On November 2nd, David had a serious motorcycle accident on the 1-5 freeway near Carlsbad while riding to meet his wife, Brogen, for dinner. From what we have gathered, he collided with a car during evening rush hour and after he fell, the back wheel of a truck ran over his mid-section.
He suffered 17 broken ribs, broken collarbone/shoulders/pelvis, and a collapsed lung. Thankfully his spine and head are ok, with no internal bleeding, but tubes have been inserted for oxygen support. He is conscious and able to communicate. He is currently being held in the ICU at Scripps Memorial in La Jolla . Due to COVID regulations, the hospital isn't allowing any visitors. Brogen only saw him briefly right after he was admitted.
David is going into surgery on 11/05 to help reconstruct his rib cage, and after that, another surgery to work on his pelvis. While his complete prognosis will be unknown for some time, we do know he and his family have a long road ahead of them. In a best case scenario, David will be out of work for several months while he recovers.
On behalf of the Russo-Jessup family, we are asking for donations to support his needs for recovery. This fund will be used to offset David's loss of income in the months ahead while he's on bedrest and with any existing/future medical expenses.
We know that David is loved by so many people, literally, around the world. Please continue to keep David, Brogen, and their families in your prayers. They appreciate everyone’s support during this extraordinarily difficult time.
We will update this page as we know more about his condition. Thank you so, so much. <3
- Katie Dewaal
- Sarah Jean & David Teach
- Shan Sebastian
- Scarlett Ma
- Jen Crim