On Saturday the 18th of August, The Fransico families life changed dramatically. They were all in the yard working & cleaning up debris. Robin in her flower garden, Tony in the yard . Tony was cutting down branches out of their beautiful overgrown willow tree. Although he took precaution and had his harness he disconnected it to change positions and fell 30ft. Although his injuries are numerous and major, It could have been so much worse. He broke both wrists, fractured his C6, c7 and T1 transverse process of his vertebrae. Broke his tibia and fractured his pelvis. He had a six hour surgery Saturday night on his wrist and his tibia, his spine and pelvis are needing further attention but he is in a collar and he is stabilized enough that he was able to go to rehab nursing center until he can do three hours of rehab therapy.
Yesterday he stood with assistance and he is able to sit for the day in a chair never so glad to get out of bed. He sounded very strong yesterday and is finally eating more than last week. He didn’t suffer from any brain trauma thank God. He is with us mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. He could’ve fallen on the chainsaw or any of the branches laying on the ground God spared his life that day for us to continue to love, grow, and support this wonderful man.
Tony has been a pillar in the community, working for 21 years as a C.E.R.P. officer at the York County Prison, with a recent promotion to Sergeant and helping form young men through his role as a committee member for Boy Scout Troop 125. Tony is a loving husband, father, and friend to many. He and his family will have a long and difficult road ahead as he begins to recover. Any assistance that you could provide to help alleviate would be greatly appreciated.
- Helen Stewart
- Bradley Moon
- Jacqueline Mark-Pandiani
- Autumn McIlvain
- Roger Guntern