Steve posing for a picture in front of the Arbor that shortly fell on top of him. Forever changing all of lives.
Julie & Steve enjoying a hike in the mountains.
Because Steve is physically unable to tell his own story he has asked me (his sister-in-law) to tell it for him and on behalf of his loving family (wife- Julia, sons- Eric and Ian, siblings- Patty, Angel and Randy) . This story began on March 14, 2017 at home in Athens, Ga. when Steve fell from a ladder while working on an arbor which resulted in severe injuries permanently damaging his neck, respiratory system, back and lower extremities. Since his fall Steve has not been able to come home.
Instead Steve has spent his time in a hospital bed at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center unable to sit in a chair for any extended length of time warding off one set back after another while trying to build enough strength to sustain long term respiratory and physical therapy. His resolve and positivity, despite these challenges, has been an inspiration to all of us.
For those of us who know Steve we understand that this story is a nightmare for him. The Steve we all know, respect and admire loves to write and perform music, loves to work with his hands and build beautiful woodworks, is a huge sports fan and loves to feel the sun shining on his face. The Steve we know loves his wife Julia with all his heart and soul. He loves being a father, brother, uncle and friend.
So here we are months later with no end in sight to the catastrophic medical bills (Medicare is his only insurance). Steve’s injuries will require a lifetime of professional medical care, costly equipment such as a hospital bed, an electronic wheelchair and additional hospitalizations.
We are reaching out to our collective network of family, friends, and any other caring donors asking for financial support so that we can manage this crushing financial burden. Our goal is to raise $100,000 so that we can
pay past and future hospital bills as well as additional medical costs.
Thank you for spending your time reading Steve’s story. We hope that you will give lovingly so we can bring Steve home.
- Tammi Kennedy
- julie lutz
- Joan Humphries
- Lynne Wells
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