Terry Everett is a mechanic at the Lehighton garage for PennDOT and has worked part-time at Tractor Supply for 5 years. He also farms with his son Alden. On Friday, October 19, Terry suffered serious injury when his sleeve got caught in a corn picker, pulling his right hand into the rollers. Neighbors, family, and first responders arrived quickly, but Terry had to be medevaced to Philly for immediate surgery. While surgeons managed to save his hand, he lost his index finger and had another reconstructed. After 1 week the family has 4 ambulance rides, a 3-hour medevac flight, 2 surgeries, 2 ER trauma bills, and a week of inpatient bills to pay. There are more to come since Terry is still facing serious complications from the injury and additional surgeries to close his wounds and fight a dangerous infection.
Once his condition is stabilized it will take even more time to rehabilitate his hand to the point that he can work again. Terry is the sole breadwinner, as his wife Kelly is disabled and unable to drive due to a medical condition, so the family is also facing a devastating loss of income...which appears *not* to be covered by his work benefits.
Please help a hardworking family I love to recover from this devastating blow that fell only two weeks after losing their dear Memmy (Marion Everett) to a long battle with cancer. *Anything* you can share here or in person will raise not only their prospects but their spirits.