While walking home late Friday night (12/11) after watching a friend perform at an open-air event, Craig misjudged the height of a curb and ended up at the Navicent Emergency Room here in Macon, GA. with a dislocated right ankle as well as fractured ankle bones. He will require surgery and will have to have a pin placed in his ankle, which will necessitate him being in the hospital for at least 2 days, according to his doctor. The problem is that Craig, like many professional self-employed creatives, does not have health insurance.
I was with him in the Emergency Room for several hours, holding his hand while his foot was X-rayed, scanned, adjusted, and stabilized. He *really* hates the hospital, but he's doing his best to stay positive, joking with the nurses and techs in between bouts of heartfelt cursing.
But the fact of the matter is that this is going to be a huge problem for him, both financially and physically for the next couple of months. He has yet to see a bill from the hospital, but the goal I've set for this campaign is probably on the lower side of what the final bill is going to be. I will be handling the fundraiser for the time being, but once Craig gets out of the hospital and back home I will be handing the reins over to him.
Craig desperately needs the help of his friends and fans right now. Any donations will be deeply appreciated in this time of need.
- Andrew Collins
- Travis Haney
- Martin Fawkes
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