Justin was released from the hospital on July 8th and was transferred to a physical therapy rehab facility. They did extensive physical therapy and slowly but surely had him up and walking with a walker. He was able to come home on August 8th to my moms house in Vegas. Justin still has a cast on one leg and once that is taken off, he will have to learn to walk all over again. He has home therapy right now and will continue PT for an extended amount of time.
Justin is a disabled Veteran from the United States Marine Corp. Echo Company 2/5, 1st Marine Division. He served 1.5 tours in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. 0331 Machine Gunner. He has been in several fire fights and explosions, fighting alongside his fellow brothers. God willing, he came home in one piece. For a driver to carelessly run a stop sign, which has disabled my brother much further physically than the war ever did, is frustrating and terrifying to say the least. Justin was registered and was scheduled to begin his last 2 semesters of school, a week after the accident. Needless to say, he had to withdraw. He only has a little bit of his GI Bill remaining.
Justin received his first bill from the hospital of $356,000. This does not include any of his surgeries or doctor fees. Since his discharge, him and my mom have spent a combined amount of $3000 on prescriptions and woundcare supplies. His pain management initial visit was $400 and is $100 every month after that just to see the doctor. It is another $1400 a month just for the prescriptions. We are hoping the VA will cover some of the hospital bills but they will not cover any outpatient treatment with his orthopedic doctor or pain management. They can't provide his pain management due to the regimen and strength of the medication. The car insurance company for the guy that hit Justin is only paying $15,000 towards medical bills. To seek further payment from the guy that was driving is a moot point as he does not have the financial means to cover anything of substance. Justin is unable to work and is now solely relying on his disability from the VA, which isn't that much after he pays child support for my beautiful nephew.
I know the goal is rather high of 500k, but I'm asking for anyone that can spare a dollar, to please do. If you can't, please share this to your page. My brother is a prideful and selfless man and has had a hell of hand dealt to him. He is a warrior and has fought alongside many brave individuals who he would have willingly laid down his life for.
"Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends." John 15:13
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