Critically injured & now paraplegic



I'm raising money because my husband (John Smiel) was critically injured in an accident on July 24, 2014 at work when he was helping a customer in the parking lot about 4:30 in the afternoon. He was trying to jumpstart the customers van. A box truck about the size of a large U-Haul came off the street and hit two cars pushing them into the van, then into a pick up, and a gas pump. When the accident was over he ended up being wedged between the van and the box truck. He was air lifted to the nearest trauma hospital. The doctors had informed me that he has : fractured elbow, fractured ankle, all ribs are fractured, spinal cord injuries in three  places so severe that he is now a paraplegic, feeding tube, multiple transfusions, MRI indicates that he has had a stroke, and a stage 4 ultser on his bottom. He's been moved to several medical facilities. I also have a 15 year old daughter. My husband's mother (who is wheelchair bound) also lives with us. I now have no income to support our family, and I'm also in jeoprady of losing our home. Since the accident our lives have tragically been changed forever!
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Organizer

Rhonda Martel-Smiel 
Organizer
Triangle, VA
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