Andy Albertson needs Our help

Saturday, September 15, 2018, while helping an 86-year-old friend “Farmer Chuck” on his farm, our friend/classmate, Andy Albertson, became trapped between a tractor and a truck. It was a freak accident that left him with 10 broken ribs, a broken collar bone, compressed kidneys, and injuries to his spleen, lung, and liver. In addition to those horrific injuries, his right ear was almost completely torn off.

Andy remained trapped between the vehicles for over an hour. He was near death when finally discovered by Farmer Chuck. He was rushed to the hospital, where he remained in ICU for two days, before being transferred to a full-care room, which specialists are closely observing him, conducting tests, and monitoring his organ functions on an hourly basis. He had the initial reconstructive surgery on his ear, and is facing possible future surgeries on his clavicle and his ear. He remains under close, in-hospital observation.

Andy is a builder, cabinetmaker, heavy equipment operator, and Jack-of-all-trades, or as he has described in the past, he is a “Bucket of Glue.” He is self-employed and has no health insurance.

Unfortunately, just prior to this horrific accident, while Andy was at his parents’ house helping out his 89-year-old father care for his 87-year-old mother (who suffers from Alzheimer’s), he was the victim of a robbery. All of his work tools, and most of his personal effects, were taken, leaving him with no way to use his many talents to generate income.

To sum it up, Andy is left with nothing but his pride. That pride makes it difficult for him to ask for help, so we have set up this Go Fund Me to help him get back on his feet. Those of you that know Andy, know he always tries to keep a positive attitude and even in the face of adversity, continues to be positive and a jokester.

If you can help our friend/classmate, it will be very much appreciated. We would like to help him fully recover and be able to use his talents do the work he is so passionate about.

Thank you in advance for your compassion and generosity.

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Organizer and beneficiary

Trisha Williams 
Organizer
Quemado, NM
Andy Albertson 
Beneficiary
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