Hope for Daniel

$3,750 of $25k goal

Raised by 64 people in 16 months
Myra Sue Goodrum  MEMPHIS, TN
It is with a broken heart that I feel forced to share my son Daniels strory. This is a mothers worst nightmare. On November 11, 2015, 1/4 mile from his home Daniel was involved in a horrific car accident at the hands of a drunk driver. This driver instead of trying to help my son ran from the scene. The results of this accident has left Daniel paralyzed from the chest down. He has some movement in his arms but not his hands. His neck was broken in 4 places from c3 to c7. The arteries on both sides of his neck were damaged and required stints to keep blood flowing to his brain. He will be on blood thinner for the rest of his life as well as on going physical therapy . Daniel has 2 daughters and a sweet baby boy on the way, due in Jan. Such a joyful occasion now has a dark cloud hanging over it. Daniel may never be able to pick up his little boy. He is heart broken. He had just started a new and better job just 3 days before the accident. We have been told by his team of Drs that he will need extensive in hospital physical therapy to cope and learn how to hopefully live a productive life with his injuries. Because Daniel has no health ins rehabilitation facilities will not accept him, so he will be sent home. The one hospital that could take him has no beds but he is on a waiting list. We are working on getting him disability ins. and have been told this could take several months, but till then I have to get our home handicap accessible.... Handicap ramp and bathroom facilities are at the top of the list. I know eventually he will need a handicap van for him and his family. We are told we have about 10 days before he and his family comes home to live with me. Needless to say I am very concerned, as I also take care of Daniels disabled father and my elderly mother who has congestive heart failure. Emotions are still raw right now.... love, hurt, sadness, scared, panic..but through faith and multiple prayer chains God has blessed us with Daniels life. Our faith in our Lord Jesus Christ keeps us sustained. Thank you for listening to a rambling mother. It has helped just to be able to talk and have you listen.

As of this writing the driver of the truck has been arrested. We now know the man had no auto ins to help with the astronomical medical bills as well as future medical and personal needs for Daniel and his family. Thank you again.
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Update 6
Posted by Myra Sue Goodrum
14 months ago
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This will be the last update you will be receiving on Daniel as we lost him last night night. He has gone home to be with our lord. No more pain no more heartache. I sit in my truck and wonder how we will get through this but I know the answer, it is our wonderful savior. He leaves his three beautiful children behind. I will let family and friends know of the arrangements when I know. His fund is still active and need any donations to help pay for the final expenses. Thank you in advance. God bless each of you.
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Update 5
Posted by Myra Sue Goodrum
14 months ago
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It's been a while since I have done an update on Daniel and his family. The handicap ramp has been built and the bathroom is under construction. We have been blessed to have met a wonderful young man doing the work. His name is Daniel Dooley. He has been an inspiration to my son Daniel and to our family. We had a scare when Daniel's son was born 6 weeks early but is now home doing well. My husband has been in the hospital twice after I found him unresponsive in the floor at home but I was able to do cpr till the paramedics arrived. He is recouperating from double pneumonia. Daniel and his family is in desperate need of a vehicle . When he comes home there will be Dr visits several times a week as well as baby Ryder. The drunk driver responsible for this tragedy will only be charged with a hit and run. But we are focusing on this sweet addition Ryder Goodrum and Daniel's recovery. He is moving his arms and started having movement in one leg. We are asking for $10,000. dollars to help fund a vehicle for my sons family. Blessings have been multiple since the accident Nov 11, 2015. God has carried this family and brought many beautiful people into our lives. The help in funding a vehicle for my sons family would be greatly appreciated.
Ryder Goodrum
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Update 4
Posted by Myra Sue Goodrum
16 months ago
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I want to thank everyone for your donations, your support, and especially your prayers through this most difficult time. I am truly blessed. Daniel is expected to be leaving the hospital tomorrow for the next step in his recovery. He will be going to a skilled nursing facility for a few weeks for the first phase of physical therapy. I will keep you posted.
He needs a haircut and shave.
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Update 3
Posted by Myra Sue Goodrum
16 months ago
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UPDATE on Daniel. He will have to go to a rehab-nursing home for a short while before coming home. This should happen in a few days . This will give me a little more time to raise money for the bathroom that needs to be fixed for Daniel. The money raised so far will just take care of the handicap ramp. I estimate the bathroom will take about $2000. to fix this is with the labor being donated. The hospital called asking what auto ins to send the bill to. Since the driver had no ins the bills are coming to us. Please help in any way. From a mother who who just wants to take care of her son I thank you very much. The donation site is gofundme.com/mdd25uh8
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Cindy Wylie Dalton
14 months ago

So sorry for your loss. God bless you all.

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$3,750 of $25k goal

Raised by 64 people in 16 months
Created December 2, 2015
Myra Sue Goodrum  
DG
$10
Danielle Goodrum
16 months ago
3
3

Thanks for all ur prayers for my dad and family. So glad to hear he is getting better

EW
$50
Erin West
14 months ago
1
1
AW
$20
Amanda Warren
16 months ago
1
1

I know its not much but I know every bit helps. I love y'all and am praying for Daniel and everyone daily.

$50
Zachary Legg
14 months ago

Rest easy old friend.

TO
$50
terry oswald
14 months ago

U will be loved and missed but ill see u again one day

JK
$200
Jason Kuykendall
14 months ago
HT
$50
Heather Teague(McDivitt)
14 months ago
$57
Cindy Eschbach
14 months ago

I'm so sorry for your loss. May God provide for all your needs.

SB
$25
Sammie Butts
14 months ago
DM
$100
Debbie McDivitt
14 months ago

my heart is broken for you and the family. Praying for comfort and strength for you and his sweet children.

Cindy Wylie Dalton
14 months ago

So sorry for your loss. God bless you all.

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