Yesterday, January 27, 2019, my young friend Mark Wilbourne, 18 years old and a high school senior, was training for a triathlon when he lost control of his bicycle and crashed into a parked car. By the grace of God, Mark survived but he suffered a terrible neck injury. Mark broke his neck at the C6 vertebrae and after emergency surgery this morning, the prognosis is paralysis below the chest. https://www.reviewjournal.com/local/summerlin/summerlin-area-family-regroups-after-active-teens-paralysis-1590583/?fbclid=IwAR3-eb-f9Bgl29p-bjhSMYC7INxrR54J6BDPCWrDeCo5p9bxMsOVljMTVfM
Mark is a brilliant, caring and talented young man who now must learn to overcome what will be his greatest challenge. His parents are my best friends. They too are now faced with a life altering situation that requires our help and hopefully your generosity. This GoFundMe account would provide them the necessary money to rebuild their home to be wheelchair accessible for their son. Long term care, occupational therapy, and potentially follow-on medical procedures.
This is a real tragedy that we can help mitigate. We can help this family in their greatest time of need by giving just a little so they can heal their son and their family. I'd ask you say a prayer for them to give them strength and courage to persevere...and if you can, I'd ask you consider a donation to a wonderful family who needs our help. I will provide updates on Mark's progress as we know more information.
Thank you for anything you can give. Rob Novotny