Help Michael Curlee with medical expenses
Hello. My name is David and I’m trying to raise funds for my good friend Michael Curlee who had a terrible hunting accident . Any size donation will be very appreciated .
Hey there Family and Friends,
This is a very long and difficult post.
For those that are not somehow in the loop here’s the abbreviated version. Last Sunday evening Michael was hunting in his deer stand and somehow fell head first about 10-12 ft to the ground. He was medevaced to Dell Seton Medical Center in Austin, TX. I’ll spare you all the details and minor injuries and treatments but the takeaway is that he had two herniated discs, multiple fractures to his vertebrae, and some cracked ribs. He has lost all sensation below his nipple line. He had surgery on Monday to fuse three of his vertebrae together to stabilize his spine and get the herniated discs off his spinal cord. The hope is that as the inflammation in his spinal cord will slowly come down that he will start to get some sensation back. The hospital staff here at Dell Seton has been really terrific. I’ve also been told by doctors and nurses (many times) that this healing process is a marathon, not a race. Progress will be really slow and be done mostly through physical therapy.
As we all know Michael is strong and stubborn to a fault. I know the odds may be against us but there is still a chance of a full recovery, and I am latching onto that with everything I’ve got! Full recovery here we come!
Things to know:
*We are in the ICU, Covid is still a thing, visitation is very limited and he’s not up for visitors yet with the sedatives and pain meds he's on.
*There are no flowers allowed in the ICU.
*I don’t have all the information yet but we’ve got close friends organizing meals and probably fundraisers as well as we deal with everything coming our way
** If you want to help there will be plenty of opportunity but we’ll really need y’all over the next few months**
*I’ve got pretty limited bandwidth right now and most of that is reserved for Michael and Milo. I’m pretty overwhelmed and just trying to handle what’s in front of me. I can’t respond to every message or question but please know that I’m doing my best. Still, let’s not blow up my phone please. Check in with those close to us for updates or questions first please.
***And lastly Michael believes in prayer and I believe in the power of positive thought and energy- so send it this way! Pray over him, hold space for healing and movement, let's fill him up with love and light.
We’ll get through this!❤❤❤
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