Please help our family-dirt bike accident

Hi. My name is Tommy Rippy. I am a husband and a father of 4. I had a dirt bike accident on August 3rd. I about lost my right foot due to this accident. I had an open compound fracture of the right leg. I had my first surgery at UT hospital last Sunday on August 4th. I have rods and pins placed into my leg in order to keep my right foot attached to my body. I have at least 2 more surgeries coming up. This accident was very unexpected as is all accidents that happen. I have always worked for myself. So that means there is no short term disability offered. The doctors are expecting me to be able to walk within 2-3 months after my last surgery, which was on September 23rd. So we are looking at the end of this year or the first of next before I am able to put any weight on my right foot. I have had 3 hospital stays including 4 surgeries for this situation. I am up for possible intestinal surgery cause of the number of antibiotics that I have been on, I endured a diverticulitis flare up with a perforation. We are honestly living on donations and prayers. So any and all donations are welcome Please help our family. Please feel free to also share this story as that also helps us too. And most of all..please Pray. Pray for the knowledge of the doctors and for a speedy recovery also. Thank all y’all.


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Tommy Rippy 
Seymour, TN
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