You may or may not know my step son Phil Combs or "Philbilly" as he is called at most race tracks. If you know Phil you know his love for his family and drag racing. Phil is a tough skinned guy, never one to ask for help from others financially or otherwise. So I will do it for him and his family as they will need any help they can get for some time to come.
Phil, his wife Amie and two teenage sons; Philip (Phil Jr) and Zach are a close family. They spend most every weekend drag racing.
Their entire world and way of life changed on 11/24/17 at Beechbend Raceway in Bowling Green, KY. Phil was racing his car a red Monza in no-box. Round 4 of no box was called out to race. His dad Benny, Amie, Phil Jr and Zach followed him to watch the next round.
Phil lost control of the Monza near finish line, crossed the track and crashed into right side wall head on then caught fire. Phil could not get out of the car, he was hurt.
A fellow racer was on site; pried driver side door open, unstrapped his safety belts and pulled Phil from the burning car.
Phil was placed in the ambulance first, then helicopter and flown to trauma center in Tn. Phil was admitted to the hospital with a severe hematoma on right leg, sprained ankle, wrist and shoulder, and stitches in one knee. NO life threatening injuries. He spent 2 days in the hospital before being released.
By the grace of God his life was spared with minimal injuries, all of which he will recover from. However; the recovery process will be lengthy. Phil has gotten 2 second opinions, from family Dr and Orthopedic Dr both said will be at least 6 months before Phil will be able to work .
Providing for family matters most. Estimated at least $100K in medical bills. Phil has limited health ins but not able to work or race, they will not be able to afford those bills both medical and their normal monthly.
The racecar is total loss . The medical bills will be hefty, recovery long and stressful. Christmas is around the corner. Although Phil works hard for his possessions he will not reach out to anyone individually for help, we need to step up to help his family thru hard time they currently in. Phil is not a person who asks for or accepts help from others . He is generous with his time and knowledge of race cars, or vehicles in general never asking for anything in return.
Anyone that knows Philbilly knows that he is passionate about his wife and boys and racing also. Any donations is just a small amount of the help he gives people over the years and will be kindly and most appropriated.
Thanks from the bottom of my heart.
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