Shawn James recovery fund



Life can change in the blink on an eye! On Saturday December 9th, my Dad (Shawn James) was adding to his "Griswold" creation of Christmas lights, like he does every year without fail, when he slipped and fell off the roof. He was rushed by ambulance to Kootenai Medical Center where X-rays showed that he had crushed 2 vertebrae in his back and one on his neck. He had surgery on Saturday December 10th to fuse from his T11 to his L3 and place titanium rods and screws. As a result of this surgery he has had some complications with his heart and eyes and will require extended care. My dad is the sole provider in his household and will be without any form of income for 2-3 months at least, and even then the process of returning to work will be very slow. He has been a PDR tech for Dent Wizard for 18 years now and anyone who knows him knows that this is his passion. My parents have never been ones to ask for help, in fact they are usually ones helping everyone else. My dad would give the shirt off his back to a stranger if he thought it would make there life any better. I cannot count the amount of times I have watched them go out of their way to help someone in need. Fortunetly they have medical insurance, but nothing outside of medical bills is covered. Even a single dollar donated will help make this extremely difficult time that much easier to get through. Without this help my Dad and Mom could lose literally everything they have worked so hard for throughout their lives. AGAIN Thank you all in advance for any help you may be able to give and if you cannot donate, please just keep them on your mind and in your prayers. We love you all and GOD BLESS.
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Organizer and beneficiary

Ariel Reed 
Organizer
Hayden, ID
Patricia James 
Beneficiary
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