On the night of June 22, 2017, Charles was at a neighborhood bar visiting some friends, when a fight broke out around him and he became an innocent bystander of an angry bar patron's unwarranted violent outburst. Merely at the wrong place at the wrong time, he was blindsided with a haymaker to the face. As a result of this blindside attack, Charles, received a broken zygomatic arch (cheek bone), fractured orbital and fractured sinus bones. Charles has had surgery to correct his injuries and I am glad to inform everyone, that he is fine and in good spirits. Although the VA will cover most of the medical care, there are still some expenses that his coverage will not cover, such as lost wages. He is going to need at least 6 weeks to recover and will not be able to work for 3 weeks.
I have worked in the service industry for over 20 years and have been fortunate to meet some of my best friends through work. Charles is without a doubt, one of them. He is an amazing father, friend, husband and Marine. One of the great things about working in the service industry, is that we are family and we always take care of one another. Often times we spend more hours in the day with our co-workers, than we do with our spouses or relatives. So we implore you to please take a moment and consider the struggles Charles is going through, as a father to an adorable young boy (Levi), a husband to an extremely loving and supportive wife(Sarah), and a brother to his military and service industry families. We can not wait to have him back, and we'll do everything we can to help him financially through this unfortunate time.
We would like to thank all, who have taken the time to read Charles' story and especially those who will contribute in advance.
- Kim & Mike Hemann
- Jen Favia
- Lauren South
- Chevonne MacDonald
- D. Pico
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