On October 24th 2017, Glenn Brickey was in an ATV accident. It happens. His back hurt badly and Glenn and his wife took this seriously.
They found out that Glenn broke his back.
Glenn’s doctor and insurance company asked for an emergency MRI. After 3 doctor’s office visits, 4 hospital visits and 12 days, he still hadn’t received it. During this time, Glenn was indefinitely removed from work. He was beginning to lose function in his left leg.
On November 2nd, he still had not received an MRI. His doctor was continually checking the status, awaiting the MRI because he was worried about permanent neurological damage. St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction, CO said that they were “too busy” to administer an MRI with IV sedation. His wife Crystal took him down there and was waiting, trying to call anyone and everyone who might be able to help get Glenn medical attention. The NP in Admissions literally snickered at her.
Soon after, Crystal called Community Hospital and spoke directly with the Radiology Department. That same afternoon, the compassionate and amazing staff at Community Hospital admitted Glenn and he was finally seen.
The damage was worse than they'd thought.
Glenn's L4-L5 disc had been severed in half.
The anterior portion was protruding into his belly. The posterior half was pushed into his spinal column, kind of like someone squeezed a tube of toothpaste into a straw, and was entangled with the spinal column itself – 6 millimeters worth.
Monday morning, November 6th, Glenn will meet with a Neurosurgeon and most likely have back surgery within a week. Because of the complexity of the damage and the entanglement of his spinal nerves with the disc itself, the surgery will have to be done in Denver, CO.
There is a significant chance that Glenn may never walk again.
Even if he does (and we are praying so hard for that!), Glenn will have a long road of recovery ahead of him. His wife will have travel and lodging expenses to travel between her husband in Denver and being home with her children in Grand Junction. Glenn will have astronomical medical bills from the surgery, physical therapy, and recovery.
Glenn Brickey is a husband, father and friend I’ve always thought of as a gentle giant. Crystal and Glenn are compassionate, giving souls who help friends and strangers alike without thought of reward. What little they have, they share freely and with love. They are always there when you need them.
Today I’m asking you to help them back. Any amount will help. Let’s band together and help the Brickey family while they struggle financially and emotionally through this harrowing ordeal. Help them supplement their hard earned dollars enough to keep their bills paid and prevent this medical tragedy from wiping them out.
Please surround them with love, light and prayer as they brave this challenge together.
DonationsSee top donations
- Vic Brizz
- Dan & Lisa Cowan
- Mary Stewart
Organizer and beneficiary
#1 fundraising platform
More people start fundraisers on GoFundMe than on any other platform. Learn more
Expert advice, 24/7
Contact us with your questions and we’ll answer, day or night. Learn more