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Family Man in Critical Condition

$48,911 of $250,000 goal

Raised by 552 people in 1 month
Created December 31, 2018
John Philips
on behalf of Magdalena Drakopolous
https://newyork.cbslocal.com/video/4005147-ues-restaurant-rallies-for-injured-manager/

My name is John Philips, the owner of The Mansion Restaurant and am humbly asking our community to help raise funds to aide my best friend and general manager of 15 years. John Drakopoulos was involved in a devastating car accident on the morning of December 30th and is currently in critical condition. Over the coming weeks John will have to undergo reconstructive surgery in order to repair a skull fracture in addition to several other severe injuries. The funds collected during this campaign will be given directly to his wife, Magdalena Drakopoulos and five-year-old son.
Our intention is to provide her with the ability to maintain some quality of life as well as provide for their child as John fights to recover. With limited health coverage and and mounting expenses both John and his family will need all the support possible. Johns recovery is uncertain and will take many months of procedures and therapy. Thank all of you in advance for your help and support. We truly appreciate your love and compassion.




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We wanted to take a minuet to thank everyone for this unbelievable turnout of support for John. Specifically, I want to extend a special thanks to our friends at the NYPD, Yorkville our home, Mr. John Winkelman and each person who has called or visited us to offer their well wishes.
I also wanted to post a quick update as to Johns current condition. We still have a very long road ahead of us. John remains in an induced coma and will remain there for minimally the next two weeks. We are battling unusually high (intercranial) pressure in his head which has impacted his brain. Unfortunately, the best way to maintain safe levels is by keeping him comatose. We are still uncertain as to the extent of the traumatic brain injury and will not know anything until they can safely take him off the respirator and out of the coma. On the other hand, the reconstructive surgery on his skull and face seem to have been a success. The unbelievable doctors at Weill Cornell were able to repair his eye and ear drum and are looking forward to the next round of surgery which include the repair of two spinal fracture.
Over the coming weeks and months Magdalena (wife), Greg (brother), Chris (sister), his extended family and myself will be at the hospital everyday helping John fight to make his recovery both swift and complete. We are so incredibly grateful for the wonderful staff at Cornell Medical Center and for all your love and support. With great humility we thank you!
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$48,911 of $250,000 goal

Raised by 552 people in 1 month
Created December 31, 2018
John Philips
on behalf of Magdalena Drakopolous
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