A few nights ago Damian Miranda was in an horrific accident. Driving home from the gym, he made a quick left turn to avoid hitting some cyclists who had rushed into his lane. He narrowly avoided them, but resultingly collided with another, much larger vehicle.
Despite the impact of the crash, the airbags didn’t trigger. His seatbelt ripped, and Damian was thrown from the car. The resulting injuries are devastating, much worse than they should’ve been. He’s shattered his ribcage and punctured a lung. His spinal cord has been severed in two pieces.
But he survived, and by some miracle, avoided any serious head trauma. He’s currently in an intensive care unit in Los Angeles, where his situation is being monitored closely. Unfortunately, the doctors have delivered one certain verdict: Damian will not walk again.
It appears that he will have access to medical insurance, but this situation nevertheless remains a crisis situation for the whole family.
The family desperately needs your support; once his condition is stabilized they will need money to transport Damian to a hospital that is better resourced with specialists who are fit to give him the care he requires; they’ll need money to help subsidize the costs of cross-country travel for immediate family members; they’ll need money to make his place of residence wheelchair accessible, and to pay rent until disability kicks in; they’ll need money for a lawyer, to investigate if the family has a case that’ll allow Damian to receive the kind of care he needs and deserves, if and when his condition improves.
A lot will change with the accident, but we can count on some things to stay the same. Damian is 24 years old and has a bright future ahead of him. He is a person of uninhibited kindness and runaway generosity. And anyone who knows him can attest to his remarkable love for others, exhibited most of all in how he cares for his nephew, baby Andrés.
His giving spirit is a real silver lining in this nightmare world of ours, where we've got to turn to platforms like this to make sure our loved ones survive. I hope we can show him some support here.
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