Support Dylan's Recovery

On Tuesday May 12, 2020 around 10:45 PM, our 17 year old brother Dylan Richard, an accomplished football player, and soon to be college athlete, did what every young man has done numerous times in their lives; he sought a thrill. He rode down a hill on a longboard skateboard without a helmet. His luck ran short that night and he fell and struck his head on the pavement. This was a life-threatening accident. The phone calls and emergency room conversations that followed, were more than any parent and family should ever have to go through. Dylan had two emergency brain surgeries within two days, removing his skull from both sides of his head that would allow his brain to swell. Over the next 3 weeks, Dylan had numerous procedures and an incredible amount of medication as they stabilized his cranial pressure, dealt with spasms in the brain, and managed a condition known as “storming”. 

During that time, due to COVID-19 restrictions only our parents, Cindy and Paul, were allowed in to see him, so they took 12-hour shifts, 7 days a week to make sure he was never without a loved one. To this day, these same long shifts continue. Only through the incredible support of family and friends, was that even made possible. During the fourth week, the swelling, spasms, and storming, finally began to subside. Medications were being reduced and the conversation became closer to discussing recovery, which will likely involve transferring Dylan to a facility almost 100 miles away from home.

With all of that being said we have decided to start this fundraiser to begin to help with relieving the cost of recent, current and future medical procedures, treatments, and rehab expenses. We are aiming for an initial goal of $50,000, but will adjust our goals based on Dylan’s ongoing needs and care. We appreciate any help that you are willing and able to give, especially during these uncertain times. We also want to thank all of our loved ones, friends, family, and even complete strangers that have already done so much for our family. We would not be able to have our complete focus on Dylan and getting him better without everyone around us, may God bless you all. 
  • Tamara Catalano 
    • $200 
    • 2 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 9 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 9 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 10 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 11 mos
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Fundraising team (2)

Matthew Richard 
Raised $14,335 from 146 donations
Folsom, CA
Gabby Richard 
Team member
Raised $8,681 from 131 donations