On Tuesday, December 29th, 2015, our best friend Garrett FitzGerald was involved in a major car accident in New Hampshire while on official duty as a Federal Agent in the United States Secret Service, an accident which received extensive national media coverage.  An oncoming vehicle crossed the lane divide, causing a head-on collision with the car Garrett was riding in.
The collision resulted in one fatality and numerous injuries.  Garrett sustained major injuries to his spinal cord; he currently has no feeling or movement from the upper chest down.  While Garrett remains in care at Mass General Hospital in Boston, he will be transferred to a specialized spinal cord injury rehabilitation center in either Boston or Central NJ in the coming days.  There is absolutely no doubt that Garrett possesses the determination to excel in his recovery.   

Garrett and his fiance Joan recently moved to Boston in September 2015.  Prior to the accident, they were busy planning their beautiful wedding, scheduled for March 2016, enjoying Boston and adjusting to their new jobs. They now are faced with a very long road of intense rehabilitation to regain what was taken from Garrett.  His rehab will be grueling, both emotionally and physically for Garrett and Joan.

In addition to the physical and emotional toll caused by the accident, Garrett and Joan will also face severe financial burdens.  Scott and I are setting up this GoFundMe account as a way for friends and family to show their love and support for two honest, hard working and incredible people, who mean everything to us.  No donation is too small. Together we can provide tremendous financial relief for Garrett and Joan.


Garrett's Best Men, 
Rob Freed and Scott Ackerman

Any questions can be directed to Rob at [email redacted]


  • Joanne Stone 
    • $25 
    • 23 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $10 
    • 4 mos
  • Mark Campbell 
    • $10 
    • 7 mos
  • Laurie Gatta 
    • $5 
    • 9 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $7 
    • 10 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Robert Freed 
Boston, MA
Joan Lyall 
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