Matt Sonne (aka "Sonne" - sounds like Sonny), was involved in a shooting incident on July 18th, 2017, where the gunman shot Sonny 7 times. The article can be read here: Teacher Charged With Shooting Tinley Park Man Seven Times After Traffic Accident
Sonne is a great friend with a huge heart that's more than willing to give the shirt off his back if someone needed it. He's a great friend to many and is loved by his family and friends. He has a long, long road to recovery. He currently has a bullet lodged his brain behind his right ear, causing nerve damage where he's lost all control of the right side of his face. There's a second bullet lodged in his lower back near the L1 and L2 vertebrae. Both bullets cannot be removed at this time. He has nerve damage in his left arm due to another bullet wound. He's already gone through 2-3 surgeries to repair injuries to his small intestine. Six bullet holes have to have the dressings changed twice a day, which is very painful to him. He has to have more surgeries in the near future to repair the nerve damage.
Here's an update on Sonne's condition as of Sunday, July 23rd:
"The urgent concern is the fluid buildup in his brain. They are doing scans everyday to compare the swelling and make sure the pressure does not change for the worse. We will not know about the facial paralasis until the swelling subsides. He also has loss of feeling in his fingers, also a wait and see. Both of those are due to nerve damage. Initially Matthew was unable to hear anything on the right side, but the hearing is improving and should continue to improve with time. We are so grateful that the other gunshots missed his vital organs. They will not be able to remove the bullets lodged in his brain and his back. When Matthew is awake he is very aware of what happened and what is going on, so that is a positive sign regarding brain injuries."
Please help us raise funds and offer up prayers. Supporting Sonne with whatever you can give and help relieve the financial burden would be greatly appreciated. With financial assistance, Sonne and his family can focus on his recovery, getting healthy and getting strong again. Edward Sonne and Dawn Sonne (Matt's parents) will have full access to the funds being donated.
Thank you for your support!! And please share this campaign as often as you'd like!!