The Preece Medical Fund

$62,401 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 505 people in 2 months
Created June 12, 2018
On June 11th Josh Preece was seriously injured while mountain biking in the Mt Washington Valley. Unfortunately, Josh sustained life-threatening neck and spinal injuries and was air lifted to Dartmouth Hitchcock Hospital after the incident, where he will be further evaluated over the next few days. Josh and his family, including his wife and two children, will have a long road to recovery ahead of them and will need as much help as possible. 

Josh grew up in the Mt Washington Valley (North Conway, NH) and is a very talented home builder.  His passions are his family, skateboarding, snowboarding, and mountain biking. He is a dedicated family man and spends as much quality time with his wife and two children as the days allow, on the slopes during the winter, or hiking, biking and exploring the East Coast for family trips during the Spring and Summer.

Josh is the type of person that would give the shirt off his back for anyone in need, and has always been there to help others without hesitation. We are asking you to help Josh and his family during this difficult time. No donation is to small and will be greatly appreciated by the family, as their medical bills are growing exponentially.  

Thank you,

The Preece Family.
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Yesterday Josh's tracheotomy tube was changed to a smaller one, allowing him to speak when he is not hooked to the ventalator. His voice was horse, but still his, and great to hear!! Getting to listen to him talk just reiterated how positive his attitude is. He was off the vent for two 6 hour sessions yesterday and again today. So he is able to talk for those 12 hours. Tomorrow he will be off the vent for two 8+ hour sessions! They say if he keeps this up he could be done with the treciatomy and vent next week!!
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Josh had a tracheotomy surgery on Monday. This was done so that the ventalator tube could be removed from his mouth. The ventalator is still aiding his breathing, but now through the tracheotomy. The doctors where very close to just removing the ventalator tube and not doing the tracheotomy. But he was just not quite ready yet. He will soon be able to talk, eat, and drink. Today he was moved to the Spaulding Rehabilitation Center in Boston. This is an incredible rehab facility. Ranked 4th in the nation for spinal cord injuries. Josh can now begin healing and working to getting back to the things he loves. He is determined and has already been going above and beyond during the PT/OT he has been doing. It will no doubt be Josh keeping them busy and not the other way around! Thank you all again for your incredible support for Josh!
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Josh is still in the ICU at Dartmouth, but he is stable and patiently waiting for a tracheotomy which will probably happen on Monday. He has been continuing trials of breathing on his own and is up to 1 hour intervals. He is anxious to get off the vent, but the doctors are taking precautions and giving him more time. He was accepted into Spaulding rehab in Boston and will probably be transferred there next month. He is regaining more and more muscle function in his triceps, biceps and wrists but Spaulding is where the magic WILL happen! Thank you Danny Toumarkine for your inspirational visit today. You are living proof that miracles do happen!
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Raised by 505 people in 2 months
Created June 12, 2018
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