Support for Joey and Nikki
My hope is that people could reach out with prayers and financial support for Joey and Nikki Hyatt. He is expected to remain at the JMS Burn Center for at least 6 weeks where he will go through extensive skin grafts. This procedure is long and painful. Since both Nikki and Joey's family will have to be at the burn center in Augusta for the foreseeable future, we want to help them with any outstanding costs that might arise due to this situation. In turn, we ask for any financial support you might be able to give at the moment. You can donate to this page.
Thank You in advance for your prayers and any donations.
Joey's burnt on about 40% of his body and has 2nd and 3rd degree burns. The most damaged areas are his right arm and his chest. These are deep third degree burns and will take the longest to recover from. He's already had some grafting done to his face; this is the first procedure of many more to come.
He's also been having difficulty with his lungs. This morning (4/7/17), they had to drain about a pint of fluid from them. This is emblematic of the way this process will go: even after a great day, it's entirely possible for a big setback to come out of nowhere. The added stress that this puts on Joey's family is hard to describe. Even seeing improvement is difficult because it makes you long all the more for him to be back to normal.
All of the support that we've received so far means so much. It's a wonderful indicator of the impact that Joey has had on those around him and a hugely needed blessing in a time of pain. Please continue to share both Joey's story and the impact that he has had on you so that he and his wife will be able to recover together as quickly and as safely as possible.
Prayers for this family. 6 weeks would be a minimum stay :( He may get workers compensation but his wife and family won't. They will need all the help they can get to make their stay with him as least stressful as possible. If you do set up a bank account please share the info so we can donate to that and they can keep all of the money raised.
Cost for family to stay will not be covered by any insurance. I pray that all the medical expenses will be paid and that the family will not have to worry about anything while they are with him. God provides for all! My prayers are with you all during this time.
Glad to hear treatments are yielding success. Did not get a chance to donate until yesterday but all of TR is concerned for you and wishes you the best recovery ... as a community we can get to the 50K.
I do hope they pursue the Worker's Compensation situation. That will definitely cover his medical bills and disability if there is any later.
So sorry for you Joey and Nikki. My prayers are for all that can give will and God's Blessings be thrown upon them and your little family. God bless you all. Dave