Kelly Carver, father of five, was riding his motorcycle to work the morning of August 10th when he was hit head-on by a driver who crossed the center line on a blind curve. He survived with his life, but his left foot was crushed between the car and his bike. He was transported to Trios Medical Center in Kennewick, WA.
When X-rayed, they found his heel had been fractured into over 23 pieces and had extensive injuries to the skin, nerves, and blood vessels. The doctors surgically stabilized his foot and sent him by Life Flight to Harborview in Seattle, WA. He had another surgery there, but after a week in the hospital they sent him home with news that his foot may never heal correctly and he might lose the foot anyway. The specialists recommended amputation.
The pain was so intense Kelly decided to go through with the amputation, and that was done at Lourdes in Pasco, WA on September 5th.
Meanwhile, he found out the driver of the car was only carrying Washington state's minimum liability insurance. The Life Flight alone was double that. The three surgeries in three different hospitals have yet to be billed.
Kelly will receive roughly 50% of his wages in disability from his employer for six months. This will not cover the basic necessities of his family who already have heavy expenses as he and his wife have a severely disabled daughter and a son with juvenile diabetes.
Kelly and his family are so thankful that his leg was all that was lost in an accident that has changed all their lives forever.
We would like to extend an invitation to help support him and his family through this time of healing and recovery. A donation of any amount will be greatly appreciated and will help defer the cost of this unfortunate accident that has cost so much already.
- Weston/Brenna Moody
- Dale Hollandsworth
- DPR Construction
- James Healis
Organizer and beneficiary