On the evening of May 2nd, 2019, my brother Jade Galt (far Right in Photo) was involved in a car fire. This terrible accident burnt 36% of his upper body, including his face. He has been heavily sedated on a ventilator at a Burn ICU at Grossman Burn Center for 13 days... so far. He's endured 3 surgical procedures, pneumonia and a very bad infection, with his journey ahead unknown. The story was covered by KEYT3 ABC: https://www.keyt.com/news/santa-barbara-s-county/good-samaritan-saves-man-on-fire-at-santa-barbara-auto-body-shop/1074802363
Jade has a very long road to recovery, not just physical but also mental and emotional. He is single and doesn't have many assets. We are trying to raise money to help with his medical expenses, replacement of his vehicle and personal expenses, like storage for his belongings while he, eventually, continues his treatment at a Rehabilitation Center. It would be such a relief to be able to tell him, "Don't worry, we've got it all handled, you just heal!", when he wakes up.
We expect his expenses to exceed $150,000. Any donation helps! All donations will go into a bank account managed by Jade’s Beneficiary, his Dad, Paul Waderich.
Our family has received an immense amount of love and support during this trying time. We cannot thank the community enough for all of the support and outreach we've received. We've been writing all of your loving messages on sticky notes and posting them in his ICU room where he will be able to see them when he wakes!
Much love- Jade's Family <3