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Kevin Mears Recovery & Family Fund

$7,305 of $8,500 goal

Raised by 48 people in 16 months
Created November 17, 2017
On Thursday, Nov. 15 Kevin was riding his Harley to work when he was t-boned in an intersection by vehicle failing to obey the traffic signal.   He sustained serious injuries to his legs, hip, pelvis and more.  Kevin is a fighter and is battling his injuries along side the team of doctors, nurses and hospital staff.  

Kevin is a hard working mechanic at a Southern California area Harley-Davidson dealership who loves his wife and their two young boys. 

The request for funds for Kevin and his family is organized by his friends and their friends in the motorcycle community to support them at this immeditate time of need.  We want to ensure Kevin, his wife and kids do not have financial stress going into the holiday season so they can focus on being at his side for his long road to recovery. 

If you are unable to contribute cash but have new or old motorcycle parts, accessories or more we have also started a collection to go to the So Cal Cycle Swap in Long Beach on Sunday, November 26 with 100% of the sales going to Kevin and his family.  If you would like to contibute iteams to the sale please DM @rpmmoto or @joakes360 on Instagram.   Or come to the Swap and buy!  We will update the with the swap booth location number soon. 
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Here are some motorcycle pictures, since I can only add 3 pics per update. The bike was totaled out. He only had it for 6 months.
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Hello everyone!

Here we are, a little over a year later. Kevin has finally returned to work on December 4th, 2018. He is not 100% healed, and his doctors are keeping an eye on him over the next month.

Since this campaign started, we havent offered an update here, only on social media. Here is a rundown:

Kevin ended up having multiple surgeries. His family was told he may not make it through the night, but Kevin fought! He is now full of metal in his left hip and leg. He was released from the hospital on December 8, 2017. At his check-up that same day, it was discovered that Kevin had multiple blood clots in his leg (DVT). He is still on blood thinners for that to this day. He spent a few weeks mostly hospital-bed bound once he was home. He had therapists and nurses coming to the house multiple days a week.

Kevin was wheelchair bound for a few months. In February he attempted Physical Therapy to begin walking again, but he was having trouble. He needed another surgery on his leg in March 2018 because not only was his shin bone not healing, it was growing out of his skin, covered by a scab.

Following that surgery, Kevin had a severe allergic reaction to the IV antibiotics he was on daily. The doctors couldnt figure out what was causing all of his symptoms at first (symptoms that mimicked a heart attack) and by the time they saw his CPK numbers (very high, I want to say they were nearing 18,000), he was immediately taken to the hospital and admitted. Kevin was in the hospital through Easter to have his kidneys and liver watched while his doctors were trying to get him through dialysis.

After healing, Kevin began physical therapy again. When he wasnt in his wheelchair, he walked with the assistance of a walker. Eventually, he was able to graduate to a cane.

As of today, Kevn is still in immense pain. He still has an infection that he is taking antibiotics for, but the doctors are unable to identify the type of infection. He walks with a very noticeable limp. Along with the physical pain, he is suffering mentally. Kevin has started back at work for a trial period. As of now, we are unsure what the future holds.

As for his wife and 2 children- Kevin's wife really struggled to take care of him, their then-3 year old, then-5 month old, and herself. Kevin needed meds about every hour at night, along with bandage changes and other miscellaneous things, so she was handling that along with the needs of a new baby. But! She did it. Their older son struggled at first with nightmares and asking if his Daddy was going to die. They have explained the situation in a very child friendly way, so he has accepted and understood all that has happened. Their youngest son has really missed out on a lot that they had planned to do, but has recently bonded with his Daddy. Kevin was upset to miss out on the baby's first Thanksgiving, his sons 4th birthday, and first Christmas, New Year, and Easter with his children due to heavy meds and hospital stays. BUT Kevin and his family and very grateful that they get to have a future together! It has just been a tough year.

Those of you who donated to our family, THANK YOU! You have no idea how much each dollar has meant. Your donations allowed us to get a hospital bed, wheelchair, meds, shower bench, pay some medical bills, and acquire other medical necessities for Kevin. I have no idea how we would have done it without your generosity! We have plans to Pay It Forward as soon as we are able to. ❤ Thank you, thank you, thank you! Please dont hesitate to ask questions and I will do my best to answer!
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$7,305 of $8,500 goal

Raised by 48 people in 16 months
Created November 17, 2017
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