Craig has had health issues his whole life requiring many surgeries. The wound to his stomach hit prior internal wounds and went through his stomach and intestines. 8 hours of surgery later, they have been able to get all of the pellets out of his stomach area but have had to do quite extensive work on his internal organs to keep them safe. His stomach wound remains open until the swelling is down to prevent infection.
Craig's arm was hit as well, and was broken in two places by the bullets. It is currently in a splint and he will go back into surgery today so they can double check that all the pellets have been removed in order to prevent a blood infection that can go to his heart and kill him.
Obviously the medical bills will be quite extensive and while Craig has insurance, it will not be enough to cover it. Many people within our network have asked how they can help and this is the best way. Craig will be out of work for a minimum of 6 months now and he is the sole provider for their family. We will be helping them pay their day to day bills as well with personal funds.
Craig is a wonderful neighbor, always watching out for us, giving us food from his garden, and being a really good guy. We are deeply saddened that he was a victim from a crime on our home and are deditcated to making sure he gets the care he needs. Thank you all for any help you can give.
- Rose Ayana
- Assam Alsabih
- renee milliken
- Kathy Cohen
Organizer and beneficiary
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