The backstory: On Friday afternoon Tony went to Foodland on his lunch break not knowing that he wouldn't get back to work that day. Tony was hit head on by a white jeep, that was believed to be speeding. The vehicle had been spotted driving erratically and passing cars illegally. The crash was brutal.
Tony had to be cut out of his truck and was rushed to Queens hospital. He broke both femurs and ankles; his hip and pelvic bone, a few ribs, plus several other smaller bones and lacerations. He's lucky to be alive. He has no recollection of being hit.
He's gone through 2 surgeries so far; one on the leg and one on the hip. We're not sure at this point how long he'll have to stay at the hospital. The doctors want to start physical therapy right away which will most likely take months, as he will not be able to put weight on one of his legs for at least two months. He'll also have to wear a neck brace for 6 months.
Reality: Tony works as a carpenter for a local contractor and like most of us here on the North Shore, lives paycheck to paycheck. He has a 3 year old daughter that fully depends on him. He has health insurance through his employer, but we're not sure how long that'll last since he won't be able to work for several months.
His livelihood has been seriously threatened by this accident. He'll be without a paycheck for several months and unable to care for himself or his family for an indefinite amount of time.
Moving forward: Despite all that has happened, Tony is in good spirits and very thankful that he's alive. He and Kellee greatly appreciate everyone's genuine concern and loving thoughts. Please continue to keep them in your prayers.
How you can help: If you wish to donate you may do so here. You can also help by sharing this campaign on your timeline or via email. The money raised will be used to help pay for his medical bills and living expenses during this difficult time.
Kellee will be posting updates on Facebook, but feel free to reach out to anyone in the Falk family for more information. Thank you for all your love and support