Recovery Fund for Sam Smith
As skydivers we know that this is an unforgiving sport, which is why we are grateful to be at this point to be able to start this GoFundMe for Sam Smith. Many know her by her smile, others for her skydiving skills. She is one of a hand full of women to become a tandem instructor during last month's RedBull Fly Girls event.
Sam has been working with my husband Trevor for the last couple of weeks. He was so appreciative for her amazing work ethic along with her huge smile, her positive attitude was contagious. She surprised him, she was the first person to ever give my husband a thank you card. She was simply grateful for the opportunity to work in the sport she loved. That pretty much sums her up.
On Wednesday, February 6th Sam had a terrible accident at the drop zone. She had finished a full day of work jumps and went on the last load of the day for a much needed fun jump. Unfortunately, she had a very bad landing and as a result shattered her pelvis, fractured her T6, broke two fingers, broke her tib/fib & femur, punctured both of her lungs as well as damaged her face. She has already had multiple surgeries and is now in stable condition. She opened her eyes and moved her thumb when asked, however she still has more surgeries and it looks like she won't be walking for months.
She will need therapy, and help financially since she will not be able to work, which is why we are now asking all of her friends, family & Sky Family to come together and give in order to lessen the financial burden ahead of her so she can focus on the recovery.
The family has politely asked that no one visits Sam in the hospital please, FAMILY VISITORS ONLY at this time.
As soon as we have more information, we will update everyone. Thank you so much for you help & positive thoughts.
On behalf of Sam's father, Donald Smith, Sam's mother Benita Smith & Sam's sister, Ally Smith.
Sam has had many surgeries in a short amount of time, her body is resting and the family is waiting just like everyone else to learn what the true extent of her injuries are. At this time there is no definitive timeline for Sam’s recovery. This is why there have not been many updates regarding the status of her condition. We will provide updates on her progress when they occur. The family continues to be in awe of the love and support shown for Sam during this difficult time and can’t thank everyone enough for all they have done and continue to do. Due to Sam’s current condition visitors are limited to family only at this time. Thank you for your understanding.
Sam is hanging in there. She had another surgery last night, she had a perforated bowel. But the surgery went well. She’s still in critical but stable condition. As of today, Sam has not fully regained consciousness since the accident, so there are a lot of unknowns regarding her condition. The family will continue to keep everyone informed of her progress. We truly appreciate all the love and support that everyone has shown and continues to show for Sam. Thank you all so much!