Bill Self - hit and run victim.
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.
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...
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.
Bill and the family want to thank everyone for the donations, kind words, visitors, meals, love and support thru this time.
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!
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!
shocked to see this. hugs and prayers. one of my regrets is loosing contact with your wonderful family.
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!!
Sandy it's Amos give me a call 419-367-2023