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Help the Hart family

$61,015 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 683 people in 8 months
Created July 15, 2018
Hi friends, this is Merritt Hays and Janae Sandman. Our friends, the Hart’s, could use a helping hand right now. Yesterday, July 14, Brian Hart was injured in a surfing accident at the Lane. He was rescued from the water while unconscious and not breathing. His rescuers were able to give him CPR until the paramedics arrived. Brian was put in a medically induced coma while being transferred to Valley Medical hospital in Santa Clara. His injuries include: a deep laceration on the left side of his head, a broken neck, a broken collarbone, multiple broken ribs, a broken lower back, lacerations to his legs and a broken ankle. The latest update shows that he has some swelling on his spinal cord between the c3 and c4 vertebrae. Yesterday, Brian had no feeling below his neck but he is slowly regaining some feeling and a small amount of movement in his legs. The doctors are waiting to see his progress before they determine if surgery will be necessary. Brian is a self employed hard wood floor contractor. Due to his multiple severe injuries, he will be unable to work to support his family until he’s able to fully recover. Your donation, whatever the amount, will help the Hart family with living expenses and medical bills while Brian recovers. We have been in contact with Veronica and Santi and they are very thankful for all the texts, prayers and well wishes. They are extremely grateful for the people who helped rescue Brian which ultimately helped save his life. The Hart family will be the sole beneficiary of this go fund me account.
Thank you all.
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Hearts for Hart, A benefit for Brian Hart is this Sunday at Haut surf shop in Santa Cruz. $15 per person. Can be purchased online at Eventbrite (Hearts for Hart) or at the door. Hope to see you there!
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Update from Veronica:
Hello everyone and thank you for the continued support. Brian is doing awesome. The doctors are still surprised with the progress he’s doing. His lungs were pretty compromised after his accident, and that was our biggest challenge at the time. Nothing works if you can’t breathe, so we’re so thankful with God for the amazing miracles He has performed every single day. As of right now, he’s breathing on his own for 14 hours a day, and 6.5 of those hours are sitting up, which is even more challenging. So he’s doing amazing and “defying the odds” as the doctors tell him. He has started to move his thumb, index finger and middle finger on his right hand, and he feels his biceps flexing a little. His recovery will take time but it’s going great. He’s also eating normal meals now, so he’s been enjoying our Meal Train dishes you have so kindly brought to us. I want to thank you all for your visits and encouraging words because they mean so much to him. He is so strong in his body but also in his spirit. If you’re having a down day, come and see him and get recharged by Brian’s energy and spirit, it’s pretty miraculous. Also, thank you friends for your love and support, not only through this but through social media, Meal Train, texts, cards and phone calls. We love you all and thank you for thinking of us during this challenging time.
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https://mealtrain.com/dwzr54
Hi friends, the above is a link to a meal train if any of you are interested in providing a meal for Veronica and Santi. They are at the hospital most of the day so it’s difficult to shop and cook dinner. Please share with anyone who you think might be interested.
Thank you!!
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https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hearts-for-hart-a-fundraiser-for-brian-hart-tickets-48900991181

The above link is to a fundraiser for the Hart’s on September 23. Hope you can make it. Please share! Thank you!
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Raised by 683 people in 8 months
Created July 15, 2018
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