This isn’t an update I was ever wanting to write but this seems like the easiest way to let everyone know what is going on.
For almost 3 weeks, Eric has put up his best fight for a body that was failing him. The injury itself was a complete sever of the C5 vertebrae. Whatever feeling or movement he had lost, would be forever. Medically, they had classified him as a quadriplegic, though he still had limited movement of his right arm and shoulders. He had zero feeling or movement from breast bone down. His diaphragm was mostly paralyzed which means he hasn’t been able to breath on his own without the ventilator. His mind has been there the whole time, which has made this process so much harder as he was still communicating as best as he could.
As we arrived to the hospital, we were informed that his oxygen level for the ventilator was at 100% and his lungs were already scarring. He already had pneumonia in both lungs. His body was showing signs of carbon dioxide building in his blood.
Eric passed at 6:19pm surrounded with love from family.
Thank you to everyone who has sent their love, prayers, and donated to our family. The support that everyone has shown has been undeniably felt by all of us.
Hello, the following story about my friend and coworker is a sad one.
Eric was a victim of a traumatic car accident Saturday night. He is currently in trauma ICU. He has had surgery on his neck for fractured vertebrae and there’s fragments in his spinal cord. He doesn’t have feeling from the waist down. We don’t know if that will be permanent or not yet. His breathing and pain management have been a challenge for best course of action.
Eric is a fun, outgoing and kind soul to say the least. You will never see him without a smile on his face and he never has anything bad to say about anyone. He is a wonderful husband to his wife and great father to his two young sons. He is the sole provider for his family. Eric is a member of the Prince William Marina team where he is an extremely hard worker and integral part of the business.
I hope that this page can assist Eric and his family in covering the medical bills and other expenses incurred from this tragic accident. Let’s help provide for a man who has always provided for his family. Let’s keep him in our thoughts and prayers and keep him positive through the hard times ahead.
All help will be greatly appreciated.
- Donna Proffitt
- Joanne Jackson
- Samantha Griffith
- Augustus Johnson
- Mike Court
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