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Drew's Fractured Elbow

$3,645 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 82 people in 2 months
Created April 9, 2019
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On 3/31/19, Drew fell while crossing the parking lot to the apartment building. He tripped on the curb, put out his left hand to stop the fall, and ended up that night in urgent care for an x-ray. Turns out he sprained his wrist (mightily bruised his hand) and had a small fracture in his left elbow. Thankfully it wasn't much worse than that, but the fracture is about 3mm - just large enough that the ortho doc said he'd prefer that Drew have surgery to make sure it heals properly in place, rather than put him in a cast and leave it up to nature. 

Drew's elbow surgery is 4/9/19 and should be a fairly easy outpatient procedure for him but it will mean at least six weeks of recovery time, during which he will have to modify how he performs his desk-based dayjob and may have to work less at Universal on weekends depending on how things go. We are hopeful that everything will go smoothly and that his strength and youth will lend themselves to a speedy recovery. 

Mel and James are offering to help fundraise this money because although Drew has some insurance through his day job, Aly's income is still fairly low due to the amount of hours she gets at Universal this time of year. She is trying to pick up more work but also will need to be able to take care of Drew and drive him where he needs to go while he's recovering. Anything you may be able to donate will be helpful to provide security, cushion, and assist in helping to pay off the medical bills from Drew's surgery, which will cost around $3500 in total. Aly and Drew have it set up to be paid off in payments without interest or fees, thankfully, but still any money that is raised here would go a long way to making sure they have what they need.

Thank you!!!
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Hello everyone! Mel here!

On Sunday May 12th on the One Shot Twitch we are doing a funding drive stream! I will be running Goat Crashers by Grant Howitt. Join us at 1pm CST and watch Liz Anderson, Stephen Kropa, Pranks Paul, and Bill Gordon play as cheeky little goats striving to ruin a stupid human party! Who do they think they are???

Please spread the word to your social networks. This game is going to be amazing!

See you there!

Mel

Twitch Event Link: https://www.twitch.tv/events/WFdFBCj6T12BzmlmVftmbw
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Hey friends! Happy Monday! Aly here with another update. Drew’s recovery is going splendidly. The sutures came out and he’s got his first PT appointment this week. He’s working from home during the week and has made his return to his Universal job on weekends as well. He is slowly but surely getting back to normal (we hope)! We wanted to keep everyone posted and say thank you. There can never be enough thanks for something like this. Especially when health care is concerned. You are all making a huge impact on our lives and we are so, so grateful to each and every one of you for your love and assistance. The bills continue to arrive (most recently the surgeon and the anesthesiologist — wow) and the numbers we are seeing keep fluctuating. It’s a scary thing to navigate overall. But we are trying to take it one step at a time and we are thankful for all of your help so far. <3
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From Aly -
"Drew's bills are starting to come in. We have set up a payment plan so it won't be all at once but the numbers are legitimately scary. His whole surgery process would have been $60k without insurance... not counting the actual surgeon's fees. The good news is with insurance it looks like the surgeon's fees are down to about $200 (and that's $200 for every visit we've had with this doctor in addition to the surgery itself) and the surgery whittled down to about $4700.
Additionally, the doctor has advised Drew meet with a physical therapist to make sure his endurance, strength, and mobility are brought back up to speed on his left elbow. We're still trying to get an appointment with one nearby, but we don't know how often he'll need to see the PT, or how much that will cost.
Navigating this whole thing has been so scary and we're so lucky that Drew's situation wasn't worse. We're really grateful to everyone who has helped so far - it's been deeply reassuring to have your help and support.
It means the world to us."
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From Aly...

"Hi everyone! We cannot thank you enough for everything you've done so far. It means the world to be able to breathe easy knowing you guys have our back on this while we navigate America's health care system, insurance system, and all the fun and mysterious little ins and outs of recovery.

Drew saw his surgeon today for a post-op check-in, the bandages were removed and the site of the surgery examined. Everything looks great so far. Clean, sturdy sutures and a lot more mobility than we thought he'd have at this stage. Things are still a bit tender and easily tired out, which is why the doc advised Drew to take another week and a half off work to regain strength and endurance. He's also supposed to start physical therapy, so we're looking into that next as well.

All of the help you are giving us here is not only going to help us pay for the surgery but is helping us get through this period of being off work and having to pay for fees, check-ins, and medications. So truly... thank you all for this generosity. We love each and every one of you. <3"
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Raised by 82 people in 2 months
Created April 9, 2019
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