Help David Recover

In 2015, I had a debilitating accident that horrifically damaged and injured my right leg. The injury completely destroyed the ligaments in my ankle, fractured the fibula in multiple places and damaged the muscles around the calf and ankle. Even though the accident took a toll on me physically and emotionally, I tried to stay optimistic and continue healing by making others laugh and building networks while relearning how to live with this new disability. I was making good progress against my rehabilitation goals, even fighting back against the depression and constant physical pain. However, things took a turn for the worse. 

My fractured fibula was aligned incorrectly and ended up healing shorter than the doctors had anticipated. This has now caused the fracture to shift and re-break whenever pressure is applied while leaving the right ankle unstable and heavily turned to the right. Overcompensation for the injured right side of my body has put pressure on my left side, which has led to tendinitis in the left ankle and has drastically reduced cartilage and increased arthritis in both knees. On top of that, I was recently hit as a pedestrian by a vehicle that drove off without even so much as checking up on me worsening my already existing injuries.


(after getting hit by the vehicle)


With these injuries, I have been unable to work due to chronic blackouts from pain and degenerative use of my leg, and I cannot afford the surgeries that I will need going forward. I have been able to survive off of my savings and the sale of personal assets, which has helped reduce some of my existing bills. However, medical bills and living expenses have outpaced my rainy day funds and resources. I cannot even afford my medication and the doctor's appointments that I need before the surgeries.

I am a firm believer in trying to figure things out on my own and even encouraging others to find the strength within themselves to carry on, but things have come to a point now where I have to ask for the kindness, support and encouragement of anyone who is capable and willing to donate to my cause. I have enough for this month's rent but nothing else. The pain has become constant and more excruciating, requiring me to rest all the time and preventing me from finding any employment at this time. I need to be able to pay for my appointments, required medical treatments, medication, and supplies, as well as help paying off the rest of these medical bills and living expenses. So please, donate right away!

I know we all have our own trials and tribulations especially nowadays, so please give what you can. Every donation given helps me immensely. Please know that your donation will go toward getting me back on my feet and providing me the ability to return to a normal, pain-free and productive life, and I couldn't be more grateful.

Sincerely, 

David L. McConico
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David L. McConico 
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Atlanta, GA
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