Shawn's medical and living expenses

On the evening of January 24, 2018, Shawn was traveling less than 5 miles from home to his brother's house when he tried to avoid hitting someone or something in the middle of the road. He slammed on breaks and swerved hitting a ditch and flipping his vehicle numerous times. He was taken to the hospital where they discovered that he had broken his neck and back at C-2, T-12, and L1-4. He also broke 5 ribs, one of which punctured his lung causing it to collapse. He damaged one of his kidneys and an adrenal gland. He lost quite a bit of blood through a laceration above his right eye and on top of his head. He sprained his right elbow and has deep cuts and bruises to his chest, back, pelvis, thighs, and his hands. His doctors are saying he does not have internal bleeding but he is not producing as many red blood cells to make up for the loss of blood so he had to receive a blood transfusion on Friday January 26. Unfortunately and fortunately, Shawn cannot recall anything about the accident.
 
His doctors say right now the best thing is to avoid surgery if they can to avoid having to fuse his neck which would result in the loss of motion in his neck. His current prognosis is physical therapy and rehabilitation.  Because of his neck fracture, he will have to stay in traction for 3-6 months. This means he will be out of work for quite some time and he is the sole provider for his family. 

The goal of this page is to help relieve the worry and stress of his mortgage payment and house bills, obvious medical bills and treatments to come. It is going to be a long road, but the blessing is that he is going to make it, and with our help he can get back on his feet a little lighter. Every donation helps! Prayers and emotional support for the family are also greatly appreciated. Thank each and every one of you for the love and support you have already shown us and continue to offer and contribute. We are forever grateful. 

The Kraus Family

Donations

  • Emily Martin 
    • $10 
    • 27 mos
  • Lynn Waitley  
    • $100 
    • 27 mos
  • Connie Greco 
    • $200 
    • 27 mos
  • Jesse Bullock 
    • $50 
    • 28 mos
  • Barry and Hanna McRae 
    • $200 
    • 28 mos
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Organizer

Cori Lenckus 
Organizer
Fayetteville, NC
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