Lygle Dillon Medical Support

On February 14th, 2018 Lygle Dillon was involved in a major vehicle accident.  His attempt to reach the steering wheel from the back seat didn't prevent the accident, but it most likely saved him from major head injury or death.  

Unfortunately he did sustain major spinal trauma.  On the 15th he underwent an operation to correct an extreme spinal deviation, and post-surgery has regained some lower body movement.

Lygles family is pursuing every course of action likely to produce a positive outcome, including stem cell therapy.  We have made contact with a premier stem cell surgeon who is willing to bring his team in to perform the procedure at  cost.  While this generous offer makes it a lot more attainable, it will still run over $20,000 and will not be covered by insurance.  Of course the initial spinal surgery was also expensive, so the funds raised through gofundme will assist in the currently accruing medical expenses, cost of the upcoming surgery, and the expectation of a prolonged regimen of physical therapy. 

Lygle was born and raised in Southern Humboldt, and has gone on to homestead and raise his own family here, as well as found and run Top Notch Tree Work and Elk Ridge Heritage Farms.   Proud father of four, he and his loving wife Rachael have settled and prospered as valued members of the Briceland community.   Always the first to lend a hand, Lygle would truly give the shirt off his back to someone in need.  His natural altruism drew him to the volunteer fire service.    Since 2005 he has served as a firefighter with the Briceland Volunteer Fire Department, not only protecting his local community but also helping to cover behind CalFire during periods of major fire activity.  

Whether you know Lygle and his beautiful family, or have benefited from the protection of the Briceland VFD, or even just enjoyed the sustainably raised livestock products of Elk Ridge Heritage Farms, please consider helping ensure his return to full health and mobility.
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Kai Ostrow
Redway, CA

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