Surgery and Rehab.

James was hit by a drunk driver about a month ago. The driver did not have a driver’s license nor automobile insurance. Unfortunately, James suffered bone fractures to his elbow/forearm. In addition to this damage, the tendons and muscles in his left arm were ripped from the bone.
Currently, James does not have health insurance and won’t be eligible for ObamaCare until January 2019. Despite his lack of insurance, and the urgency of having the surgeries require to prevent the total loss of his left arm (James is left-handed), James has moved forward with completing the first of a series of surgeries aimed at repairing his arm. The first surgery entailed repairing the fractures to the bones which took several metal pins. Fortunately his arm is healing well and mobility to his fingers are returning; however, he has absolutely no muscle strength and is only capable of lifting coins. James is healing well and he is currently undergoing his 2nd surgery on October 24th which aims to repair the ripped tendons and muscles. After the surgery is completed, James will begin rehabilitation in an attempt to strengthen his muscles.
James will be out of work for almost a month while healing from the second surgery which will be followed by several more months of rehabilitation. Due to the out-of-pocket cost of the surgery, the cost associated with the rehabilitation, and several months of unemployment during this process, we are attempting to help James raise $3,600.00 for surgery-related expenses. We know that everyone has their own financial obligations; however, any financial assistant you could offer towards helping James save his dominant arm would be sincerely appreciated. Thank you for taking the time to read James’ story. Best wishes!
  • Heather Staniszewski 
    • $10 
    • 32 mos
  • Jere Smith 
    • $30 
    • 32 mos
  • Lauren Rock 
    • $10 
    • 33 mos
  • Curtis Henry 
    • $100 
    • 33 mos
  • James Street 
    • $300 
    • 33 mos
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James Funk 
Atlanta, GA
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