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Lauck Ward's Long Road to Recovery

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Raised by 110 people in 2 months
A few days ago Lauck was in a bad accident. He was hit by a car. He has suffered many injuries and has a long road ahead of him filled with surgeries, physical therapy, and unfortunately a lot of pain. 
Among his injuries are both legs broken, both shoulders broken, right hip broken, right arm broken and 10 broken ribs. Currently he has pins and rods coming out of both legs. Once the exterior rods are removed, surgeons will be putting permanent pins into both legs. It is both bones in the shin that were broken, in both legs. 
In addition to the leg surgeries he already had, he has also had surgeries on his hip, and right shoulder.  In the future he will most likely be having surgery on the left shoulder too. 
After speaking with his doctors we have found out that he has a long road of rehabing ahead, it coukd be as much as 12 months before he is able to be on his own once again. 
Unfortunately he does not have any insurance.
In addition to the extreme pain he is in, he us also consumed with fear and anxiety on how he is going to be able to cover the extreme expenses in his future. 
I have set up this GoFundMe in the hopes of helping to cover some of his medical expenses and any other expenses associated with his condition. 
Im hopeful that he has a relatively easy road to recovery, but from how it looks and what we have been told by the surgeon, it is going to be very difficult and long.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read this, and if able to help in anyway, I'd like to thank you from the both of us.
Please keep Lauck in your thoughts, sending love, peace, positivity, and light.
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May 31, 2019 - Just like to keep everyone up to date.
Lauck's been home a little bit now and it's been an adjustment, to say the least. The one I'm really thankful for - he's home. But it's been hard. He still has a lot of work ahead of him. He still can't really walk, but is pushing through the pain to get stronger. A lot of physical therapy is still needed. And we're still trying to navigate how to get the support and aid that he needs and deserves. There are still a lot of expenses, and a magnitude of bill's that just seem to never stop, in his future before he's independent enough to, for lack of a better term, be on his own 2 feet again. The support hes getting through this campaign is really helping and has meant so much. It really is what is making everything possible right now. If you can donate, we would really be so appreciative, and to those who have, thank you so much. Without you guys I dont really know how Lauck would be able to keep it all going and stay positive enough to do it.
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May 20, 2019 - IT'S Lauck 's BIRTHDAY!!
He miraculously made it to 42!

He finally made it home with a wheelchair and a walker, and is now learning to navigate the apartment and his new way of life. Lauck still has a long road of recovery, including lots of healing, lots of physical therapy and more. He is still dealing with a lot of pain, but he pushes through it because he is determined to walk and live a normal life again. Right now he has no use of his right arm because of breaking the right shoulder and right humorous bone (which required extensive surgery and the insertion of rods, pins and screws -- the ball of his shoulder broke off of the bone and the muscle had to be repaired).

There are still lots of expenses rolling in and all the outpouring of love, positivity and donations has really helped to allow him the peace of mind to really concentrate on healing and gaining strength. Acceptance of Lauck's new reality has been difficult, but he is learning to cope and gain hope and strength in himself, which is something he has struggled with in the past. Through this process of healing he has learned to humble himself and ask for help which hasn't always been easy for him.

If you are able to help, please consider giving Lauck a birthday gift that will really make a difference in his life by donating.

Your continued support through this means so much to him. This campaign is really allowing him to concentrate on what is truly important at this time, getting Lauck better.

Thank you again,
Jodi
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May 7, 2019 - Hi! This is Jodi again. As i had mentioned earlier, I'm going to post periodic updates. I'd like to keep everyone up to date on Lauck's recovery and how we are trying to help him.
I realize that I hadn’t mentioned in my original post that I am Lauck's girlfriend, Jodi Coen.  We've been living together for 2 years now. Because of this, I am currently the one handling the donations from the campaign, as Lauck is still in the hospital.
I also felt I should help clarify how we are hoping to help him with this GoFundMe campaign. Right now, all we can do is help to keep him comfortable and relatively relaxed and happy while he is in the hospital, as the hospital has now basically become his new home. It will be quite a while before he will be back in our apartment.
Together we have decided the best way to use these funds is to save the majority of them for when it comes time to start making purchases like walkers, commodes, prescriptions, travel (we do not have a car, and he will not be able to take public transportation for quite a very long time) and any other changes that will need to be addressed within the apartment, any changes that may need to be made to accommodate what will be his 'new normal' for quite some time.
Currently I am his sole care-giver, outside of hospital staff of course, so it has fallen on me to keep his mood up and positive. And to make sure everything else that could be neglected is being taken care of.
Among that are his 3 cats and turtle, whom he regards as his children.
Unfortunately, we have also just found out that the person who hit him does not have the type of insurance that covers accidents of this sort, so insurance will not be paying for any of Lauck's injuries.
The love and support that we are receiving from everyone has meant everything to us. It is allowing us to breathe during this time of total uncertainty.
Lately it has become important for me to be with him as often as I can, as his mood, his emotional state, is very much suffering. I am very worried for him and it means so much to me to have so many people helping and thinking of him.
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