Hello everyone, my name is Caitlyn Harrington and I really hope everyone can take a moment to read this and share this with your friends and family. As some of you know, one of my good friends, a senior at Gananda High School, Austin Sierra, was involved in a serious motorcycle accident on September 22nd. That night, Austin was on his motorcycle on his way home where he was then hit by a pick up truck at a 2-way stop intersection. After emergency crews arrived at the scene, Austin was then air lifted to Strong Memorial Hospital (Mercy Flight). Austin is now suffering with several issues, including the amputation of his left leg below the knee, severe trauma to his entire body, multiple injuries to his lungs and ribs, and a few fractures throughout his back, and that's not even everything. The night of his accident, Austin was given a 20% chance of survival.
I have known Austin for several years. He loves cars, and especially motorcycles. Prior to the accident, Austin had always talked about getting a motorcyle. Recently, he had inherited his father's motorcycle, who had passed away a few years prior. He then bought his current motorcycle, which he was so proud of and loved to show it off and talk about it to everyone. Motorcycles is a big love for Austin and it's unfortunate to see something he has so much passion for put his life at risk and in this horrible condition. Austin also loves baseball and making money. He has worked at the Blue Heron Golf Course for a couple years now. Austin also attends the Wayne Technical Career Center for Auto Tech where he works on cars and motorcycles. Austin has been known for having a very bubbly personality. No matter who you were, he would always ask how your day was and how you were doing. He would also make sure he checked on everyone that he knew weekly just to make sure they were doing okay. My goal is to do the same for him and his family so they know how much support they have behind them in this very tragic time.
Austin is only a 17 year old kid. He has never had a bad bone in his body towards anyone. Him and his family need all the support they can get. He really does need a lot of financial support due to the fact that he will he in the hospital for a while. All of these medical bills will be adding up and his family should be focusing on him and his recovery. So, any financial and emotional support towards the family would be greatly appreciated. Even if you can not donate, please share this anywhere you can, including your friends and family.