October 7th, 2016 my dad, Dan Brinson, got into a terrible car accident out on some backroads behind our house. He was driving to fast when he lost control of his 4runner and launched off the road, flipping his truck, and compacting into a stump. The passenger, our dear friend Colton, by the grace of god walked away from the scene with only minor injury. Unfortunately however my dad did not. He was not wearing his seatbelt which caused his body to fly forward over the airbag and his head went through the windshield. He has two huge cuts that exposed his skull, and a broken neck. My brother, Colton and their friend Nick were able to smash a hole through the windshield and stabilize his neck, while also applying pressure to his head wounds until the ambulance arrived. He was then rushed out to the main road and put in a helicopter and airlifted to harbor view. The next day he was made a first priority spinal surgery case, and for 12 hours we waited. When the surgeon came out and told us that he expected him to make a full recovery, we all cried tears of relief. My dad is my hero, my roll model, and my bestfriend. He loves and cares so deeply about everyone who comes into his life. He has always been there for anyone who has needed him. Although the circumstances are grim, I know my dad will come out of this stronger than he has ever been. He is easily the strongest man I know, and as he would say "This aint nothin"
I want to thank everyone for the enormous amount of support we have received through this unimaginable experience. We are humbled by how many people love my dad. We have a gofundme page set up to help cover the financial burden the circumstances will place my parents under, which you can find under "ways to help". My dear friend dani has also set up a meal plan account for anyone who would be willing to make frozen meals for my family to take some of the stress off finding things to make when we are not at the hospital. You can also find that under the "ways to help" tab. Thank you all again, we are so blessed to have a community of people behind my dad and family supporting us through this tough time.