On the morning of December 1, 2019, Josh and Jennifer, husband and wife, were driving from her parents' home in San Luis Obispo, leaving at around 11:00 PM to get to Merced in time to take care of their 4 cats. Unfortunately, they never made it. At around 1:30 AM, December 1, a drunk driver hit them on Highway 99 around the Clinton exit in Fresno, Ca.
Joshua Eisen, 28 years old married January 2, 2019, was not to see his first year anniversary as he was killed on the spot by the drunk driver. His wife Jennifer was severely and critically injured.
At approximately 2:10 AM, according to reports, Jennifer complained of severe pain. She sustained fractures on both lower limbs and pelvis. She also sustained an aortic tear, had hemothorax and other injuries. That afternoon, she was wheeled to the operating room to repair the aorta, insert a chest tube for the hemothorax and debridement of the fractures.
December 2, 2019, she was wheeled back to the OR for the reduction of the left and right limb fractures. The left limb was not reduced due to some pulmonary oxygen saturation problem and another surgery was scheduled for Wednesday.
Today, we are starting this GoFundMe as her recovery will be a long term and a long road back to normalcy. To date, she is still unaware that her husband has passed away in the accident. She is heavily sedated because of pain from the injuries. She is on 24 hour pain medications via drip and also some oral analgesics.
Jennifer works for Youth Leadership Institute helping and teaching underprivileged teenagers to learn journalism as she was a graduate student at USC Annenberg School of Journalism Class of 2016. Joshua was going to start as a Public Policy Research Assistant at UC Merced , 2019. He was also a graduate student in Public Policy at USC.
They were planning heavily for their future, including going back to school for their PhD's but this is now close to impossible as Josh is gone and Jennifer's injuries will take at least 2 years for recovery.
I would like to take this opportunity to raise money for her continued battle for recovery and rehabilitation. Once achieved completely , she will be back touching people's lives especially the youth, which was her goal. Eventually, she wants to get into a PhD program that would complement her Master's Degree and work further for the youth of today.
Eventually, she wants to establish a Foundation in honor of her husband who, together with her, have been so involved with the disadvantaged and underprivileged teens, so they can make a difference in their own little way and contribute to society.
Your generosity in helping out will turn this tragedy into a positive influence.