Jay's Medical Fund

I'm writing this for a friend of mine, Jay Tobias, who I've known for over 20 years. He was involved in a horrible traffic accident that totaled his car and left him with a severe spinal injury. After several misdiagnoses and subsequent lack of treatment, he was finally rushed to the hospital for emergency surgery due to a spinal infection. One of his ribs was removed and several vertebrae were fused.


He is now in an acute rehabilitation facility as he required several weeks of intravenous antibacterial medication.

Jay is on MediCal and is about to be discharged with no place to live except shelters. He was unable to remove any of his only other clothes and laptop from his car before it was scrapped. He would very much appreciate donations and offers of clothing, housing, etc.

Some background on Jay. He was raised by his mother, after his father, a fighter pilot, was killed in combat. As a young man, Jay was an athlete and was a member of his cross country team in high school

and rowed with the crew team in college.

He is also a gifted pianist.

He combined his love for music and computers into a career in Silicon Valley, eventually working for Apple, among other companies.

After a series of unfortunate work experiences after his mother's death, Jay's career stalled and now this accident has left him in urgent need of assistance.

I hope you'll help us get Jay healing and back on his feet so he can again be a productive member of society.


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Organizer and beneficiary

Ryan Yip 
Concord, CA
John Tobias 
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