Bill Self - hit and run victim.

$8,795 of $10k goal

Raised by 114 people in 32 months
Julie Self  HOLLAND, OH

On February 4th 2014 William "Bill" Self was going out to get the mail which is across the street from his house. A pickup truck hit him which threw him in the air. The pick up truck kept going, never stopped and left Bill in the middle of the road. Bill looked up and knew if he didn't get up that he would die. He got up and managed to get into the house where he collapsed. His daughter Julie rushed him to the hospital. He had a broken ankle, broken leg, broken pelvis and severe cuts everywhere. They did surgery that night, putting plate and screws in his hand, leg and ankle. Then on Monday February 10th they took Bill back into surgery to get the pelvis back together. They ended up putting in screws in the back and plate and screws in the front. Bill was denied Medicare and Medicaid and his insurance will not pay for the rehab facility. They need to have a wheelchair ramp and "handicap" hardware installed in their house for whenever Bill can return home. The accident was all on video ( thru the home security system). The police can not do anything unless they get a plate number. Which can not be seen on tape. Therefor the driver of the truck has not been found.
Bill Self has dedicated his life to serve God and help people. He is a Wonderful husband, father and grandfather. He (and Sandy) need our help with all the financial burden this accident has caused. Please donate to help relieve some of that burden. Thank you.

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Update 8
28 months ago

First steps after being hit by a truck on feb 4th over 14 weeks ago.
Bill said "feels god to be back on my feet. walker arrived 2 weeks late but it is here now and look out. I will be able to take it out of the house soon. Thank you to all 'I will never walk alone' because of you (family, friends and health care workers). Whoo-hoo I am Blessed".

Thank you again for all the love and support to Bill and the family...
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Update 7
29 months ago

It is hard to believe that it has been 11 weeks since Bill was hit by a truck.
Update: Bill has been home for a couple weeks now, and is get around in his wheel chair, and hopefully soon he will be able to learn to stand and walk again. He has a nurse, physical therapist and an occupational therapist visit him a few times a week.
Bill and Sandy went back to the rehab facility to "visit" all the nurses and friends they made. They all said how much they miss Bill and Sandy and their positive outlook and smiling faces. On Easter Sunday one of the workers from MCO who talked with Bill while he was in the hospital had dinner with the Self's. It is wonderful to see how God's hand has been there in this whole situation to opened doors and peoples' hearts. Bill and Sandy have shared God's love and witnessed to many.
The Self family would again like to thank everyone for your generous donations, prayers, meals, cards and visits.
Please continue to pray for complete healing.
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Update 6
30 months ago

Update: Bill had a doctor apt last week., everything is healing well. Doctor said no standing or putting any weight on either foot/leg for at least 3 more weeks, until next apt and then we will see. Wonderful news Bill is going home!!! The plan is tomorrow for him to be released from rehab. He will continue therapy as outpatient.


Bill and the family want to thank everyone for the donations, kind words, visitors, meals, love and support thru this time.


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Update 5
31 months ago

Bill has been focused and determined to learn how to get in and out of car (pretty difficult not being able to bear any weight on his legs & feet and can not use his right arm). So he can go to church Sunday... And today he did it. Thank you again for all of your prayers and support.
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Becky Froelich
30 months ago

Oh my goodness! I just happened upon this story! I did not know any of this happened! I work for Bryan Truck Line and was always happy when Bill would come to my window! I hope he is doing ok!

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Dawn Hall
31 months ago

May all (who have been blessed by the Self's lovingkindness) take this opportunity to show them our heartfelt love & appreciation by our generous donations to help them through this devastating time. Let's believe that God will use this tragedy for something good!

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Brenda Shiley
31 months ago

shocked to see this. hugs and prayers. one of my regrets is loosing contact with your wonderful family.

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Brenda Beach
32 months ago

Bill Self has touched so many lives, no one is a stranger to Bill . I have known the Self's for many , many years and watched them minister to countless people in need including myself. They are at their best when they are serving others, now it's time for all those who have been touched by the Self's to bless them in their time of need. As Christians we are called to take care of our own with God as our provider we have endless riches to minister to all those needs among us . I know the Self's are not comfortable being the recipient , but God is the master of getting us out of our comfort zone to help us grow so we can minister to others through our experiences . God doesn't need us to fulfill the needs , but how would we grow if God did it all on His own . God never leaves us , He is always with us. So here is our chance to grow and glorify God and show others God's power through LOVE!!

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Amos Chesser
32 months ago

Sandy it's Amos give me a call 419-367-2023

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$8,795 of $10k goal

Raised by 114 people in 32 months
Created February 11, 2014
$20
Andrea Stengel
29 months ago

So glad to hear that Bill is progressing in a positive way.

ET
$100
Eric Thoreson
29 months ago

I will always be grateful for the church that met in your home and when you prayed with me to receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit. Get well old friend and may God do far beyond what anyone is expecting for His glory thru this trial and recovery 🙏

NC
$100
Neil Carman
30 months ago

God Bless you Bill that you may be healed!

$100
Anonymous
30 months ago
$10
Anonymous
30 months ago
GR
$100
Gretchen Ronau
30 months ago
$100
Anonymous
30 months ago
MO
$100
Miranda Olin
30 months ago

Prayers for healing and comfort

RS
$50
Roger and Joanne Shimman
30 months ago

Hugs and Prayers

TA
$30
Tyler Akers
30 months ago

May The Lord bless you in this walk and may you find peace with your perpetrator

Becky Froelich
30 months ago

Oh my goodness! I just happened upon this story! I did not know any of this happened! I work for Bryan Truck Line and was always happy when Bill would come to my window! I hope he is doing ok!

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Dawn Hall
31 months ago

May all (who have been blessed by the Self's lovingkindness) take this opportunity to show them our heartfelt love & appreciation by our generous donations to help them through this devastating time. Let's believe that God will use this tragedy for something good!

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Brenda Shiley
31 months ago

shocked to see this. hugs and prayers. one of my regrets is loosing contact with your wonderful family.

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Brenda Beach
32 months ago

Bill Self has touched so many lives, no one is a stranger to Bill . I have known the Self's for many , many years and watched them minister to countless people in need including myself. They are at their best when they are serving others, now it's time for all those who have been touched by the Self's to bless them in their time of need. As Christians we are called to take care of our own with God as our provider we have endless riches to minister to all those needs among us . I know the Self's are not comfortable being the recipient , but God is the master of getting us out of our comfort zone to help us grow so we can minister to others through our experiences . God doesn't need us to fulfill the needs , but how would we grow if God did it all on His own . God never leaves us , He is always with us. So here is our chance to grow and glorify God and show others God's power through LOVE!!

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Amos Chesser
32 months ago

Sandy it's Amos give me a call 419-367-2023

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