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Firefigher/Paramedic/Marine Vet Needs Help

$4,330 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 69 people in 25 days
Created May 22, 2019
39409260_1558562808820130_r.jpeg39409260_1558550962896610_r.jpegOn May the 3rd, my brother, Mark Hilley and my niece, Natalie Hilley, were involved in a terrible motorcycle accident. Natalie sustained injuries but fortunately was released from the hospital the same day as the accident. My brothers’ injuries were more severe. He had to be air-lifted to a trauma hospital in Alabama. He suffered nine broken ribs, broken wrist, lacerations to his liver, spleen and kidneys, a collapsed lung and a leak around his heart. He spent eight days in ICU, and four days in PCU before he was allowed to go into a regular room. It was touch and go in the beginning, and, as a family, we were all worried as to whether or not he would pull through. Thankfully, he has survived the accident, but after multiple surgeries, medications, and soon, rehabilitation, his medical bills are growing exponentially.

 

Mark is a Marine veteran and is married with two children. He is a very devoted, dedicated, and loving husband and father. He works three jobs to support his family. He is a District Chief with the Gulfport Fire Dept., a firefighter/paramedic with the Harrison County Fire Service and is a paramedic for AMR. He has served as a firefighter for over twenty years. Mark is a hardworking man with a kind heart. He would give the shirt off his back to anyone in need.  Many years ago, when my son was only about eleven years old, we were driving on our way to my brother’s house for a cookout. My son said to me, “I hope I’m like Uncle Mark when I grow up” and I said, “A Fireman?” and my son said “No, a worthy man!!” That absolutely sums my brother up.

 

Unfortunately, this accident will leave Mark and his family in a lot of financial stress; especially if he is unable to work for any length of time. I hope that you will consider helping my brother by making a donation towards his medical bills. He has served his country with pride, has an unbeatable work ethic, is willing to go the extra mile for his family, and has helped save lives as a paramedic and a firefighter. Thank you for any help you can offer, and please share!
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My brother wanted me to share this message with everyone:

"Thank you to everyone, from life long friends and family to total strangers who have sent prayers, love and support to me and my family.

It is amazing and yet at the same time an incredibly humbling experience to know that so many people care about us. I am used to being the one "doing the helping", now its the other way around.

Rest assured your efforts are not in vain. Right now I am beaten up, but I am not Beaten. I will get up every day and take these hard steps to recover until I am back on my feet again. I'm lucky to be alive, and by the Grace of God, I have been given one of the rarest things in life, a second chance.
Mark Hilley"

Thank you to everyone who has shared, donated, prayed, etc. to help my brother and his family. He has a long road to recovery ahead of him, but everyone's efforts will make that road a little less of a burden to travel.
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$4,330 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 69 people in 25 days
Created May 22, 2019
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