Tom Green Medical Expenses
$51,313 of $40,000 goal
The First Grand Slammer: Tom Green
On Monday, April 20, Tom was cutting down a very large tree branch in his back yard with a friend. They had planned out how to safely do this, and had years of experience in this kind of thing. The branch fell where it was supposed to, but as it hit the ground, it bounced back up and hit Tom in the back / side of the head. Thanks to the quick response of his friend and a neighbor, Tom was airlifted to the Shock Trauma center in Baltimore, Maryland.
Tom's injuries are severe, and there is still a large degree of uncertainty about their extent. The initial impact caused:
Broken bones in the inner ear
Multiple skull fractures
Bruised carotid artery
The bruised artery resulted in blood clots that broke off and caused several small strokes. In addition to this, there has been cerebral fluid leakage. Tom is currently being kept under sedation so that he can rest comfortably and recover. To aid in his recovery, he is on a feeding tube and breathing tube. He has been moving a little bit, which is good news. Right now, the biggest concern (and biggest area of uncertainty) is in the brain. It will be hard to evaluate that until Tom is being brought out of sedation. Everything is baby-steps at the moment. We are remaining optimistically hopeful about Tom's recovery. He's a fighter, and we know he will work as hard as he can to recover.
Even though Tom has insurance, he will still be left with paying 30 percent of the bill. And, since Tom works as a private independent contractor, there is no disability safety net. We don't know how much the bills will be yet, but the flight alone costs about $15,000. Whatever you can give we would grateful for. We are extremely thankful for all the love and support that everyone has shown, and continues to show, in this difficult time.
P.S. Charlie's Challenge is happening tonight. For more information, see his Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/718333694962062/
Hello Tom - since childhood you have been extraordinary - would love to talk with you - Jim Maggio 970-596-2424
Still think of you all the time. Wondering how you and your family are doing. I keep up via FB. I see you've been out and about with our running family. I'm so glad to know this. You seem well. Can't wait to give you a hug next time we're on the trail together. Keep up with your amazing recovery.
Good to hear, Tom! Speedy full recovery. Be well and strong.
Hope you're smiling, Tom ! Esp after Charlie's birthday miles and videos in your honor !! Keep recovering, and smiling :) You too Kay. There's light at the end of this tunnel. There's always light. Blessings on you both. -- Conrad
Kay If Tom needs transportation back and forth to thearpy please let me know! I'm retired and I would love to help out.
Really good to know he is doing better with each passing day. Please convey my best wishes to him. Cheers.
So happy to read more great news Tom and Kay!! Continued prayers for a full recovery. Hugs to you both.
So thankful to read this good news. You are amazing Tom and your recovery is truly a miracle!! Continued good thoughts and prayers for you Tom as well as Kay. Hugs.
Good news..... Look for something in the mail soon.... Survivors are the best.....
Tom, you made such an impression on me when we met at western states last year. I didn't know who you were but there was something in you that made me care so much about your success and made me so excited to cheer you on. You still got it - my family and I are still caring so much and cheering for your successful perseverance and wellbeing. We are with you in our hearts.
Another awesome update on Tom. So happy to read the good news. I think his recovery so far nothing short of a miracle! Thank you for the updates Kay. My best thoughts and prayers are with you and Tom. Hugs
Such great news! So thankful and prayers are continueing for Tom and for you also Kay. Hugs.
I hope, and think, you will enjoy physical therapy. I think that in ultra, we all do more than what most people think is possible because we LOVE to run and we love the community, the outdoors, the movement, etc. My most successful PT clients treat their rehab like you do an ultra. You still have a lot of challenge ahead of you, but your body and mind, even in a post accident haze, remember how to perform. So hears to loving your therapy/rehab and to you exceeding all goals set for you there!
Great news! Never underestimate the Power of Prayer! Continued prayers and positive thoughts for Tom and for you also Kay. Hugs.
Great to hear of his progress. We hope it's multiple steps forward for every step backward. Wishing him strong and speedy recovery. He is in our thoughts.
Very glad to know he is doing better. Yep, one mile at a time and who would know that better than he? Wishing him and you all strength, wellness and happiness.
More positive news about Tom. That is good. Thoughts and prayers are with Tom and with you Kay and family. Hugs.
RUT.. Stands for.... Rasac Ultra Team... The team from Harford Cnty.