Chuck's Medical Expenses

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Raised by 17 people in 3 months
Created August 15, 2018
On Friday, August 10th around 9:50 pm, Chuck A.K.A. Dad was severely injured in a motorcycle accident on East Broad Street in Statesville, NC. He was conscious during the whole accident. Chuck suffered major road rash, internal bleeding from his spleen, and a severed right leg. He was transferred to Wake Forest Baptist Hospital, where he was rushed into emergency surgery to remove his spleen and clean up the severed right leg. Since then, he has undergone 3 surgeries. 

He has a long journey ahead, but his family, friends and the entire medical team continue to be impressed by his strength. Every day he faces new obstacles and we celebrate each of his victories.  Chuck's family appreciates all of your messages of support and prayers. 
 
100% of funds will go directly to Chuck's bills and medical expenses.
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I'll be the first person to tell you that in addition to being an inevitable (and constant) part of life, change can also be incredible exciting. Endings can be scary, but they open the door to new beginnings and fresh starts,. which offer us a great opportunity to grow, test, and challenge ourselves, too. And ultimately, they usually lead to somewhere pretty great--sometimes even to our dreams.

However, none of that matters when you're in the throes of a massive, life-changing upheaval. Days are going to be hard, times are going to be tough. But one thing that I have always admired about my dad-besides him being picked to be mine--is his drive, his determination, and passion to live everyday to the fullest. It's beyond heartbreaking to look at the man who once did everything for himself lay in a hospital bed and not being able to do anything for himself due to the actions of someone else.

Wanted to give a brief update: As of August 27, 2018, Dad remains in the ICU at Wake Forest Baptist Hospital. Dad had yet another surgery on yesterday. We are hoping that soon that the rehab team will begin working with him on small things that we often take for granted. Dad is now on a full diet meaning he can eat whatever he wants, and he is so happy about that.

Dad remains optimistic about his recovery as some days are better than others. I ask that you hug those that mean the most to you a little tighter, and a little longer for tomorrow is never promised. I thank God that my Daddy is still here. There is still a long road ahead of him, but with his AMAZING family and friends, I know that he will make it through this!
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Message From Jennifer (8/15/18)

I’ll be the first person to tell you that in addition to being an inevitable (and constant) part of life, change can also be incredibly exciting. Endings can be scary, but they open the door to new beginnings and fresh starts, which offer us a great opportunity to grow, test, and challenge ourselves, too. And ultimately, they usually lead to somewhere pretty great — sometimes even to our dreams.

However, none of that stuff matters when you’re in the throes of a massive, life-changing upheaval. Days are going to be hard, times are going to be tough. But one thing that I have always admired about my dad-besides him being picked to be mine---is his drive, his determination, and his passion to live everyday to the fullest. It's beyond heartbreaking to look at the man who once did everything for himself lay in a hospital bed and not being able to do anything for himself due to the actions of someone else.

Today has been a good day! We seem to be back on track on the road to recovery. Dad was wheeled down to surgery this morning around 7:15. Surgery was to close his right amputation area and make sure that the muscle within the leg continued to look good. Surgery began around 9:15 am and ended around 11:50 am. Surgery went great. We are hoping and praying that this is the end of the surgeries for Dad. At this time, dad is in very minimal pain. One of the trauma doctors spoke with us this evening about Dad's progress and even mentioned at how tough he must be. Might I add in here, my dad has been thru so much trauma since Friday, and not once complained. He might get frustrated here and there, but he takes each day and continues to make it worth while.

Since he has been here Dad hasn't wanted anything to eat or drink, this evening, Dad was asking (begging) to eat/drink--which is great news. Dad finally got his Diet Cherry Lemon Sundrop tonight, and he is keeping down the liquids, Hopefully tomorrow the NG tube will be removed and we will be one step closer to eating real food. Dad's hemoglobin continues to run low which we are hoping its just from the many surgeries. But the trauma team is continuing to keep an eye on that. Other than that, we are still in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit here at Baptist.

This evening, I just ask that you hug those that mean the most to you a little tighter, and a little longer for tomorrow is never promised. I thank God that my daddy is still here. There is still a long road ahead of him, but with his AMAZING family and friends, I know that he will make it through this!

As always, I can't thank you all enough for the continuous prayers, messages, texts, and phone calls to myself and my family during this time. The outpouring of love and support truly touches my family.

As of right now, there is a gofundme page that has been set up for our family that has been approved. Other than that, please do not give anything to anyone accepting funds on my dad's behalf. We truly are thankful for each and every one of you. #beblessed

“One day you will wake up and there won’t be any more time to do the things you’ve always wanted. Do it now.” — Paulo Coelho
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