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Drew's Recovery Road Fund

$31,515 of $30,000 goal

Raised by 381 people in 6 months
Created February 26, 2018
Drew was crossing Eastlake Avenue in front of work when he was struck by a vehicle.  He was taken to Harborview and has been receiving the best care available.  Drew sustained a head injury and underwent surgery immediately.  The surgery was successful and he has begun his long recovery road!  

Drew and his wife Danielle will both be taking time off work, and we want to help them avoid additional finanical stress!  If you're one of the many friends that have reached out hoping to help, here's your chance!  

Drew's family has expressed a lot of appreciation for the care, concern, thoughts and prayers!!  He'll be making us all laugh again soon!
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Hello dear loved ones, fans, and acquaintances:

We're approaching the 6-month mark since Drew's accident and we thought it time for an update and an enormous thank you.

Drew is doing very well. With regard to his injuries, we were incredibly lucky: though his head sustained most of the damage from the accident, the blood clot was quick to fix -- he was under the knife less than 2 hours later, in-and-out of surgery an hour after that, and just a week later, he was discharged to spend the rest of his recovery at home. All told, he had a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), a separated shoulder, and a broken knee.

It seems the speed at which he received care made all the difference in his recovery time; had he been somewhere more remote, his situation would have been far worse, even fatal. Harborview staff were wonderful, and the care Drew received was outstanding. Everyone was blown away by how quickly he bounced back.

The next 11 weeks were spent recuperating at home with Danielle, who had coincidentally already been on a leave of absence for anxiety. Mentally, Drew was doing well -- his personality and sense of humor were unchanged, with his memory and focus improving steadily every day. Apart from having low energy, his broken knee and separated shoulder often seemed to be the bigger hurdles. We spent our days watching movies, napping, listening to the Harry Potter audiobooks, and visiting with loved ones who stopped by with food or comfy blankets.

Some very kind folks in the Seattle Comedy community put together a couple of benefit shows for Drew, showcasing a variety of talented comics with hearts of gold. Though we were only able to attend the show at Laugh's in March, it was the first time since the accident that Drew got to see so many loved ones. That was a special night that will stay with us forever.

We both returned to work in May. Drew started out slowly but has been back full-time since June. Danielle's anxiety, which had drastically improved since January, made a formidable return after just a few weeks back. She made the very difficult decision to leave her job, and has been looking for work since. Drew's knee and shoulder have mostly healed, and his TBI crops up in little ways from time to time, but it's mostly unnoticeable. Again, we are very, very lucky.

It has been a challenge to feel anything but gratitude about this entire situation. The outpouring of love and support we received was astonishing, and beyond anything we could have anticipated. It is not an exaggeration to say your love and juju were literally healing to us. Add onto that your generosity in donating financially, and we're simply blown away. We can't possibly thank you enough.

If this accident has taught us anything, it is the importance of love, community, and happiness. Please know how immensely grateful we are for your support, whether you contributed to the campaign, brought us a meal, came to a show, or just sent a note of well wishes. This has been the most challenging situation we've ever had to navigate, and we couldn't have done it without each and every one of you.

Thank you, times infinity. We love you all.

P.S. If you're wondering if we still need contributions, the answer is yes. The person who hit Drew did not have insurance, and we cannot pursue litigation. We can't change the goal amount anymore, but medical bills are still coming in and they are quite substantial. Any help you can offer is greatly appreciated.
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$31,515 of $30,000 goal

Raised by 381 people in 6 months
Created February 26, 2018
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