Stivers Family Hope Fund

On any given day there can be an event that can change your life forever. That event can be big, or it can be small. It could be something as amazing as winning the lottery. You could be getting married, having a baby, graduating school, or starting a career. But to some, one event can be life changing in the most terrible way. On August 3rd the Stivers family's lives would no longer be the same. A father, a pap pap, a husband, an uncle, and a friend, was involved in a car vs motorcycle wreck. Jim Stivers was the victim on the motorcycle when someone in a jeep pulled out right in front of him. Jim was going the speed limit, but had no way of stopping and hit the side of his jeep head on. He flipped over the vehicle and landed on his feet, spinning the Jeep 180 degrees. Witnesses had seen the Jeep pull out onto the road last minute and had said there was no way Jim could have avoided it. He had sustained multiple severe injuries and was rushed to Allegheny General Hospital. Scans found that he has a shattered femur, a broken knee, 2 broken ankles, 2 broken fingers, 10 dislodged toes, a broken heel and his elbow has been skinned to the bone. He has had few surgeries, one to set his toes, one to set his fingers and one to piece his femur back together, in just 2 days. He will need another surgery on his femur in 2 weeks, and more to come. Jim has a long road ahead of him. He is expected to be in the hospital for up to a month, or more, for strictly surgeries. And an estimated 9 months to a year  recovery time after therapy. He is the sole provider of the household and now his wife Melissa, will be left with not only the stress of making sure her husband recovers, but also taking care of their children, keeping up with their farm, getting her son and nephew back to school, her daughter through a second year of college and a whole lot of other responsibilities she was once able to share with Jim. We are asking, if you are able, to please donate to support a family that is in need right now. A family that could easily have been your own. Remember, their lives were flipped completely upside down in just one second. Their lives will never be the same after this, and any bit of help we can get will make a huge difference to not only the family, but Jim as well.
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    • $50 
    • 42 mos
  • Craig Bentz 
    • $25 
    • 44 mos
  • Gregory Dominick 
    • $50 
    • 44 mos
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    • $100 
    • 44 mos
  • Christian Pegher 
    • $50 
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Organizer and beneficiary

Katie Stivers 
Buffalo Township, PA
James Stivers 
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