working again. He has bills piling up on him and no way to work to earn money to pay them. In addition, he has a little girl starting her first year of school in a few months. So please continue to donate if you can and SHARE his donation site EVERYWHERE on the net EVERY chance you get. It's so important. We have raised 5k so far and though that is a huge accomplishment, it won't even cover the deductibles at the hospital. There are two benefits coming up that you can attend to help Cody. And remember.... if you can't donate or can't attend a benefit, you CAN share the information on the web and that can be just as effective as someone who IS in a position to donate may see it and contribute. The first one is coming up in JUST 9 DAYS! Go here to see event: https://www.facebook.com/events/242084719263069/?fref=ts
The next one is at Goodfriend near White Rock Lake and will be July 11th. Bands, Cars, Bikes, Fun, Raffle, ETC. I'll post a link as soon as we have an invite page up.
So.... enough about all that and on to how Cody is doing...............
Cody will be released from the hospital (rehab) the day after tomorrow to come home. It is earlier than we had thought and that is much due to insurance and what they will/won't pay for ( god bless the american health care system). Cody and his daughter Joey will come live with us until he is able to be independent. Cody has been in rehab for a couple of weeks now and is making great progress. It's baby steps but steps in the right direction none the less. Cody can now stand up for short times, he can get up and down about 3 steps, things like that. Though his foot and broken legs are certainly a focal point, we are also very focused on his right hand. His radial nerve was severely damaged in his right arm. What this means is he does not have control of his right hand. And being a right handed tattoo artist - that's not good. The news thus far on that is....... hang tight, let it heal, and we will see. Not the warm fuzzy you want to hear but not necessarily doom and gloom either. It's just hard to know exactly what will happen and when. So Cody will do out-patient rehab 3 days a week for the foreseeable future and work on that and other things.
Though Cody won't be in the hospital, he will be laid up most of the time on our couch and would very much like visitors to keep him company. And we absolutely open our home up to that - so come on by.
Cody's cell phone is up and working so feel free to call him and see what he's up to as well. Please continue to keep Cody in your thoughts and prayers, donate if you can, attend his benefit events if you can, AND SHARE THIS SITE LIKE CRAZY - CAUSE I KNOW YOU CAN DO THAT. I've done the math - it will take at least 50k just to pay the bills Cody can not pay while he is down. That's not even considering money he will need to get a new home for him and his daughter, moving costs, etc. when the time comes. Cody is a hard worker and if he could go to work and earn this money his self he would - but he can't. So we are asking for the help of his friends and family. Thank you all so much for helping. We are so grateful. Rev