Supporting #teamTODD for brain rehabilitation

My name is Ashton Stiles, Todd Stiles is my dad. I am writing to you to ask for your help in getting my dad the financial and rehabilitative support he needs to come back home and be with his family. After a tragic accident 7 weeks ago – please read the story below. He is now at Moss Injury Rehab hospital in PA. The cost is $14,000 a week, we are fighting with insurance to pay at least 50%. They are only willing to pay for 8 weeks, he will need at least six months full day rehab. That is 24 weeks of rehab with only 16 weeks left for us to pay out of pocket to give him the best fighting chance to gain back the skills he needs.  His company, Connectivity Wireless has been amazing in helping. However at some point soon he will need to go on disability. The amount paid by disability barely covers my moms bills much less the price of the cobra insurance premium, rehab and fuel for my mom to make the two hour trip from her house to the hospital.
 
On Tuesday February 2nd, 2021 my dad, Todd Stiles, was involved in a serious auto accident.  Dad was driving his jeep. It had previously snowed but the roads were cleared.  However, he lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a telephone pole.  Dad was unconscious and rushed by ambulance to York hospital. This devastating accident was just the beginning of the trauma for our family.
 
In the hospital the extent of his injuries began to unfold. He sustained an extremely traumatic brain injury, multiple brain hemorrhages, a broken neck, broken collar bone and broken ribs.  He also suffered from sudden cardiac arrest while the trauma team was trying to get oxygen into his lungs.  Dad had multiple surgeries to relieve the pressure in his brain and stabilize his body.  After reviewing his MRI results, he was diagnosed with a diffused axonal injury (DAI), the most traumatic concussion you brain can sustain.  To explain a DAI injury more clearly, this is when the brain shifts rapidly around the skull so hard it causes the brain’s connecting nerves to be sheared.  23 days had gone by with very little improvements or changes except for the fact that he continued gaining control of his body.  During this time, he was intubated sedated and ventilated to continue fighting. He had a tracheostomy placed to assist him with breathing and a feeding tube placed to continue with nutrition.  He was eventually weaned completely off the ventilator and began breathing on his own.
 
On day 24, Dad opened his eyes for the first time and squeezed my mom’s hand.  While this seems like great success the road to recovery and understanding of his brain condition is just beginning.  He has currently been admitted to the Moss Brain Injury Rehabilitation Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  This rehab center specializes in DAI injuries and is ranked in the top ten rehab centers in the United States. As Dad works diligently to fight this injury, he is having intense physical, occupational, and speech therapy daily. Anyone who knows my dad, knows he is fighter and someone who never gives up.  
 
Dad is a humble individual that cares about his family unconditionally.  While many people suffered during the pandemic of 2020, Dad had his best year ever.  He spent less time traveling due to working from home and was extremely happy with his career path as the Senior Vice President of Carrier Sales at Connectivity Wireless.  He helped his son keep the window cleaning business afloat despite multiple businesses closures. He spent many weekends  during the pandemic walking the golf course and focusing on his iron game. He was able to experience his daughter becoming a mother and gaining a granddaughter on March 19th for the first time.  He supported his son getting married and in-turn gaining another daughter. The person he loved the most is his wife of 32 years.  The one person that he has spent over half of his life with. Together they have grown a family, a home, and amazing group of friends.  He continues to make his mother proud and support her through life after the loss of his father.  His family needs him more than words can express. He was the perfect son, husband, father, and pappy.  He answered every question, assisted with any problem, and was the first person to help out and support.  
 
We are all fighting this fight for Dad together. As we fight this fight with Dad we ask for your love, support and never ending prayers. We need your help to bring our dad back home. If you can make a donation to help Dad in his time of need we would be so very grateful.
 
Thank you,
 
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Ashton Stiles
Organizer
East Berlin, PA
Crystal Stiles
Beneficiary

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