Rich was in a very bad accident on Monday, October 8, 2018, where he was hit by a very large falling tree limb. He was immediately flown to UVA and given surgery to fuse his spinal cord back together in several places. Along with his spinal cord injuries, he suffered some bleeding on the brain, broken ribs, punctured lungs and a broken clavicle. He has been unable to move his ride leg, aside from a couple twitches in physical therapy. He is healing well, but still at risk for pneumonia. We are praying and believing that with the right care, he will regain use of his right leg. We are unsure of how long he will in the hospital, but once he leaves here, he will be moved to a Rehabilitation Center to live for at least 3 weeks. He will also need to wear his neck brace for 6 weeks.
We are thankful for the progress he has made so far, but know he has a long road ahead of him. Rich is the wonderful father of 3 small children and an amazing husband to his wife, Shandi.
A fundraising page has been organized to help pay Rich Sours expenses following his major accident at work earlier this week. We will have to cover regular bills while Rich can't work, gas money to get back and forth from UVA, eating out, paying people to do what Rich usually does at home and so much more.
Please continue to pray for God's healing grace and powerful healing hands over Rich. Pray that God will grant him COMPLETE and ULTIMATE healing. Please pray that God will work through all the doctors and staff so that they will grant Rich the best possible care and complete healing! Please continue to pray for Rich. Please pray for his wife and 3 amazing kids.
If you could support Rich by making a donation and then sharing it with your friends and family, we would greatly appreciate it.
"Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand." Isaiah 41:10"
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- Rick Gaudet
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