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Zimmerman Family in Need

$44,660 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 501 people in 28 days
Created January 26, 2018
As many of you know, tragedy has hit our dear friend Rob Zimmerman.  On January 11th, Rob suffered catastrophic injuries while at work. He is alive, but he is in intensive trauma care and will be for an indefinite period of time.  Unfortunately, both of Rob's hands had to be amputated,  on the left side close to the left shoulder as well as a significant portion of his right arm.  He continues to be monitored in fear there may be more amputations needed. There is also damage to his lower extremities, back, skin and internal organs.  These injuries will require months of intensive trauma care and years of rehabilitation. There will be continued surgeries and skin graft operations. The intensive care treatment may go on to possibly May of 2018, at which time he will likely be transferred to a rehabilitation center where he will undergo extensive therapy for an undetermined length of time and most likely will result in repeated hospital stays.  
These events have severely impacted the lives of Rob,  his wife, Christine, and sons Andrew, Anthony and Joseph, who have been at his bedside since receiving the devastating news.
 Christine has had to take a family leave at her job to be by Rob's side. It is not clear if she will ever be able to return to the workplace.  She has taken up residency near the hospital so she can constantly be with Rob during this highly emotional time.
As a result, the family has suffered tremendous financial loss and will likely continue to do so.
We are hoping their friends will help them in this time of financial hardship with any support they can in order to pay for Rob's likely future
out-of-pocket  medical expenses and household obligations, relieving the financial stress on Rob and Christine so that they can focus on Rob's health and strength needed for the fight of his life. 
Rob's spirit and determination has been amazing throughout this trying time, most likely due to his Naval background and EMT service to the community.
We pray he continues to heal so that one day the Zimmerman family can resume normalcy to their lives.
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We wanted to take a moment to reach out and thank everyone for their support of the Zimmerman family. It has been an emotional roller coaster for them as Rob has battled infection, cardiac arrest and other medical issues through this ordeal as well as the amputations thus far. Your support and love have really helped our "Z Team" continue to drive the Go Fund me account for the Zimmerman family.
We wanted to give you all a happy update that Rob's recent surgery went well and the doctors are hopeful there will not be any future amputations.
His will be a long road to recovery, but his vital organs have stabilized and a vac has been placed to stimulate and clean all of his damaged tissue.
Christine has kept a constant bedside vigil, making it impossible for her to take care of her responsibilities at home and care for the boys. She knows her life will now be a dedicated full-time caregiver for Rob.
We are grateful for those of you who have donated and ask that you reach out to your friends and family and ask that they, too, use the power of prayer for Rob and Christine.
We are sending you the URL for the Go Fund and ask that you forward it individually with a small note to your close friends and family to continue to drive donations at: https://www.gofundme.com/Zimmerman-family-in-need.
Thank you,
Margie and Gregg
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Raised by 501 people in 28 days
Created January 26, 2018
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