This past weekend our friend and fellow comic, Jason Saenz had a major accident in which his spine was badly injured after falling through a skylight on the roof of an apartment building. He's currently paralyzed from the waist down and will be facing a very long road to recovery. Right now he's in the ICU at Cedars-Sinai and will be entering a rehabilitation center as soon as possible to improve his path to healing.
The good news: Jason is the kind of guy who can get through a challenge like this with humor ✔️hard work ✔️ and determination✔️.
The bad news: the cost of his care is going to be exorbitant.
Jason had been working at a new job and his health care was set to begin January 1, 2019 - which means he was not covered at the time of the accident.
As of now, to cover emergency room costs, spinal surgery, an extended stay at Cedars-Sinai, months of rehabilitation, not being able to earn an income while recovering, and multiple other expenses we need to help him raise hundreds of thousands based on numbers and estimates we've been hearing. The faster we can fund this to get Jason started with treatment, the better his prognosis will be.
He's in good company right now with his family who was able to travel to Los Angeles quickly after learning about his accident. No one is ever prepared for something so devastating and that's where we his friends want to pull together and show love and support by helping with this immense financial burden. All proceeds go directly to Jason and his family.
Thank you so much!!