Life is unpredictable and can change in an instant

25071692_1543372865671597_r.jpeg[ Jayvon Smith(Left) John "J Rich" Rich (Center) Derrell "Jax" Jackson (Right). ]
This photo was taken at 7:38 PM September 23rd, 2018 at UCLA Medical Center Westwood. Los Angeles, CA.

On January 30th 2017, at approximately 10:30 PM PST, John Rich was parked at a red traffic light at the California Incline approaching Pacific Coast highway. While waiting for the traffic light to turn green he was struck from behind by a driver doing in excess of 80 mph. John’s vehicle was projected forward into oncoming traffic due to the impact of being hit from the rear. Police reports show that the driver that hit John was under the influence of various controlled substances (Controlled substances include: Methamphetamine, Cocaine, and other prescription narcotics.).25071692_1543373419481523_r.jpeg This photo was taken by one of the police officers that responded to the accident. [ Chevy Volt 2017 ]

The accident has rendered John paralyzed from the neck down. The impact broke his C4, C5, and C6 vertebrae in his neck/spine. He is now living as a quadriplegic completely dependent on family and friends to help him with each and every daily task.
Today, it’s almost two years since the accident and John is recovering at a dangerously slow rate due to inadequate medical insurance, lack of finances required to see a qualified personal primary care physician, lack of finances required to see a team of physical therapist. John’s medical bills are accumulating at an alarming rate due to constant emergency room visits, ambulance transports to and from various hospitals in the Los Angeles area, and a lot of prescription medications from each visit over the last two years.
A major change for a thriving Los Angeles super model and up and coming music mogul. Before the accident, John was employed by the world-famous model agency LA Models at the time. He also had business endeavors with the likes of Industry giants such as Jay-Z, Neyo, Tamia, and Ashanti just to name a few. John comes from a family of Christians and his core values and morals are rooted in the Holy Bible. John has four children (three girls and one boy)25071692_1543375521304940_r.jpeg and they are all attending colleges across the united states. Before the accident, John’s children relied on him for finances for tuition and other academic expense. Currently John’s family and friends have been helping with as much as they can for as long as they can without depleting their entire savings accounts.
Today, John and his family and friends are asking the world to PLEASE help in this truly unfortunate situation by donating to his GoFundme page. Any amount helps and is greatly appreciated. This is a collective effort to get John the help he needs for as long as he needs so that he may walk among us again. Thank you and God Bless you all.
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    • $50 
    • 12 mos
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    • $50 
    • 17 mos
  • Carla Thompson 
    • $100 
    • 18 mos
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    • $300 
    • 23 mos
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    • $100 
    • 28 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

John Rich 
Los Angeles, CA
Maria Fleischman 
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