Chad's Recovery

On November 22nd, Chad Wilkerson was driving alone in the fog and icy conditions to go fly fishing in the Yakima canyon when he lost control  of his vehicle. His truck went into the median and flipped over, ejecting him from the vehicle. First responders brought him to Kadlec emergency where he was intubated and sedated.

He suffered multiple fractures including in his left forearm and wrist, both hip sockets, and in his left ankle. He also sustained a head injury. He is currently recovering slowly, with his wife Claire by his side every minute she's allowed by the hospital. Anyone who knows Chad and Claire will attest to their generosity and genuine good nature, willing to be there for anyone in need. But now they need us. 

Medical and rehabilitation expenses are rising daily. He's likely to spend the next few months in a wheelchair and will need a lot of physical therapy. In order for Chad to get the support he needs, I'm asking for everyone to give what they can and support an incredible guy. I know times are tough, but every bit helps. This is what it's all about, folks. Compassion and community. I don't think there will be any trouble garnering support from those who know him. And those that don't--you'll just have to take my word for it that he's worth the support about as much as anyone in the world. 

One of the funniest, most kindhearted and genuine guys in the world--the kind of guy who'll show up to fix your flat tire, refuse your payment and buy you coffee instead. He's the kind of guy we just need more of. So please, take a minute and consider what you're able to give in this tough time, click a couple of buttons, send out some good karma and know that your donation is going to help two of the most incredible during an incredibly difficult time.52841130_1606337228314670_r.jpeg52841130_1606337251712479_r.jpeg52841130_1606337289404099_r.jpeg52841130_1606337315304703_r.jpeg52841130_1606337340332212_r.jpeg52841130_1606337360739497_r.jpeg52841130_1606337512823686_r.jpeg


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  • Laurie Conbeer  
    • 50 $ 
    • 3 d
  • Cassie Welch 
    • 50 $ 
    • 5 d
  • Anonymous 
    • 25 $ 
    • 7 d
  • Susan Landis 
    • 100 $ 
    • 15 d
  • Tamera Spangler 
    • 200 $ 
    • 18 d
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Organizer and beneficiary

Israel Vasquez 
Richland, WA
Claire Wilkerson 
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