My sister Cady and I have decided to start a GoFundMe for our brother Mitch who was involved in a training accident back in September of 2018. Since the accident, he has been unable to consistently work both of his jobs preventing him to keep up with his rent and bills due to the significant loss of income. We have started this campaign in hopes to get him back on his feet and out of his debt.
On September 5th, 2018, Mitch was training his fellow firefighters of the fire company in our hometown, where he has volunteered for since he was 15 years old and worked his way up to become Lieutenant. During the training, Mitch came in contact with an electrical current, causing him to be hospitalized. After spending two weeks in the hospital and undergoing an exceptional amount of tests, Mitch was left with next to no answers as to why he was in so much pain and unable to complete his normal menial tasks...and 7 months later, this still remains the same.
Mitch is not only a volunteer firefighter, but he makes his living as a career firefighter in New Jersey. He initially missed 3 months of work after the accident and has recently been put on leave again due to his inability to perform his job functions in a safe and effective manner. In 2017, Mitch picked up an additional job as a Forensic Fire and Explosion Investigator to help him financially. He took another hard hit as he has been unable to work in his capacity as an investigator due to his current medical condition. Since September, Mitch has had a loss of income at approximately $15,000 to $20,000. With this substantial loss of income, Mitch is several months behind on his rent and bills. He tries his best to keep up, but truthfully he is in over his head. He has received some assistance thus far, but it has not been enough to keep his head above water. Also, Mitch will be requesting Family Medical Leave Act since he is out of "Sick Days" at his full time job and, unfortunately, his income will decrease once again as he will start to have to pay for things out of his own pocket. Mitch's morale has reached an all-time low because of this and also because he has been torn away from his passion.
Mitch has been helping others for nearly 15 years, we ask that you donate to our campaign to return the favor!