Help Sam Wrestle Again

Hi! I'm Sam, a Party World Rassler who broke their arm attempting a difficult (and very cool) move! After rushing to the hospital and having my arm temporarily set I followed up with an orthopedic surgeon who recommended quick surgery in order to ensure that I regain as much mobility and range of motion in my wrist as possible. Unfortunately, the way the bone broke meant that without surgery I'd likely experience pain and limited mobility in my wrist, and especially my thumb. As an artist and wrestler, but also just as someone who enjoys the full, pain-free use of their wrists and thumbs on the regular, this actually frightened me more than surgery. I'm recovering post-surgery now, and next week will start physical therapy!

Unfortunately, surgery and physical therapy are expensive. My insurance has a high deductible, leaving me with some significant out-of-pocket costs. With the help of my training partner, we were able to cover the initial $2110 for the trip to the emergency surgery center, but that doesn’t cover the cost of the follow up surgery, anesthesiologist, or the six weeks of physical therapy I need to get back in the ring by December 1st. The estimate for my surgeon is $1550, my 6 week physical therapy treatment estimate is $1000, and I’m anticipating at least $200 more for the anesthesiologist.

Absolutely anything you can contribute is deeply appreciated. If you can't help financially and can only share this fundraiser, I am extremely grateful for your support.

Not once have I felt alone or defeated on this journey, because my friends, my amazing partners, and my queer family have been here for me every step of the way. I cannot express how lucky I am, or how I excited I am to recover and continue wrestling with PWR! I know I have a bright and fun future in wrestling, and that with your help,  this will only be a minor set-back.
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    • $50 
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    • $25 
    • 36 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Brian Weldon 
Austin, TX
Sorley Carey 
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