On 3/31/19, Drew fell while crossing the parking lot to the apartment building. He tripped on the curb, put out his left hand to stop the fall, and ended up that night in urgent care for an x-ray. Turns out he sprained his wrist (mightily bruised his hand) and had a small fracture in his left elbow. Thankfully it wasn't much worse than that, but the fracture is about 3mm - just large enough that the ortho doc said he'd prefer that Drew have surgery to make sure it heals properly in place, rather than put him in a cast and leave it up to nature.
Drew's elbow surgery is 4/9/19 and should be a fairly easy outpatient procedure for him but it will mean at least six weeks of recovery time, during which he will have to modify how he performs his desk-based dayjob and may have to work less at Universal on weekends depending on how things go. We are hopeful that everything will go smoothly and that his strength and youth will lend themselves to a speedy recovery.
Mel and James are offering to help fundraise this money because although Drew has some insurance through his day job, Aly's income is still fairly low due to the amount of hours she gets at Universal this time of year. She is trying to pick up more work but also will need to be able to take care of Drew and drive him where he needs to go while he's recovering. Anything you may be able to donate will be helpful to provide security, cushion, and assist in helping to pay off the medical bills from Drew's surgery, which will cost around $3500 in total. Aly and Drew have it set up to be paid off in payments without interest or fees, thankfully, but still any money that is raised here would go a long way to making sure they have what they need.