Monday morning Gabriel was in a severe car accident where he was partially ejected out of the windshield on his way to work.
He was life flighted to Des Moines to go straight into emergency surgery to remove his spleen which ruptured during the crash and to find and stop the excessive internal bleeding.
On the flight to the hospital, Gabriel flatlined, and they had to bring him back.
His mother, Susan Francis, and older brother, Cameron Hardy, were met at the hospital by the Chaplin where they were told to make arrangements because the doctors, nurses, cops, and anyone else that read his report and his vitals when he came into the hospital didn't think he would make it through the first surgery, let alone the night.
Gabriel received 10 units of blood which is all of the blood someone’s body holds. Both of his lungs were displaced from their cavities. He has damage to his left kidney and blood was pooled in between his kidney and liver. He also has a broken collarbone and scapula.
Gabriel just moved out of his mom's house and was beginning his life as a young adult. He signed his first lease and put utilities and other bills in his name. Due to the accident and the loss of his work vehicle, he will now need to break his lease and move back home during his recovery. At this time, he is currently still on life support, and a timeline for this journey ahead is unknown. He will also have to take antibiotics for the rest of his life with his spleen being removed. Gabriel will be in the hospital for the next few weeks in recovery if he makes it through and out of the icu. This will undoubtedly be a costly process for Gabriel and his family.
Any sort of donations will go towards Gabriel's lifelong battle of medical bills and to help him start his life again. Also, because of the pandemic, the hospital will not allow any visitors besides from 11am-7pm including his parents, so the family is having to get rooms or drive back and forth an hour each way every day. Anything is appreciated as Gabriel will need all of the help he can receive.
- Stacy Matusick
- Valerie Rinker
- Kelly Simpson
- Jesaica & Matt Hardy
- Bert Korngage
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