John Ara Thompson, our dear Friend, Brother, Co-Worker, Uncle and Husband to Jennifer, was involved in a catastrophic head-on collision Wednesday afternoon on his way home from work, at around 4:30pm, 8/16/17. As John was driving home on the Queen Ka'ahumanu highway near the Kukio Resort & the West Hawaii Veterans Cemetary, an oncoming SUV crossed the centerline and slammed into John's vehicle head-on causing numerous traumatic injuries. John was pinned in the seat of his truck and the Jaws of Life had to be used by Fire Rescue personnel in order to extract John from the vehicle. He was rushed to Kona Community Hospital where it was determined that his injuries were far to extensive to be treated there and was then sent by Hawai'i Life Flight's Air Ambulance to the Queen's Medical Center in Honolulu. Upon arriving at Queen's, John underwent a difficult 9-hour surgery, on Thursday 8/17, to repair a shattered right knee, shattered left forearm, and a Pelvis broken on both sides. He also suffered 2 fractures in his left eye socket which has yet to be surgically repaired, in addition to visual impairment to his left eye that is yet to be diagnosed. As of Sunday 8/20, John is still suffering from elevated blood pressure, fever and also an abnormally low blood count. The Doctors are satisfied with how the surgery went on Thursday to repair his various fractures, but John has a long and very challenging road to recovery ahead of him. Those of you that know John know the true friend that he is, with his self-sacrificing spirit, kind and generous personality. He is always willing to drop what he is doing to lend a hand, while putting the needs of others before his. Now John and his wife Jennifer are in need of OUR help and assistance. They will be incurring tremendous financial burdens to cope with this tragedy. The purpose of this GoFundMe drive is to assist John and Jennifer with co-payments for the trauma treatment and transport to Oahu, the continued medical care for the short term, the long term physical rehabilitation that John will need for recovery and travel and living expenses for Jen as she has to travel back and forth from their home in Kona to Honolulu as this all plays out in the coming weeks & months. Your Love & Kokua is greatly appreciated by Jen and the Thompson Ohana.
Proverbs 3:27- "Do not withhold good from those to whom you should give it if is within your power to help".