Put the Kingadore back together!

$11,357 of $50k goal

Raised by 245 people in 15 months
Ron Meyer
on behalf of stacey cope
 NORTH LAS VEGAS, NV

  Sunday morning at about 1:30 AM, a drunk driver entered the freeway from the wrong direction and ran into a dear friend of mine.

  Brandon Abernathy (Abby) was thrown from his jeep, and suffered multiple compound fractures/injuries to his legs, arms, hands, chest, feet, and head.  He will most certainly be in the hospital for several weeks, if not months, and the vehicle (the only working vehicle in his family) is totalled.

  This money is going to be used to purchase a used vehicle for his wife Stacey Cope, to allow her to take care of their house, their daughter, and him, while also making due on rent, food, and other essentials while waiting for insurance, and lawyers to do their thing. 

  Please, give whatever you can, even if its just $5, anything will help, and that would put gas in a tank to go see him. 


  Thank you for your time, and wishes, I will be updating this with news as it comes. 

The Report

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Update 12
Posted by Ron Meyer
14 months ago
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Hey there folks, so ive been leaving this part out until there was a little more to go on, but I guess now is as good a time as any.

Apparently when Abby was struck and he developed the brain bleed it was the result of a "TBI", or Traumatic Brain Injury. Unfortunately in this particular case it was more severe that we had first hoped, and I have been told he has a class 4 brain injury.

What this means is that he is very confused, and has a very difficult time understanding or being understood. He almost speaks in riddles because his mind is attempting to reroute its neural pathways to overcome the damage, and chaos.

There is good news however, he is making progress daily and responding well to therapy. We are all hoping that he will make a full recovery, but it is beginning to look like this will be an even longer road.

Please share this story once or twice a week, the more people who see it the more awareness can be spread about the consequences we can wreck upon our fellow human beings. Perhaps it will stop one of your friends from driving plastered.
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Update 11
Posted by Ron Meyer
15 months ago
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Okay, so another update.

First, these will probably be coming a little slower now that the majority of the intensive things are out of the way.

Second, Abby has regained consciousness... to a degree. He recognizes close friends and family, but ascribes different names to them. Its almost as if he is very deeply inebriated (which of course he is due to the heavy painkillers hes on). He understands commands, and can hold a rather strange, difficult to understand conversation.

Overall it looks like he is mostly out of the woods, and we all couldn't be happier for the support that we have received. THANK YOU ALL!
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Update 10
Posted by Ron Meyer
15 months ago
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Hey folks, so after a long day of being pigheaded stubborn and refusing to wake so they could remove the tube, Abby changed his mind and they got it out. For the first time in a week he's breathing on his own!
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Update 9
Posted by Ron Meyer
15 months ago
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Hey there folks, so we have decided to raise the limit on the gofundme. The reasons for this are varied, but the primary one is that it looks like there is going to be at least 1 full year of fairly constant medical visits and physical therapy. The new total should go most of the way towards covering the extras and allowing Abby the time he needs to be able to recover to his old self. Once again thank you all so much for your support and God bless.
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Kari Livingston
15 months ago
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I have posted and shared like crazy.Im getting it on the news pages. We all love you anything you need Just let us know

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Shannon Alexander
15 months ago
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I can't keep up with you guys! This is amazing. Thank you all so much.

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Shannon Alexander
15 months ago
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I am in awe. You people humble me.

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Allyssa Gabrillo
15 months ago
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I was there the night of the accident and im so happy to hear youre ok ive been praying for a safe and fast recovery god bless you and your family

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Kari Livingston
15 months ago
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This is amazing! I love that everyone is coming together and making great things happen. Pretty great for 2 days ♡♡♡

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Janelle Okura Baker
15 months ago
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Praying for you Abby and your family. I'm absolutely stunned. What a wondeful young man.

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Rand Pierce
15 months ago
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Ron thanks so much for putting this together. I cant do much of anything and helping get the word out and sharing is about all I can do but its for an awesome friend and beloved Kingadore. Wish i could do more

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Ron Meyer
15 months ago
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thank you very much Kari, we are up to 329 shares so its helping alot!

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$11,357 of $50k goal

Raised by 245 people in 15 months
Created January 17, 2016
Ron Meyer  
on behalf of stacey cope
JT
$50
Jeff TerKeurst
10 months ago
1
1

Abby - you and yours will be in our prayers. Keep fighting.

$5
Sarah Phillips
14 months ago
1
1

I hope feel better soon Abby!

CQ
$50
Crystal Quimby-Siegert
14 months ago
1
1
WB
$50
Will Briamonte
14 months ago
1
1
$50
Jacqueline Smith
14 months ago
1
1
$10
Matthew Lufcy
14 months ago
2
2

Don't know you, don't have a lot of money, but I want to help.

TA
$25
Taylor's Grammy & Grampy Altobelli
14 months ago
2
2

Brittany, we will keep your brother in our prayers.

$30
Charles Rehbock
14 months ago
1
1
MP
$25
Mark and Jackie Palm
14 months ago
1
1
DF
$25
Dawn Friedmann
14 months ago
1
1
Kari Livingston
15 months ago
3
3

I have posted and shared like crazy.Im getting it on the news pages. We all love you anything you need Just let us know

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Shannon Alexander
15 months ago
3
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I can't keep up with you guys! This is amazing. Thank you all so much.

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Shannon Alexander
15 months ago
2
2

I am in awe. You people humble me.

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Allyssa Gabrillo
15 months ago
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I was there the night of the accident and im so happy to hear youre ok ive been praying for a safe and fast recovery god bless you and your family

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Kari Livingston
15 months ago
2
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This is amazing! I love that everyone is coming together and making great things happen. Pretty great for 2 days ♡♡♡

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Janelle Okura Baker
15 months ago
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Praying for you Abby and your family. I'm absolutely stunned. What a wondeful young man.

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Rand Pierce
15 months ago
2
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Ron thanks so much for putting this together. I cant do much of anything and helping get the word out and sharing is about all I can do but its for an awesome friend and beloved Kingadore. Wish i could do more

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Ron Meyer
15 months ago
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thank you very much Kari, we are up to 329 shares so its helping alot!

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