On January 26th, Steve was involved in a head on car crash on Route 28 in Mashpee. He suffered severe trauma to both legs, and was transported to Boston Medical Center where he underwent multiple surgeries. On February 14th, he was transferred to a skilled nursing facility where he worked on things like how to get from his bed to his wheelchair and back to bed. When he was deemed able to perform these basic tasks (February 24th), he was sent home with few services to assist in his daily living.
Presently, Steve is back at the apartment that he and Dawn share in Falmouth and is still confined to a wheelchair as he is not able to bear any weight on either of his legs for at least two more months. His apartment is not ideal for this set up, so he is essentially confined to his living room and kitchen.
Steve, who is a salesperson who lived on commissions, is without an income for the foreseeable future while he rehabilitates. The young driver that hit Steve was underinsured and Steve could use help making ends meet until he is literally "back on his feet."
In addition to financial help, Steve also needs help getting to and from appointments, some help with meals, and just some general comradery to help keep his spirits up.
Lastly, Steve's car was totaled and he lost quite of bit of fishing gear that was stored in the roof box of his car, and as many of you know, fishing is his great love.
Many of Steve's friends have reached out to me to ask how they could help and many suggested I set up a go-fund-me account for him, so here it is. If you can help Steve get "back on his feet", it would be greatly appreciated.
- Kristen Hope-Reed
- Michael Stapf
- Jack and Errett Schmid
Organizer and beneficiary