Fight for a Warrior - Fund for Charles
At 46, Charles was the picture of health. An avid runner and crossfit buff, he had completed a dream of finishing a full marathon as well as several other obstacle races. A devoted brother and uncle, Charles was known for his positivity, enthusiasm and ability to make you laugh.
At this time, Charles is surrounded by his family who have traveled from far and wide to come together for him. The immediate goal is to get Charles stable for a transfer to Shepherd Center in Atlanta, GA from McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence, South Carolina.
Funds will be used towards Charles' immediate care, transfer to Atlanta as well as his long term care. Updates will be posted as Charles continues his journey to recovery.
If you haven't already, expect to get a message or comment from Charles on Facebook. If you aren't already a friend, please follow him at: https://www.facebook.com/charles.tumulak or you can follow Fight For A Warrior at: https://www.facebook.com/ForChuckStorm
We have had some events lately that were great successes- CrossFit for Charles and our Lilburn neighborhood block party.
Thanks to Forrest Callaway and to Big Frog T-shirt in Marietta who generously printed and provided the Fight For A Warrior t-shirts. If you haven't seen them, check out: http://tumulak.deco-apparel.com/
We hope everyone is doing well and we hope to share more of Charles' great progress soon!
We would like to thank National Response Solutions in Jasper, Ga. for providing medical transport today and for ongoing transport until we secure a vehicle. In addition, they are helping with medical supplies for Charles. Specifically we want to thank Chris, Duane, the COO, and Director of Marketing Hal from National Response Solutions.
We would also like to thank the following:
Jason Sarvis for coming out last week to mount Charles' tv.
104.7 The Fish for selecting Charles as their Random Acts of Kindness highlight last week, their auction of Third Day concert tickets and backstage passes last month all to benefit Charles.
Bonnie's Cleaning Service in Woodstock, Ga. for such a remarkable job on our parent's home yesterday!
First Baptist Church of Lilburn for their crew of men who helped last month on the renovations.
Brian Wilson, Ingrid Ott, Mike Johnson, Antonio & Meghan Aguilera and various others who helped with renovations.
Sixes Tavern, The Armory, Craze Tavern, Canvas Cafe', Crossfit Refuge for all hosting benefits to raise money for Charles.
The Mudfreaks team for their never ending support of Charles.
If we have left anyone out by name, know that we are so thankful and blessed for all you have done.
Lastly, thank you to everyone who has donated their time, resources, money, knowledge thus far as well as your prayers!
Charles will be going in today for a small procedure to change his catheter to one that will be inserted into his bladder via a small incision in his belly. This is a minor procedure and he is expected to recover within the same day.
We hope that you have been to the facebook page and seen photos of Charles recently posted. So nice to seem him clean shaven and with a haircut.
Please check out the page in order to see all the wonderful things happening and how you might be able to help. We regularly update with items we are still hoping to get for the house, and now assistive devices so that Charles can resume some daily activities like browsing the web, checking his bank account, making calls to everyone, sending emails, and just plain watching tv.
A lot of people were pleasantly surprised to see Charles commenting/posting on his facebook page yesterday! These assistive devices we are looking for are exactly what he is training on at Shepherd right now to be able to use once he comes home.
Please come out tomorrow night to join us at Craze Tavern in Duluth for a Charity Poker tournament and raffle to benefit Charles.
Thursday May 23rd at 7:30pm
3312 Peachtree Ind Blvd
Duluth, Ga. 30096
Thank you to everyone for all your wonderful support!
Post by Charles on Fight for a Warrior Facebook page: Hello everyone. I know it has been awhile since I posted last, but it has been a rough couple of months with my diaphragm pain. Fortunately, I went to see Dr. Schaufele at my old work, Pain Solutions, so hopefully that will help my situation going forward. First off, I would like to thank Kristie Wilder and Toni and her husband for their very nice card and Christmas gift. Thank you both and Merry Christmas. Also I would like to thank Fran from Big Frog and David for their continuing contributions. Thank you both and I hope you have a Merry Christmas. I want to say I am very thankful for being able to have my whole family here to celebrate Christmas since we are all in different states, we rarely get to all be together and I can't say how happy that makes me to be able to have everyone together. To all my Mud Freaks out there, thank you all for your continued support and kind thoughts. I appreciate everything and I hope you have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. To EVERYONE that has supported me, I appreciate all your well wishes. Thank you very much and I hope you have a Merry Christmas. I hope to be able to keep everyone updated on my status more frequently going forward as my pain level decreases. I hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday.
So awesome to hear of Charles's progress! I think of him often and will continue to keep him in our prayers.
The family can't thank everyone enough for all the support, meals, donations, love, prayers, etc. that you all are providing. When you give a donation or leave a comment would you mind adding where you live and how you know Charles or the family. Thanks!
Please LIKE and SHARE the Facebook page that has been set up for Charles, more updates, events, pictures, etc. can be found at https://www.facebook.com/ForChuckStorm
My heart breaks for your brother and for your entire family. I think of him all the time and hope he is able to keep his good spirit and motivation after being handed this extreme and unfair hurdle.
We are so sorry for this tragedy and our prayers are with your family.
We also wanted to thank Roger Allen, the general manager, and Laura, the manager, at Baymont Inn & Suites in Florence, SC. Having a place to call home while being away is very generous. We thank you for taking care of our family during this time of need!!
Nathan at the MELLOW MUSHROOM provided lunch today!! Thanks so much, we really appreciate it!!
Julie and the family are being well taken care of in Florence, SC. We are so grateful for all of the generosity. Having the basic necessities such as food and hotels taken care of is such a big deal!! We want to thank Warren Nell from the O-RUN for the fund that was set up for the Baymont Inn & Suites to provide rooms for the family. Being away from home can be stressful in a situation like this but you all are making it as easy as you can and we really appreciate it!
Thank you Ed and Ashley Love from the O-RUN for providing dinner to the Tumulak Family, this is such a big help for the family while they are in Florence.
The family would like to thank Nathan, Brian and Jonathon for delivering lunch today from Jimmy John's.
Hi Wensday. The Recchia family is so proud to a part of the Tumulak family. Thank you to all for your thoughts and prayers for Charles.
The Tumulak family is overwhelmed by the love and support they have received over the last few days. This will be a long and difficult journey for Charles but he is a survivor and will fight like hell to get better!! The family wishes to THANK everyone for their generous donations. Please continue to pray and keep Charles and our family in your thoughts. Go MUDFREAKS!!