National Guardsman Needs Your Help

Hello and thank you for stopping by this page dedicated to my son. Here is why my family is reaching out to you for help: My son's name is Cash Koppe. He is your typical young man full of dreams, desires and, as you can see by the picture above, patriotism. He attends Oklahoma State University where he is working on his degree in

Business Entrepreneurship (pictured right). Cash enlisted in the Oklahoma National Guard right out of high school so he could serve his country while attending school for his future endeavors. While training for his MOS he was distinguished as the only soldier to score a perfect 100 in his career field upon graduation.

Cash met the love of his life, Elizabeth, through mutual friends and I am extremely happy and honored to say the two are now engaged to be married in February 2014. They picked February because Cash is slated to deploy to Afghanistan this coming spring where he will spend the next 9 months.

On October 30th Cash was involved in a terrible traffic accident on our local highway. As he came around a turn he quickly approached an accident scene where the fire department, police and paramedics were already on scene.

From this point I am getting my information from one of the firemen that extricated Cash from his Ford truck because Cash has no
recollection from the time he woke up that day to being in ICU for the next several days.
It was raining hard that day and traffic was heavy. Cash lost control of his truck, hydroplaned and slammed into the back of the fire truck. Fortunately not a single other person was injured in this accident. The fire crew needed the jaws of life to get to Cash where they went immediately to work on him.
The extent of his injuries were severe so they stabilized him and sent him by ambulance to the local ER at St John's Hospital. He shattered his left arm, shattered right collar bone, broken left collarbone, two broken ribs, several broken bones in his neck, broken sinus plates in his face, several deep gashes on his left arm and head, torn left ear, lacerated spleen and many pieces of glass imbedded in his skin.

He had to have surgery to repair his shattered bones in his upper left arm and his right collar bone. There are now metal plates and screws that are holding his bones together so they can heal properly.

The doctors had to go through his bicep and across the top of his right shoulder for his collar bone. These may look insignificant or even small but my son is 6'8" and 270lbs so those staples are about 9 inches in length.
Cash spent the next 6 days in the hospital 3 of which were in ICU. His speech is slurred from his head trauma and the medication made him violently ill. Try vomiting with as many broken bones and a neck collar on as he did. His pain was excruciating.

In all that time Elizabeth never left my son's side! These two are inseparable and love each other so much.

The bills are already arriving in the mail and I cannot see this young couple starting life out with the amount of debt they are getting ready to assume and this is why I am asking for your help.

Anything that you might be able to donate will be very much appreciated and welcomed.

Cash doesn't know I am doing this and quite frankly he would tell me not to go through with this page had he been made aware. He isn't used to asking for help and has always gone out of his way to help others. Even though he doesn't necessarily like the term he is known as a gentle giant among his friends at school.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for whatever you might be able to contribute to Cash's fund!

Humbly in your debt,


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Brett Koppe 
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