Those who know Derek, know he is passionate about many things. Music, drums, animals, the environment and natural healing remedies to name a few. One reason he chooses a bicycle for his mode of transportation is due to the nearly non existent negative impact on the environment.
With that all being said, Derek does not have health insurance due to the exorbitant cost of premiums. Since he does not own a car, he also does not have auto insurance either, which would cover medical bills in this hit and run case until the perpetrator is found.
Derek was laid off from the company he had worked with for quite some time, due to the dissolution of the company. Derek's line of work is remodeling and construction, and with the back injuries he has sustained due to this accident, he will be out of work for an untold amount of time. He has three fractures in his vertebrae, and will be in a brace for three weeks minimum. Rehab programs will likely take months. And due to the nature of vertebral fractures, can cause lifelong pain and complications.
Huxes are traditionally stubborn when it comes to asking for help. We weren't raised to ask for help. We were raised to work, push and get through it. But my brother Derek could sure use some help. I felt compelled to setup this outlet/venue for anyone who has the urge to help Derek along his road to recovery.
Please feel free to share amongst your networks of friends and colleagues.
Many gracious thanks, even for just a share of this link, passing the info along.
(The images are of Derek in his full torso brace, of the nasty road rash on his shoulder, and of him with his niece at the park.)
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