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Trash compactor accident

$6,825 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 129 people in 4 months
Created November 3, 2018
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On November 2, 2018 in Downtown Denver Scott Walsh, 22 years old, was involved in a tragic accident. He fell down a trash compactor shute in a friends apartment building trying to reach a friends phone that fell down it and was crushed. His legs are broken, his skull is cracked on two sides, the arteries in his neck are ruptured, and facial injuries. Many surgeries are needed and he will be out of work for a long time and will need to go through physical therapy. He is very lucky to be alive and he has a long road of recovery ahead of him. He’s currently being taken care of at Denver Health.  He’s always been one to help others and now we have the chance to help him relieve some of his financial burden so he can focus on healing.
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After only a month and a half in the hospital Scotty is out of the hospital and back home in the care of his aunt! He is back on his feet walking with a cane, still has pain in his legs that he’s taking pain meds for. He’s going to be on blood thinners for the rest of his life because of the damage to his arteries in his neck which cause blood clots. He’s also still having trouble with vision in one of his eyes, he’s seeing double and black lines. They aren’t sure what his brain injury is going to effect in his life, that’s just something they’re gonna keep an eye on and see if anything happens with time.
Other than that Scotty is in good spirits and has a positive attitude, which is amazing and definitely helps with healing. Its pretty unbelievable the progress he’s made in a short time after an accident that almost no one survives. We can’t help but think his mother (whom passed earlier this year) has been by his side helping him through this. Thank you for all the support and kind words. Scotty is in awe about all the people that care about him, especially people that have never met him before. So thank you, every dollar and every kind word and thought has helped tremendously. Happy holidays!!
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Visited Scotty today and he’s talking!!!! It’s honestly a miracle. We had a conversation about finding new purpose in life after this accident. He knows it wasn’t his time to go and that he’s still got more to do on this earth. While I was there they were trying out different consistencies of soft foods to see what he could handle so they can eventually start feeding him by mouth instead of tube. He had successful leg surgeries this week to place pins in his legs and his facial surgery is coming up next week. Please keep him in your thoughts that he continues to improve! Thank you all! Much love.
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Matt and I just visited Scotty in the hospital today. He is doing pretty well but is very uncomfortable, as you can imagine. It’s the first time since the accident we could communicate with him. He wasn’t able to talk back but he could squeeze our hands and give a thumbs up. Nurses told us this was the best day he’s had yet and they are hoping to take out his breathing tube very soon. He has two upcoming surgeries, his left leg and face. His facial surgery will be pretty intensive as they are going to be putting in several plates in for all his skull fractures.
We told him about all the love and support him and his family are getting from all of you and about the gofundme and a tear rolled down his face. I read him the comments you have all left on here and I know just that alone is going to help him keep going. THANK YOU ALL for everything. Like I said before his dad and family will be starting to receive these donations on Friday for all their expenses.
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Thank you all so much for your overwhelming generosity in donations. The Walsh family is going to feel all the love from the community. This Friday I will be going to the hospital to visit Scott and his dad and give them their first check of donations. Thank you all
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$6,825 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 129 people in 4 months
Created November 3, 2018
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