Fred was riding his bike to fix a vehicle that had broken down. During his ride, he was involved in a serious accident resulting in him being rushed to the Neurology section of the ICU at Strong Memorial Hospital and being treated for a traumatic brain injury. He currently has a fractured skull over the majority of its surface, and has damaged the language and comprehension portion of his brain. His inter-cranial pressure has risen to the point of needing a catheter to drain the excess fluid and blood from his brain cavities.
**Fred has made some progress. He is breathing on his own and has shown small signs of comprehension.
The situation at hand is that Fred is the sole provider for his family. Doctors do not believe that he will ever be able to drive again, which creates the financial problems of being able to pay the mortgage and medical bills. Short-term disability will only pay $150/week and his family risks losing everything that they have worked so hard to achieve. His pay with sick time will only cover the next two weeks. The clock is ticking before the financial burdens will begin to diminish this family's dream of being able to retire. Please help this family continue being able to pay their bills and help a great man recuperate and continue helping people in his community. Any help will be greatly appreciated during this time of healing.
Proceedings will go to Cathy Halik in efforts for her provide for herself and financial obligations. Thank you again for any support that can be made.
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