My brother's life changed on October 26.
Dustin Moore was a 27 year old man driven by physical activity. He loved hockey and running with his dog, he spent many hours learning about personal fitness and nutrition every week, and he worked as an assistant manager at a fitness equipment company. He didn't make much money, but he put up with the poor hours and the low pay because he loved to help people find the right methods to help them in their quests for self improvement. Dustin had struggled with his own personal issues, and because of that, he knew that relentlessly striving to improve yourself was a source of positive change in and of itself.
I use the past tense because Dustin was hit by a car on his motorcycle last Saturday and we don't know if he'll ever be the same man again. On his way to work, he was safely going straight through the Yonge and Davis intersection in Newmarket when he was hit by a left turning car. He is currently in an induced coma at the Critical Care Unit at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto. Physically, both his legs are broken, his hand is shattered, and his skull is fractured. He has several broken ribs and a fractured pelvis. At this point, we are just so thankful that Dustin is alive, as not everyone may have been so lucky.
He got out of surgery to set his broken bones yesterday, and the doctors say that it is likely he will recover physically with intensive therapy and perseverance. However, we have no idea how severe the neurological damage is. We are still waiting for him to be healthy enough to wake up as there is significant bleeding in his brain, and the extent of Dustin’s brain damage is uncertain at this time. What is certain is that the next months will be a trial to leave the hospital, and the next years will be a struggle for physical, neurological, and emotional recovery.
He is being supported by his father Daryl, and his brothers Zack, Tyler and Russell to the best of our means, but we know that he will likely require more than we are able to provide. If you have the ability, we hope that you can help us support him in this difficult time. Any donations you provide will go directly to Dustin to assist in supporting his recovery. If you do not have the means to donate financially, we only hope that you can give him your positive thoughts for his ongoing recovery.
Thank you for your time in reading about Dustin. If you would like any other information or a location to send cards or well-wishes, please contact Zachary Moore at [email redacted].
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