Hey everyone! I am sharing this support fund on behalf of Kevin McKeag. On Friday August 4th, 2017, Kevin got into a skateboarding accident. He fell directly onto his arm and shattered his wrist in five places and compacted his radial arm bone.
After an emergency trip to the hospital and a secondary doctor's consult, Kevin made the decision to travel home to Rhode Island to stay with his family. After a third doctor's appointment today, the doctor's suggested that Kevin undergo an intensive surgery that will require general anesthesia, pins to correct some of the fractures, and a platebridge to extend the compaction in his radial bone.
Kevin is an amazing guy that has "literally fallen on hard on times." If you know Kevin at all and his deep love for writing and music, his wrist and arm are integral to his livelihood and life passions. Time is of the essence, as 14 days after a fracture the bones start to knit together and heal. As of now the surgery is set for the 13th day after the initial fall.
To get the ball going on his procedure next week, Kevin needs to raise an intitial payment of $3,205 before next Thursday, August, 17th. Not having health insurance meant that he had to go through a private orthopedic surgeon. And, although they gave him a discount on the rate of the surgery, the final approximated cost is between $4,000-$5,000. And, he might need a second surgery to get the plate removed that's stretching the compacted bone.
The recovery time is 6-8 weeks. During that time he won't be able to work while he is healing and recovering. If we could raise $7,000 to cover overall medical expenses and general care while he can't work, that would be amazing!
- Charles Grayless
- Julia Emery
Organizer and beneficiary
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