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Help Russell Simms Fight For His Life

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Raised by 145 people in 2 months
Created April 8, 2019
On Tuesday, April 2, Russell “Rusty” Simms was involved in a pedestrian-vehicle accident walking in Berkeley, CA.  Russ sustained traumatic injuries and has been in the hospital, fighting for his life.  To date, he remains in critical condition in ICU, but stable.  He will need extensive rehab for all of his injuries, but presently is still heavily sedated. The amount of reconstructive surgery is yet to be determined.  As a former Skyline High School classmate of Rusty, I am working with several other concerned friends who expressed a desire for a GoFundMe campaign to assist Russell Simms any way we can.   His road to recovery is going to be a long one.  There is no doubt the medical expenses will be extensive.  Please consider a donation of any amount to help Russ and his family as our classmate, teammate, brother, cousin, nephew, uncle, colleague, friend.  Our ability to help as one community of friends and family could be Russ’ best motivation to overcome this setback and restore to full health and happiness.  Thank you for your prayers and consideration of support.

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June 12, 2019
**STATUS UPDATE**

Rusty continues to improve. He has been in the rehab facility for 3 weeks now. He now has all his casts off but still is not allowed to stand on left ankle that was shattered. That ankle remains in "boot" (like a removable cast so he can shower). He still struggles with communication, but works hard to get his point across. He enjoys visits with his friends, like in the picture with Gary and Lajuan.
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May 20, 2019
**STATUS UPDATE**
Rusty was transferred to a rehab facility at the end of last week. He is now receiving physical therapy and neuro rehab to help with his speech and understanding.
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May 11, 2019
**STATUS UPDATE**

Rusty got tracheostomy out, but is very frustrated that he cannot get out of bed as due to the severity of his leg injuries he is not allowed to put any weight on them for several more weeks. Due to his brain injury, he can say words but can't put together coherent sentence most of the time. He also has trouble understanding what people say to him. He should be going to rehab in upcoming week or weeks.
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May 2, 2019
**STATUS UPDATE**

Rusty is making great progress daily. He is talking a lot, trying real hard to get his point across. He was counting with me and was commenting on NBA playoff games saying things like "Take him" and "There you go". When we (Mom, Erin or Pam) come into his room, he smiles and puts his arms out for a hug. We thank God for his daily progress and thank you all for your continued prayers.
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Raised by 145 people in 2 months
Created April 8, 2019
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