Becky Button, a fabulous young maker, hacker, and intern at Nation of Makers was critically injured in a devastating car accident on July 7, 2019. She was on her way to work when her car was hit, and although she is alive, with no spinal injury, she has a long road to recovery before she can start college in the Fall at Carnegie Mellon University.
As Becky and her family live in rural Virginia, Becky had to be airlifted for transport to the nearest critical injury and rehabilitation facility.
The unexpected costs of this accident are rising:
Becky's mother, Heather, anticipates well over $50,000 in hospital expenses, as the helicopter transport to the hospital could cost that amount out of pocket.
As Becky will have to undergo extensive rehabilitation, it is unclear the cost of that rehabilitation and how expensive it will be.
Becky was working during summer to partially pay for school in the fall. Furthermore, her financial aid package included her working during her first semester at school, and she will no longer be able to work during that period.
Becky's family anticipates further costs they haven't yet encountered.
Recovery is a long process, but is aided by a supportive community. Becky's family is grateful for prayer and well-wishes, in addition to any financial assistance that you can give to help offset Becky's medical and educational costs.
We know the individuals in the maker community are problem solvers, and come together at times like this, when a problem is too big for one maker to solve. We expect Becky to make a full recovery and do great things in the world as a maker, and we thank you for helping her in her recovery. Becky and her family are grateful for all the support you have given, and all that you continue to give.