Help fund Tom Gluick’s medical care/funeral

Tom was returning to Atlanta after spending the Christmas holiday in NY with family.  On New Year’s Eve, he was walking across the street near the Towson mall and was struck by a vehicle who left the scene.  Good samaritans remained at the scene with Tom until the EMS team arrived.  Tom was unconscious at the scene and was airlifted to Shock Trauma in critical condition.  A link to the news story is here.  The driver remains at large.

The Baltimore County police located me, his former wife, and I have been at his bedside ever since.  Tom and I were together for over 25 years and remain friendly.  The photo posted below is from a baseball game in Atlanta we attended together this fall.

Tom had his first of many surgeries December 31.  He was left with multiple facial fractures, eight broken ribs, and a broken arm and leg.  He is scheduled for surgery today to set the broken bones in his arm and leg and facial reconstruction will be done when he is more stable.

I am grateful he is being well cared for at Shock Trauma, the only institution of this kind in the country.  There is a long road to recovery and, even with insurance, the costs will be incredible.  

TOM DIED EARLY YESTERDAY (1/12/20).  Tom’s sister Caryn and her fiancée, David, arrived yesterday to help with the process of identifying the body and arranging for cremation so Tom may return to Long Island with them.

I originally set up this account to fund the costs of Tom’s medical care and rehabilitation knowing there would be a HUGE gap between what his insurance would cover and what the costs would be.  There remains medical costs to cover and now costs of cremation and funeral services.

Many of you continued to give even after I posted news of his death commenting that you wanted to help pay for medical bills and funeral costs.  Thank you.

No withdrawals will be made from GoFundMe until all insurance claims have been submitted and paid.  Only then will these funds be used to pay for the costs incurred by nearly two weeks at Shock Trauma along with his funeral.  I will serve as Tom’s Personal Representative and begin the work to settle his estate once all legal documents are in place.


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Sheila Garrity 
Baltimore, MD
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