The other driver had decided to not stop at a stop sign and as a result of the impact, Mike was struck on his side and flew from his motorcyce, leaving him unconscious with a severe laceration across his back and chest, severe brain trauma (as he was held in the hospital bleeding from the brain), can't open his jaw, as well as a handful of other banged up limbs. While only being 4.5 hours from destination he was stuck in Virgina.
The accident not only left him in the struggle of not being able to work for the time being while he heals but he also lost his only means of transportation on his move which is the most important thing to him, his motorcycle.
Although hes lucky to have made it out with his life, Mike still has a long road of healing ahead of him, both physically and emotionally. In his cross country move it wasn't the most ideal way to start this new chapter of his life. As well as the residual effect of having to attend court hearings pretty far from his new home, somehow come up with the funds for a vehicle in his new residence, all while not being able to work. However, financially speaking, this misfortune could not have come at a more intense time in Mike's life. Being completely out of commision, this leaves him with no means of income for at the least the first month of being in a new home.
While he is healing, his friends and family would like to raise some money for Mike in order to help him with medical bills, aftercare, and additional living expenses. We want him to focus on making a full recovery from this painful experience, without the burden of worrying to make ends meet. As Mike is loved by so many people, he has already received an overwhelming amount of emotional support and for that we are beyond thankful. Please, if you are able, donate what you can and remember any amount is more helpful than you know. If you are unable to donate, please share this link with others in hopes to get our boy back on his feet!
- Erik Petersen
- Becca Savana
- Bree Sladovnik
- Chad Curry
- Matt Osborne
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