Bill Klauer Surfing Accident

This month has been an incredibly difficult time for our family. A few Saturday's ago Bill and his brother in law Matt went for their morning surf session in Manhattan Beach as they do most days. There is nothing that the two of them love more than heading out with their boards, especially when it's together.

As the boys were catching their final waves of the day, Bill attempted one last ride and was caught in an aggressive accident that left him with a broken neck and spinal injury. It's hard to grasp the reality that Bill nearly drowned, but people who share his passion for surfing in the place he loves most came together to save his life.

For those who don't know Bill, he makes the world go round. He is the most selfless, loving, giving friend, brother, husband, uncle and son and is the last person who deserves this uncertainty and pain. Bill was admitted to the Harbor UCLA trauma center straight from the ocean and even in this traumatic time, Bill has been only concerned about his friends and family, in true Bill fashion. We were immediately informed that Bill had broken three vertebrae in his neck with spinal cord damage that has inhibited his mobility, most prominently in his left leg and left hand.

Asking for money is an incredibly hard thing to do, but in order to ensure Bill was able to receive the most advanced surgery and rehabilitation possible it has required him to go outside of his insurance network. It really is hard to put into words how vastly Bill is loved. We often find ourselves saying, "just be like Bill." We all need to love more, be more and give more. We all need to be like Bill and he needs us.

We appreciate any generosity that you're able to give, Bill means the world to us.

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    • $100 
    • 44 mos
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    • $50 
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    • $100 
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    • $100 
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Organizer and beneficiary

Cassie Helda 
Los Angeles, CA
William Klauer 
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