Chris Young Medical Fund
Christopher is kind, loving, intelligent, joyful, and an army veteran. He served in the army as a gunner, fought in combat, and completed two tours in Iraq before ending his military career as a corporal. He worked through the struggles of PTSD and continued to be a hero in his community. He is employed at a VA hospital, and a trustee at our local VFW, where he volunteers to help other veterans. He is an inspiration to many and a friend to all.
Now Chris is fighting yet another battle. On a Friday night in August, on his way home from visting family, Christopher was in a motorcycle accident. It took us 17hours to locate him as a John Doe in the hospital ICU. His injuries were so extensive that he would have been completely unidentifiable, had it not been for a scar on his toe.
Chris has severe burns on over 50% of his body, including his entire face and neck, which will need reconstructive surgery. His right arm was amputated. His right eye has been damaged. It will be months before he is able to come home and he will have an uphill battle for the rest of his life.
We are asking for donations to help with Chris' medical expenses, including but not limited to, prosthetics, reconstructive surgeries, and cost of living during recovery. Every bit will help him in his journey. Thank you all so much.
"I clearly remember the day that I met Chris Young. It was early 2008, I was in the sergeant’s office checking in to my new unit when in walks a young private fresh out of basic training. We quickly became the best of friends. Little did I know that a few months later we would both be overseas serving a tour of duty. While in Iraq, Chris and I were both tasked with being the scout element in a convoy patrol unit. I knew I could always count on Chris to have my back while overseas, and now it is time for us to do the same for someone who has served his country and his people with honor. "
Deputy G. Dardon
Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Dept.
Special Vehicle Operations Unit
This campaign was organized by me, Aislynn Adams-Taylor. I'm Chris' long term significant other. We live together in Fair Oaks, CA. The funds raised from this campaign and others will allow Chris to have the best possible technology and care moving forward in his healing process, and will allow him to live in the home he is comfortable with, when hes ready to, while he is healing. I am holding these funds until Christopher is conscious and well enough to access them. His family has been helpful and in support of this campaign
Sorry it has been so long since we've posted an update, but I have lots news to share. Chris is now out of the hospital and is back living at home! Booger (our dog) and I are so happy he's back! Chris is still going to physical and occupation therapy, at an outpatient clinic and has made so much progress. He is stronger and more independant everyday.
He is also checking in with his plastic surgeon, eye doctor, and amputation specialist often. He is looking forward to having a nose reconstruction in the near future, as well as a few other neccesary opperations to reconstruct his face and give more function to his remaining eye. Were having a blast designing eye patches to wear on his right. We've painted one for each holiday, as it is essential to keep a positive attitude and have fun when we can.
We are so grateful to have all of your support during this. We are still raising money as the cost of prosthetics, reconstructive surgeries, medical supplies and adaptive equipment add up incredibly fast. Please continue to donate and share!
"When I see all the cards I recieved, when i see all the facebook posts, when i recieved all the donations, and when I see all the comments, I feel so much love from people, more love than I ever thought I had. Every single time I think of the messages, prayers, and all the supporters I have, it motivates me to work harder, to walk those extra steps, to practice one more time, and to find my new normal." -Chris Young
Just wanted to let you know that Chris is doing well. The skin grafts that they have done so far are looking good, and he has his next procedure scheduled. He is still just starting this journey, and has a long road to recovery, but we know how strong he is and have faith in Chris and his medical team to get him through this. Thank you to everyone who has helped Chris by donating and sharing this page. There are still alot of expenses that will not be covered by the VA, and we are so grateful to everyone who has stepped up to help him in his healing process.