Derek Bollinger (cousin) was a participating Hydroplane driver for the "Hydro's for Hero's" Fundraiser in Oak Harbor, WA. Unfortunately, on 8/19/17 he was involved in a serious and debilitating hydroplane collision during the fundraising event and airlifted to Harborview trauma hospital. Resulting with near drowning in salt water, a collapsed lung, fractured eye socket, brain bleeding, fractured sternum, and the worst; Damage to the vertebrae T-11 and a burst fracture to T-12 leaving him paralyzed. He had one surgery last night to stabilize his spine. He has many surgeries ahead for all of his injuries. He will be in Harborview for at least a month. They have a long tough road ahead of them. The help will be much appreciated.
If you have had the opportunity to meet Derek and Melissa you know that they both are compassionate, kind, and giving people They have always gone out of their way to help anyone in need, whether it is family, friends or even strangers.
This is the time to Pay It Forward to a wonderful family. Please send donations and prayers. Please share with your family and friends so they may Pay It Forward. GOD BLESS!!!
- Karen Deary
- Lori Stuckers
- Audrey Mckenzie Martinchek
- Annemarie Cassidy
- Tonya Colvin
Organizer and beneficiary
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