Gary was in a horrible accident while riding his beloved new TREK road bike Wednesday evening, May 6, 2020 on North Narrows Drive next to Vassault Park. He was riding in the bike lane heading south on his way home when a speeding intoxicated driver heading northbound swerved to avoid hitting a stopped car at the crosswalk and ran directly into him. His injuries are extensive. Both legs were severely fractured, his pelvis was fractured, and he had a fracture at his neck and spine, as well as in his right finger. He has limited motor skills on his left side and will require extensive rehabilitation. He is still at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle and we are uncertain of the duration of his stay at this time.
The road to recovery for Gary will be long and include many financial hurdles. It will be a long time before we see any of the insurance money for many reasons. One of them being that everything in the court system is being pushed back because of Covid-19. The Go Fund Me account (located on this site under the "WAYS TO HELP" tab on the top of this board) will allow us to help Gary pay for items he will need to help make his life more comfortable as he is rehabilitating. We are still waiting to find out what that looks like, but there will be many modifications that will need to happen to the house, we don’t know how we will transport him, there will be medical equipment to buy, costs associated not only with his medical care, but to help care for his emotional and mental well-being, as well.
Thank you for all the support you’ve provided over the past few days. Your prayers have been heard and the fact that Gary is living and breathing among us is nothing short of a miracle. He is a fighter and one of the strongest people we know. If anyone is capable of coming out of this better and stronger than he was before, it’s Gary. He literally has friends from every walk of life. It’s incredible how many lives he’s touched and a testament to what a remarkable human being he is. Thank you for showing him how loved he is and for lifting him up when he needs it most. From the very bottom of our hearts THANK YOU. THANK YOU. THANK YOU.