Arturo ended up suffering a cracked skull, two brain hemorrhages and 5 compression fractures in his back. A nurse initially told us because of the severity of the injuries to his brain that he would not make it through surgery but assured us they had the best doctors in the area doing all they could. After what seemed like an eternity, the neurosurgeon approached us with great news stating that they were able to stabilize the bleeding to a point where his brain could manage it. We had consistently been told that Arturo is very lucky to be alive and were are extremely grateful for the doctors and staff that made it possible for him to be with us for years to come. We were further presented with good news that his back injuries would not require surgery and would be able to be managed by wearing a back brace. With all that being said, it is now Christmas day and he finally came home today after spending a month in the hospital. He spent about a week in ICU and due to the trauma, spent the rest of the time in general care where he had been receiving daily therapy and conditioning as part of a routine to bring him back home.
We are asking for your help to cover the cost of surgery, rehabilitation and care as Arturo transitions into a new, different season of life. He has many more hurdles to cross but we are expectant of a full recovery. We would be exceptionally grateful for any help you would be able to provide.
He is a loving and hardworking person who loves to tease his friends and family. When he's not out working you'd usually find him watching sports, working on his car, fixing something around the house or cracking a joke. Prior to the injury he's been helping his father in-law build a shed in his spare time. He comes from a difficult background but he's made the best of it. He has always been a provider for our family and he's been a role model for many of us. The amount he has sacrificed in order to give his kids a good life has been inspiring to say the least.
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