Mikey’s Road to Recovery

On the evening of Tuesday, November 24th, our beloved brother and son, cousin, nephew, Michael Ricketts, was in a catastrophic and life-threatening car accident while on his way home from work.

We are so grateful that the Lord spared his life. As confirmed by his surgeons, he is truly a living miracle.

As expected, Michael’s injuries are extensive, complex, and widespread. He is suffering from a fracture in his spine, pelvis, fractures in his hips, as well as fractures in his left leg, ankle and right arm. He has undergone two surgeries as of now with upcoming hip surgeries scheduled Monday . He will likely need more surgery in the coming days and weeks.

Right now Michael is in the ICU to receive the best care. His days in the hospital are far from over, and eventually he will need extensive therapy and rehabilitation to get him back on his feet. His recovery will take several months and potentially even years.

Many generous people have been reaching out to our family to see what they can do. At this time Michael’s insurance is very limited and will not cover the majority of the astronomical cost of his treatment and rehab, and his medical bills are quickly piling up especially because he has many different surgeons working with him, from Neurosurgeon to orthopedic surgeons etc. etc. Right now, it is too early to estimate when Michael will be able to return to work.

We humbly come to you asking you to prayerfully consider donating to help our Mikey, his parents & sister to make it through this difficult journey. Your donation would cover the cost of Michael’s ongoing care, so that he can eventually recover and rehabilitate. This will require many months of extensive physical therapy for his neck, hips, leg, ankle, arm. Medical equipment will need to be purchased like hospital bed, wheelchair etc. plus of course the numerous and astronomical medical bills for all the surgeons, hospitals, CT scans, MRIs, medications.

Our Lord has been so faithful to our family and we are so incredibly grateful for each and every single one of you. We serve a mighty and miraculous God and we are confident that God is bringing a greater good out of this. Most importantly we plead for a commitment to ongoing prayers for Michael as this will be a long and arduous journey. Please pray for his peace of mind and heart and renewed hope daily.

Please consider sharing this GoFundMe Page.

Romans 8:28: “All things work together for good for those who love God according to His purpose.”

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Rosie Medina 
Raised $2,017 from 22 donations
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