He was trapped in the floorboard for almost an hour as the first responders and EMTs used "the jaws of life", desperately trying to free him. Once released from the car, he was flown from Watuaga County to Johnson City Medical Center in critical condition. There, he was treated for several deep lacerations, many broken bones, and head trauma with bleeding on his brain. After several weeks there, he was transferred to the V.A. for rehabilitation and to learn how to walk again with assistance from others and eventually with a walker. David was there for another 2 weeks before he was finally released to go home. His recovery was no where near over though. He had physical therapy 3x a week and even still a very long road ahead of him.
David has been out of work since the accident in April, and who knows when his doctors will release him to go back to work. In the meantime, the day to day bills are still coming in, food still needs to go on the table and his power needs to remain on.
Since David wasn't at fault, this could've just as easily been you, or one of your family members or friends. No matter how safely you drive, you still can't control the driving and decisions that other drivers make. What if this was your spouse or child? You would try everything to make their life a little easier and try to relieve some of their stress so they're able to focus on getting better.
We are asking for help from all our family and friends for any amount you can spare to donate. David will greatly appreciate anything you can do to help him and his family. It's only by the grace of God that he's still alive and with us today. May God bless you for all your prayers and anything you can do to help him in this difficult time. Thank you all so much.
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