Hello, my name is Barbara Repenning, and I am starting this compaign fund in hopes of raising some necessary funds for Bill Esposito. Bill is a retired FDNY fireman, living out on the east end. Bill worked in Rescue 2 as a fireman, spending over 20 yrs working in a job he loved,as well as helping save countless lives, never giving it a second thought. Shortly after 9/11, he decided to retire, in hopes of living out the rest of his years doing what he enjoyed the most,spending time with his family, sailing, and riding his motorcycle.
Unfortunately ,that dream came to an abrupt halt this
past year ,on Mar 9th. 2016. That night, while driving
home on his motorcycle,he was involved in an accident caused by a young man turning directly into his lane.
Bill sustained life threatening injuries and was air lifted from the scene to the Stony Brook trauma dept where he lay over night fighting for his life ,too unstable to have surgery until the next morning. The man responsible for this was not tested for any type of impairment, had no license, had fake plates/registration obtained from an illegal online website, and has no
insurance. This young man was let go from the accident with three traffic tickets.
Bill has countless medical injuries resulting from this accident,and will need more surgeries in the future to repair numerous issues he now has. He needs intensive physical therapy to be able to walk again,as well as how to modify his daily activites in the future. Every single
follow up visit with each of the three doctors that are all responsible for his care
requires medical transport ,not being covered by insurance. Costly renovations will need to be put into place at home in order to assure that he can recover
in an approriate and safe environment.
Unfortunately ,many upcoming expenses will be difficult to meet, due to the fact that the
person responsible was driving illegally.
One of my goals with this fundraiser,in addition to heightening public awareness of this ever increasing problem that exist on our roads today, is to perhaps help this man and his family be able to meet the many financial burdens that they now will be forced to deal with as a result of this very unfair and tragic situation.
I thank you all for taking the time to read Bill's story
and for your support
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