Sunny's Stab Wound

A couple weeks ago Sunny accidentally stabbed herself in the wrist when trying to cut a rope free that had tangled around her tire. She cut through the radial artery, radial nerve and two tendons. Tough Stuff wilderness guide administered first aid on herself and was able to drive to the hospital before she passed out from blood loss.

Sunny had surgery to reattach everything and will be having regular physical therapy soon to strengthen the tendons and reteach the nerves how to make her hand  work again so she can hold a kayak paddle and a drumstick.  PT is three sessions a week for a couple months.

With no health insurance the medical bills are adding up and the physical therapy is needed NOW!  Sunny's Winter reserves (in Alaska they earn from May to September to live from October to April) have been sucked away and by the time she can guide an expedition or tend bar again the season will be long over.  This fund will ensure Sunny can get the PT so her hand will work again so she can work again and maybe stop up a leak or two in her budget so she doesn't sink. 

Sunny's Alaska friends are all aboard to help!  This link is to the Facebook post Support for Sunny announcing a benefit on Eclipse Evening:

Please Like/Share/Post all over the world!

"It is no shock that the kind and generous people of Seward are jumping at the opportunity to help out! Carri Fisher, Stacy and Kevin Lane have generously offered to host a benefit dinner at the Cookery, and will be putting out Tacos! Tyson and his crew will be putting on the music. Please come show Sunny that her Seward family is here to help!"


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Timothy Hansen 
Nashville-Davidson, TN
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