He was instructing an experienced driver on a closed course when, it has been speculated, the driver had a medical emergency. Patrick managed to grab the wheel and steer it away from other vehicles, but the car he was in ran off the course, traveled 300 feet then hit a berm and flipped going more than 100 mph.
Patrick was severely injured and has been in a hospital ever since the accident. He has a broken left arm, broken right ring finger, broken sternum, six broken ribs, broken nose, broken eye socket, broken pelvis (in three places) and broken bones in his neck and back.
His recovery will be long, painful and costly.
Patrick and his wife, Valerie, have great insurance, but the out-of-pocket medical bills are already mounting. Patrick had to be airlifted by helicopter from the race track to the hospital, and he will need an ambulance transport from Savannah to an Orlando rehabilitation center when he's released.
While Patrick is in Savannah, his wife and extended family members are incurring expenses related to gas, food and lodging, as well.
Patrick must wear a neck brace for a minimum of 12 weeks and a back brace for a still-undetermined length of time. He isn't allowed to put any weight on the left side of his body, and he will have to spend at least three weeks in a rehab center while he gains his strength, mobility and independence. Even after he is home he will continue with his physical therapy.
It is unknown how long Patrick will be out of work, so please consider making a donation to help Patrick and Valerie with their ongoing medical expenses. They are asking for continued prayers, as well.
Be sure to follow Patrick's story. They have promised to provide regular updates and photos of his progress on this GoFundMe page.
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