Truck Explosion Survivor Ryan Gage

Our thoughts and prayers are with Ryan Gage as he walks the road to recovery. On August 12th, 2018 Ryan and his father Chris were involved in an explosion on their food truck while preparing for an event. The ensuing fire left them both badly burned and their food trailer destroyed. Among other injuries Ryan suffered burns on 28% of his body, the most severe on his hands and abdomen. At this time Doctors are anticipating approximately 30 days of hospital care with rehab and home care to follow. Ryans hands incurred the worst of the burns as he was trying to help his father whose shirt was on fire. At this time his Doctor expects that he will require skin grafts on his hands as part of his recovery.
32138348_1534273461301494_r.jpeg          Below is a link to one of the many news stories explaining what happened that day.
https://lancasteronline.com/news/local/father-son-burned-during-fire-at-food-trailer-sunday-outside/article_878a6008-9f1a-11e8-bfb7-0fedf7b0e0e5.html 

Ryan Gage is a 25 year old chef whose Italian roots inspire his work in the kitchen and in life. Ever since he was little he has dreamed of working beside his father, learning the family recipes that have been handed down over generations. 2 years ago his goal became reality when they bought their food trailer and opened Garofalo’s Calabria, serving old world Italian Cuisine their menu was filled with hand shaped pastas, scratch made sausage and meatballs and Hand-Tossed pizzas. They frequented farmers markets and local events, working with locals to bring fresh ingredients and seasonal produce to their customers. This year they were voted LNP’s Reader’s Choice Award 3rd place for Favorite Food Truck.
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As anyone who loves to dabble in the kitchen knows, your hands are one of the most important tools you have. Mixing pasta dough, shaping tortellini, kneading pizza dough, Ryan’s hands are vitally important to his work. Healing the burns on Ryan’s hands will be a long and painful process. He will need skin grafts due to the extensive damage done during the fire. The recovery process will involve therapy and rehab and Doctors are anticipating that it will be a year before he is healed and physically recovered. We are collecting donations to help pay for medical bills, therapy and expenses as he is unable to work during recovery.
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Just a quick few details about myself (Dylan Fisher) and what to expect out of this "GoFundMe" page.
I am the page admin and am currently living in Elgin, Illinois. I grew up with Laurel Ellsworth, who is Ryan's girlfriend. Laurel is like a sister to me and I would do anything for family. The majority of the funds raised will be put toward medical bills and any immediate needs Ryan may have while his is going through recovery. Thank you all so much for supporting Ryan in his time of need and sharing his story.
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Dylan Fisher 
Organizer
Raised $150 from 2 donations
Elgin, IL
Jessica Coblentz 
Team member
Raised $1,391 from 20 donations
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