HELPING OUR FAMILY DURING THIS HEALING PROCESS

On December 8th just before 6pm.... My 3 year old daughter, my Fiancee, myself and two of our best friends were involved in a terrible car accident. We were on our way to meet some friends for dinner when our car was suddenly rear ended at an extreme rate of speed, (especially for that area). By the damage to our car, it is a miracle that ALL of us survived. Dustin and myself sustained serious injuries which landed us in the ICU at OHSU. Dustin has 4 broken ribs, a dislocated hip and a lacerated liver. I have damaged both carotid arteries, suffered a stroke and a brain injury/bleeding in the brain. I expect to be in the hospital for several weeks before being transferred to outpatient following a strict routine which includes speech, occupational, physical and recreational therapies. I am in the process of completing paperwork to request FMLA and short term disability since I do not know when or if I will be able to return to work as a fully functioning employee. I am hoping to be protected. The facts of the accident are unclear, not sure if the driver that hit us was intoxicated and/or was experiencing a seizure. There is an investigation underway and we hope to get some answers. Due to this event happening during the holiday season you can imagine how difficult these next few weeks will be on our families . Anthony is going to be taking at least a month or more off of work in order to attend therapy with me so that he can be prepared for what life is going to be like once I am cleared to return home. I need his love and support more than anything during this healing process. We are trying to figure out how my hospital bills alone, in addition to our monthly Bill's and other financial losses due to this unexpected circumstance will be handled... I feel extremely grateful for all of the love and support we have received in the last 6 days and I plan to keep updates available for those who have so kindly donated to our health and rehabilitation fund! Here are some links for more info: https://www.kgw.com/article/traffic/5-injured-in-crash-on-se-division-street-in-portland/283-ac0cb12b-541e-4303-a0d3-576bc43e5d56 https://www.oregonlive.com/news/2019/12/crash-destroys-power-pole-and-closes-three-blocks-in-southeast-portland.html https://www.koin.com/news/crashes/5-injured-in-se-division-rollover-crash/

Donations

  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 4 mos
  • Joanie Davis 
    • $50 
    • 6 mos
  • Colette French  
    • $25 
    • 6 mos
  • Breezy Smith 
    • $20 
    • 6 mos
  • Stephen Tichenor  
    • $25 
    • 6 mos
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Organizer

Tristin Denney 
Organizer
Portland, OR
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