My name is Amy. My brother John, known to many as "Big John", was involved in a motorcycle accident on April 8, 2016, an accident that has now forever changed his life.
John suffered traumatic injury to his left foot when his foot peg ripped through his foot. The damage John suffered included four broken toes, broken heel, broken ankle, ripped tendon and a gash that opened the entire bottom of his foot severing the flesh and veins requiring over 200 stitches. John spent five days in the hospital where he was under constant supervision for fear of infection and that he could lose his toes before being sent home to wait another seven days to have the required surgery to pin and screw the broken bones.
John is in constant pain requiring the use of heavy duty pain medications. He also on antibiotics and receives a needle in his stomach once a day to prevent blood clots.
Since the surgery on April 22nd, John has been told by his doctor that the recovery time for the ankle is six to eight weeks. That does not include the recovery time of the wound which is a minimum of three months to a year. After the recovery period, John will suffer permanent damage to his foot which will include pain while walking, the ankle may feel like it's "slipping" due to tendon damage and other possible hindrances to his walking later in life may which may require the use of a cane.
John is best described as a "gentle giant". He is a fun-loving and kind-hearted father of three (two boys ages 9 and 8 and a girl age 5). John is a self-employed home repair contractor who will not be able to work due to this serious injury for the next three months to a year. The funds raised here will go to John and his family to pay the monthly household bills and medical expenses not covered by insurance.
Anyone who knows John knows that he does not ask for handouts. He is a strong and proud man. This would mean so much to John and his family if they had the peace of mind that they were still going to be provided for during this time of recovery.
Thank you in advance for reading John's story and your love and support. It means so much to all of us.