Timmy's Medical Fund
This "go fund me" page is for Tim Geisel who suffered 3rd degree burns over 40% of his body from a gas grill explosion.
My name is Becky Geisel. I am Tim "Timmy" Geisel's big sister. I am raising money to help provide a medical fund for my wonderful, kind, generous, gentle and loving brother Timmy.
Timmy is a wonderful father, friend, brother, uncle, son and coach. He is a terrific father to his two sons, Shane and Troy. Timmy recently fell in love again and was to be married to Carol in August. After the wedding he had plans to adopt Carol's baby girl Katie. Katie is 18 months old and Timmy has been with her from the day she was born. He loves Carol, Katie and her 2 boys Daniel and Steven very much. He had just finished renovating his small modest home in Milford, PA for his growing family.
A former trained volunteer fireman, he was critically injured on July 15th, 2016 protecting his family and home from a gas grill fire. He rushed in the face of danger with a fire extinguisher and proceeded to put out the fire. However something went terribly wrong and the grill blew up at Timmy. He suffered 3rd degree burns on over 40% of his body. He was medevaced to Lehigh Valley Hospital's Burn Unit. Luckily the doctors were able to insert a breathing tube before his airway closed. Most of his burns are on his hands, stomach, chest, arms, neck, face and ears. Due to the severity of his burns he was placed in a medically induced coma on a respirator.
The burns to the ears are important to mention because Timmy is 80% deaf in both ears and has been since birth. He was wearing hearing aids during the explosion. It is unclear how his hearing may have been effected from the blast.
This medical fund is being raised to help Timmy with the extraordinary medical costs during his long recovery. Timmy has great health care insurance but as we all know health insurance is not enough. He will need many months if not years of surgeries, physical and occupational therapies and medication as well as visiting health care providers for an undetermined period of time. Due to the severity of his injuries it is unclear if he will be able to continue his career as a park maintenance
ranger. This fund would not only be a financial aid for all of the medical costs but a safety net so Timmy and his family can continue life as normally as possible. The medical fund will be managed by a financial manager on Timmy's behalf. This will give Timmy and his family some peace of mind and will be better for their overall well being.
I feel it is imperative to raise the funds as soon as possible. Currently Timmy remains in a medically induced coma. I would like to have the medical fund started and on it's way to our goal quickly so that when he wakes up he has as little financial stress as possible.
Burns are one of the most serious injuries a person can sustain. They are very painful and leave brutal physical scars that may heal and dissolve with time. I know because my daughter suffered a 3rd / 2nd degree burn on her arm at a young age. It took 18 months of doctor's visits, physical and occupational therapy, medication and patience to see what the next step would be. Based on that I can't even imagine how extensive Timmy's recovery will be.
Timmy, Carol and their children are good, loving people who should not have suffered this tragedy. I would be eternally thankful for any donation that you can spare in order to help my brother. In addition, you can help by sharing this page and asking others to donate.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read this, for your thoughts and prayers, and for all of your donations.
Timmy has been doing very well in the rehabilitation center. He worked on standing during his first week. In his second week he began walking with the help of a walker. At the beginning of his third week he was walking 125 meters with a cane and by the end of the week he could walk 350 meters. We are hoping that he will be able to go home by the end of September. He is grateful for all of the love, prayers, and support.
Thank you so much to everyone who participated in the fundraiser and to everyone that has been donating and sharing. We're happy that Timmy is getting better but he still has a long road ahead. Please continue to support him by donating and sharing his story. As always we are so thankful for your kind words and prayers.
I'm very happy to report that this weekend's fundraiser was a success! Thank you to everyone who attended and to all of the generous people who donated their goods and services including the staff at Bex Kitchen, Fisher-Thompson Beverages, Hunterdon Brewing Co, Marc Ajbuszyc, Melicks, Nets, and Carolyn Thow. I would especially like to thank the Fairmount Fire Co. for hosting the event and for their generous donation of $2,500. We are still adding all of the donations together to get a final number.
Timmy still has a long road ahead of him. Yesterday he was diagnosed with a staph infection and will be on antibiotic IV for 4 weeks. Even with this setback, the doctors and staff at Lehigh Valley Medical Center have been great and are extremely happy with his progress.
Please continue to support our efforts by spreading the word and donating. It's not only a miracle that Timmy is doing so well but I consider it a miracle to have so many wonderful people in our lives. Thank you all so much.
Timmy's condition has not changed. He is awake but still has the trach so he can't sit up or really communicate yet. The doctors are still pleased with his recovery process. The fundraiser is this weekend! Here is the link to the facebook event ( https://www.facebook.com/events/1085935138142008/) We'll have food, drinks, a corn hole tournament, hay rides, music, an ice cream truck, and much more!
The President of the Fairmount Fire Co., Jim Taylor and I will be on WRNJ radio at 8:10am this Tuesday, August 23rd to publicize the event and talk about Timmy. Be sure to listen!
Once again, thank you to everyone who has donated and sent their kind words and prayers.
Timmy is awake and off the respirator! However, he still has the trach and a touch of pneumonia. We are hoping that Timmy get the trach out and be able to communicate by the end of the week. We are also hoping that in the next couple of weeks Timmy will be moved to an inpatient rehabilitation center within the hospital. Reminder that the fundraiser for him is Saturday, August 27th! All of the information can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1085935138142008/
Thank you again for your continued support, love, kindness, generosity and prayers.
Carol please know that Norm, I and the girls are praying for you all especially Tim. GOD please watch over Tim and give him the strength to heal quickly. Please give Carol the strength to help him through this. Please be with their children and keep them safe.
Becky You are truely an amazing sister to Tim. So supportive to Tim making certain he is getting the care from the doctors as well as raising money for his medical bills. You also been keeping us ALL here inform on his progress which I as well as everyone here who loves and cares for Tim so deeply APPRECIATE so MUCH. Its so wonderful. I am so proud of Tim with his progress. He is such a strong, and certainly has proven an incredible fighter during his recovery. I keep him and you continuously in my prayers, asking for Gods abundant Blessings to Tim, his family & boys, his fiance and you and you're entire family .
YAY !!!!! Just read the last up date. Tim you got this.....Keep on fighting. So proud of you. Youre on youre way to getting youre LIFE BACK. Keep youre eyes focused on God, and ALL youre LOVED ONES supporting you in LOVE, PRAYERS, Youre doing it !!!! Thats the man we ALL know God Bless.
Tim, My heart just broke into millions of pieces . I just found out about youre accident. I can only say because of my Deepest faith in the Lord that what ever reason this had happen God has you and youre family in his living arms. His Love, And Greatness is going to pull you out of this and youre going to be stronger then ever before. Please keep fighting, you are the stringest, and most loving, giving person Ive come to know. You have so much to look forward to . Youre incredible boys, youre new Love, Connie, youre entire family and friends are here praying for you and beleive in you. God Bless you. In my Deepest prayers. Thankyou so much for youre wonderful friendship during the years and to my children. We Love you very much.
Tim, The boys and I pray for you, every night. They know you are sleeping, until you feel better. They miss you and need you to have a full recovery.