On July 4th, our most selfless and generous friend, Craig Towler, was struck by a reckless driver in a tragic accident which resulted in the amputation of both of his legs. Through his truly remarkable heroism, Craig saved his own life that day.
After being struck and pinned between two cars, Craig had the wherewithal to instruct his roommate and neighbor to lay him on the ground and create tourniquets out of their belts until paramedics arrived. Doctors later said that this act of bravery and heroism saved his life.
Craig serves as an inspiration to those of us who know him and those who will read his story. However, for his friends and family his inspiration did not begin with this tragic moment.
At only 28-years-old, Craig had found his passion – fitness, endurance sports, and helping others achieve their fitness goals. Craig lives a healthy lifestyle; he doesn’t drink alcohol, eat sugar and often works out twice a day.
He even joined BBSC Endurance Sports and Your Cause Sports because he wanted to work with a company that caters to others. He truly dedicates his personal and professional life to the betterment of others and the community. On July 4th, while many of us were out celebrating, Craig was returning from such an event; the Star Spangled Splash 5K & 10K, where he timed his first race by himself. He was so happy to have done such a good job in his new position.
It’s rare for us to find a passion and then make that passion our life’s work – but Craig did it. He provides tangible proof that we can make a positive life change if we so choose.
We have no doubt that Craig will pull through this tragedy and that he will once again inspire us, but it will be a long road to recovery. In order to help Craig, we have setup a Go Fund Me page on his behalf. It is time to give back to the most selfless individual that we know.
We are asking for your help to support Craig and his family with the financial burden of this tragedy. Prosthetic legs, medical bills, insurance expenses, physical and emotional rehab, home and vehicle modifications, all add up and his mother will not be able to do it alone.
Please help by sharing this story with others and/or donating to his cause so that he may return to the lifestyle that he deserves. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your consideration and help.
Visit Craig's story in his own words here:
- Lauren Valentino
- Joanne Hendricks
- Margaret stanzione
- David Shrimpton
- Chris Douville
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