Evan Yearwood's Aftercare Support

$10,195 of $8,000 goal

Raised by 149 people in 29 months

Evan Yearwood is a 13 year old boy from Victor NY who was hit by a SUV while riding his bike and suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), a fractured skull, road rash, and a broken ankle. He's been in the PICU for 2 weeks and and has been progressing slowly. He had a titanium plate and screws put in his ankle which is also helping the split bone at the growth plate.

The obstacle now is to work on his cognitive abilities as he comes in and out of reality. Sometimes he knows us and other times he is screaming for his real mom and dad (Which we are).

Evan's going to need PT and mental and neurological help. His acute care was great but once we get him home there's going to be issues about home care, school tutor, medicine co-pays, alternative treatments, physical therapy, and much more. I'm sure many other issues will arise during his treatment. I do want to thank everyone for their text, email, prayers and phone calls. Especially the nurses and doctors at Strong Memorial Hospital for saving Evan's life!

If you don't know Evan, he's a funny boy that likes to play GTA 5, snow ski, saves his money for when he really wants something, very kind and caring boy who would prefer to hang out with his friends rather than with his mom and dad. (of course). He has a brother named Chase who has been his biggest fan since the accident and comes to visit him as much as possible and talking to him about his week and video games. Evan also a dog named Echo who has been very depressed since Evan's been gone and sleeps on his empty bed everyday. He loves going to weekly youth group meetings and his favorite food is waffles with real maple syrup.

We have started this GoFundMe account in hopes to raise money, not only to help with his medical expenses but to help us equip our home with the necessary equiptment for him and get the much need help to retraining his brain.

We appreciate your support and thoughts and prayers throughout our journey ahead!

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Evan's doing so much better and is out of the wheelchair and hobbling around. He's still going to need time to heal his fractured ankle but is on the mend. As for his Brain injury and fractured skull, we were told he is doing much better but will need 6-12 months to heal and might have some side effects for life. Evan just celebrated his 14th birthday and wants to go back to school with only a few weeks left.. He's starting to get tired of sitting at home and gong to all the appointments, but that's life... He will be better before we know it and a freshman in High school next fall.. Thank you to everyone for being there for us and him during this time!! Please don't send and more money to the campaign. I just want to catch you up on his progress...
Evan just turning 14!
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I want to thank everyone for all their prayers, cards, emails, meals and donations for Evan's aftercare support. I can't believe all the support from everyone and I'm so thankful for you! I can't even believe it's been over a month since our lives changed. Evan's doing much better and is getting stronger everyday. He's still going to need a lot of help but we can live with that.... I'm so grateful that he's alive and getting better. This is my last update for a while and I will let you know in the coming months how he's doing. Thank you again!!!
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Everyday is a learning curve and he still doesn't realize he's brain injury. The doctors just told him that he can't ride any rides or do anything crazy for the next year. I'm really going to have to watch him a lot for now on..... It's going to be back to back Dr. Appointments for the next two months. I just can't believe he's healing so well... Thank you for your support again!
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Evan's home now and we couldn't be happier!!! Happy Easter and thank you to everyone that contributed to Evan's aftercare support. He's doing better but very sleepy all the time and is obsessed with water.. lol.. I can't thank you enough for all your prayers, emails, text, cards and all the communities help during this time. Hope everyone has a happy Easter!!!
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$10,195 of $8,000 goal

Raised by 149 people in 29 months
Created April 2, 2017
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$100
Anonymous
27 months ago
JR
$15
Jase Ricci
27 months ago
MW
$100
Mac and Betsy Warner
27 months ago

Delighted to read of Evan's recovery and to have an opportunity to help in a small way. Our love and prayers for you all!

AC
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Andi, Justin, Erika and Dana Cale
27 months ago
CR
$50
Chris Ryczek
27 months ago

Thank you for sharing your story in the Victor Post. So glad Evan is on his way to recovery.

LB
$50
Lynda Berkery
27 months ago

Steve and I are so happy to hear Evan is on the road to recovery - wonderful news! oxox

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27 months ago
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28 months ago
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28 months ago
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