Tarsa Family Emergency Fund

28620208_15219064120_r.jpegOn Thursday, March 23rd, Chris Tarsa was involved in a motorcycle accident on I-25 shortly after entering from Orchard Road in Greenwood Village, CO. While navigating heavy traffic, Chris attempted to merge right and caught the front end of the motorcycle on a small curb. The curb was enough to forcibly stop the bike; throwing Chris over the handle bars.  The bike continued sliding down the road and twisted the front end of the steel frame. The helmet and vest both show signs of him sliding down the asphalt face first. Apparently our Super Chris actually stood up and attempted to shake this all off.

  Thankfully the traffic around Chris was able to stop, call emergency responders and get Chris the help he needed. Almost unbelievably, Chris was conscious and made a few Darth Vader sounding phone calls from the ambulance during the ride to SkyRidge Hospital. We now know he had a collapsed lung, 7 broken ribs (5 of which are broken in more than 1 spot), a broken scapula and a broken collar bone.  On a lighter note, the doctors say that administering his epidural (to manage his pain) was one of the most difficult they had ever attempted due to his Arnold Schwarzeneggeresque back muscles.
At this point, the doctors are still deciding if Chris will require further surgery to insert a metal plate in his chest cavity to properly support his broken ribs.

Chris, Sarina, Jenna and James Tarsa are amazing, giving people. This is our chance to lift them up and support them in the same way that they always do for others. Chris is an active man who enjoys power lifting, paddle boarding and fishing in his down time. He is also active in supporting Jenna’s Girl Scout troop, led by Sarina, as well as James’ Boy Scouts troop.  28620208_15219065420_r.jpeg

We, as family friends, are raising money to help with any and all up coming expenses. The family will have medical bills related to his ambulance ride, ER care, long stay in ICU and very long rehabilitation. All of this is in addition to their everyday bills, extra childcare expenses, and day to day costs of Sarina traveling to the hospital.  As you can imagine, Chris will be unable to return to work for sometime. Furthermore, Sarina teaches  Cherry Creek Schools, Sarina will not be collecting a pay check through the summer months.

Any and all donations and well wishes are very much appreciated.
  • Brandon Rice 
    • $25 
    • 42 mos
  • Dana Schmidt 
    • $50 
    • 43 mos
  • Frank Stewart 
    • $25 
    • 44 mos
  • Cheryl Willits 
    • $200 
    • 44 mos
  • Micah Watkins 
    • $100 
    • 44 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Rebecca Dwyer 
Brighton, CO
Michael Tarsa 
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