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Chris's Accident Recovery

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Raised by 46 people in 3 months
Dear Friends,

On July 14, I was involved in a serious car accident.  An uninsured motorist in a Ford F150 ran a red light and t-boned me, spinning my car almost 90 degrees, leaving me with a concussion, a back fracture, cervical muscular spasms, spondylosis - and very lucky to be alive.  

I have estimated my costs related to this accident to be between $25,000-$30,000 (including  immediate medical costs, legal fees, lost income from having to reduce work hours in the first few months, transportation costs, and long-term physical therapy).  The absolute maximum I will ever be able to recover from my insurance will be $10,000 because, as I learned the hard way, your uninsured motorist policy falls under a different category than all your other coverage, and on my particular policy it had a low maximum payout, and no rental car re-reimbursement.  The person who hit me also had no assets to speak of,  so pursuing further legal action against her will lead to nothing but wasted time and money.  All of these factors have moved me to do something I have never done in my entire life, and that is ask for help.  

I'm a firm believer some of the biggest problems in society today are that people have a sense of entitlement, a lack of personal responsibility, and a love of playing the 'victim' - and every single day I try to make sure I don't fall into any of those traps.  I am ideologically opposed to asking for a hand-out, and it took the firm convincing of some dear friends just to take the leap and make this GoFundMe in the first place. 

This entire experience has been grueling, but perhaps most of all, humbling.  Anybody who has ever known me knows that I am fiercely independent and ambitious, and for a guy like me,  admitting that I need help might actually be harder than any other part of this whole ordeal.  I know now that what truly will give me the strength to get through all of this is the support of friends, and, like everyone else, I am nothing without other people. 



I love you all



Chris



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I finally went in to have a much overdue MRI , something that absolutely would not have been possible without you all. ❤️

I really can’t thank you all enough for all the donations, kind words, shares, etc. Without each and everyone one of you I probably would have continued to do what I always do with health problems - ignore them until they go away or I get used to it.

Unfortunately they wouldn’t let me take a selfie from the MRI machine, but here’s a bathroom selfie in my sweet hospital gown
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Hey everyone,

It's been a week since I made this campaign, and I've been overwhelmed and humbled by all the support I've been shown - even by many of you who I don't personally know. On Monday, I found out a childhood friend passed away in a car accident that was eerily similar to the one I was in, which served as a sobering reminder of just how lucky I am.

I am finally able to schedule a long-overdue MRI with the funds that have been raised so far, something I had been putting off once I heard from my attorney that I had already racked up enough medical bills to meet the maximum I can ever hope to recover from insurance. I also am happy to note that I have been able to lower my goal by $1,500 thanks to a new job I got through a reference from a concerned friend - meaning we're already over 10% of my goal for the next year, just a week into the campaign.

Last, I would really appreciate it if any of you could share this campaign via social media, and say thanks again to all those who have donated, shared, or just offered their support. It means more than you'll ever know.

With a heart full of gratitude,
Chris
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