I write you today to tell you about my cousin, Reed, who was violently attacked last Sunday by a couple of men. There was no reason or justification for this tragic event except for these men to fulfill the potentially fatal fate of another man, my cousin and big brother.
Reed suffered a fractured skull from the severe blow to the head he received by the men that attacked him, as well as added trauma when he smacked the pavement unconscious. In addition to this trauma, his lifeless body was kicked and continuously struck causing further injury. He was found moments later by his two friends that were able to both call for medical help and detain the men who so viciously attacked Reed.
Reed was admitted to the ICU on Sunday, July 30th where he was put on life support because of his critical condition. Due to the fracture in his skull there was too much bleeding and pressure building up in his brain that he had to undergo an emergency craniotomy within the first 24 hours.
Currently he still remains in critical condition and on life support. Due to all the brain trauma and swelling he must be kept in a deep induced coma which requires all of his bodily functions to be controlled by computers. Although his vitals are normal at the moment it is still to early to know the outcome.
I don’t understand how or why things like this have to happen, but I know when tragedy strikes those close to us, it pulls our heart strings and implores us to help them in their time of need.
Brain trauma can cause a wide range of issues along with surgeries, extended hospitalization, and rehabilitation that can take years including ongoing medical costs.
This page is to help Reed and his family in their time of need. More importantly, this page is hope that a young man will recover and when he wakes up that he has the resources, love and support behind him to do so. We all need help at some points in our life and unfortunately some of those times are not up to us, they are decided for us whether we wanted it or not.
I apologize for the vivid details of the events that happened, however I feel it’s important to illustrate the gravity of what took place. Asking for help is never easy, but if we can't humble ourselves in moments like these and see that there is something much larger at stake, then I feel that only adds to this tragedy.
Thank you all for your love, support and prayers during this time.
Rudy Dodier & Family
*The campaign beneficiary on bealf of Reed is his twin brother Ryan Reygadas.
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