Help Pro MX racer, John Natalie Jr

$6,755 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 94 people in 48 months
Hey everyone. As most of you already know John was involved in a serious ATV crash on May 2 in blountville Tennessee. He broke 7 ribs , put a hole in his right lung, broke his collar bone, fractured his shoulder and had a heart attack. It's been a long road recovering. Everytime we thought he was on his way to being better, he would take a turn for the worst. The doctors left the fluid in his chest too long without draining it. After almost 3 months of rehab and a chest tube to drain the fluid, the lung kept getting worse. We finally went to a specialist and discovered he needed surgery. He finally went in yesterday the 22 of July for his operation. The surgery was supposed to only take 1 and a half hours but when they opened him up it was worse than what they thought and ended up being almost a 6 hour surgery. His lung was actually stuck to his chest wall and had to be cut loose. They also had to remove a piece of the lung that was no good any more. The doctors said he will be able to get back to 100% but it will take some time. John has not been able to work or race for almost 3 months now and the bills are piling up. Medical bills we are responsible for are over 25,000 dollars as of now and that's not counting this surgery and recovery. John has always done everything he can for the sport of Atv racing. I am a stay at home mom and John takes care of our family and bills. We could use any help you can give us now until he can get going again. We really hate having to ask like this but we need the help. Thank you.
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Hello everyone. I would like to thank everyone that has donated to help our family. It really means a lot to us to know that we have such great friends and family. I am home now and feeling a lot better and I have a home health nurse coming for the rest of the week. After that I am on my own . I am ready to go back to work as soon as the doctor tells me I am healthy enough. Hopefully within a month. We have always given to go fund me accounts in the past and never realize we would need to use one. I am glad that there was something out there like this and I will always give in the future.

It has also made me realize the importance of our nonprofit organization. We will have it up and running soon to help the people that need help thanks again to everyone out there for donations and best wishes
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Nick Gennusa
48 months ago
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Feel better ironman. Thanks for all the coaching over the years! Come back strong!

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John N Michelle Natalie
48 months ago

Updated on John...he is doing better today after getting his reaction to medication under control and the surgical tape. Which made him itch from head to toe with puss oozing out of his pores. So he happy that has stopped!! He had went down for another chest X-ray to see if his lung was staying up because he had thought it was collapsing. Which we will hopefully get good news soon that it isn't!

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Michelle Reiser
48 months ago

John and Michelle have helped so many people over the years whether it was racing related or personal or donating for others who were hurt and needing a little help. Now it's John that needs help. I hope everyone that John has touched gives something to help him back on his feet again. It is so much appreciated. Thank you.

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$6,755 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 94 people in 48 months
Created July 23, 2015
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CD
$10
cory dunaway
35 months ago
MG
$25
Mark Gromowski
47 months ago (Monthly Donation)
TT
$200
The ToddFather
48 months ago

Respect and admiration for many things!! But mostly because you always give back!! One love my Moto bro!

KA
$10
Kolten Allers
48 months ago
TD
$50
Tim Dettling
48 months ago
MR
$50
Mike Reynolds
48 months ago
JG
$100
John Gilliland
48 months ago

Get well soon buddy!

JP
$50
Justin Powell
48 months ago

Get Well Soon, Good Luck!!

NG
$100
Nick Gennusa
48 months ago
JC
$25
Javier Corona
48 months ago

Little help from tijuana Mexico get well soon champ

Nick Gennusa
48 months ago
1
1

Feel better ironman. Thanks for all the coaching over the years! Come back strong!

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John N Michelle Natalie
48 months ago

Updated on John...he is doing better today after getting his reaction to medication under control and the surgical tape. Which made him itch from head to toe with puss oozing out of his pores. So he happy that has stopped!! He had went down for another chest X-ray to see if his lung was staying up because he had thought it was collapsing. Which we will hopefully get good news soon that it isn't!

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Michelle Reiser
48 months ago

John and Michelle have helped so many people over the years whether it was racing related or personal or donating for others who were hurt and needing a little help. Now it's John that needs help. I hope everyone that John has touched gives something to help him back on his feet again. It is so much appreciated. Thank you.

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