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On May 20th, 2017 our son, brother, friend, Joshua Palmer was involved in an accident. He was rushed to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle where it was determined he had suffered severe head trauma. Emergency surgery was performed on his brain to remove a substantial blood clot and repair his fractured skull. After his emergency surgery was finished he was given a MRI scan where it was discovered his right arm was broken in three places and would require surgery as well.
Currently the fracture in his skull is leaking cerebral spinal fluid. We are waiting to see if he will need to undergo an additional surgery to correct the leak. Joshua is a union carpenter and was laid off of his job in the fall of 2016. He had recently started a new union job building an elementary school in Ballard. Unfortunately his health insurance had not yet been activated.
Joshua is very active in the Seattle community. He is a 5th generation Seattleite. He loves acting, traveling, sailing, diving, hiking, and most all his family. Many know him as Slam in the Buckaroos or you may have seen him in the male review on Thursday nights at Can Can Kitchen and Cabaret. We anticipate his costs in and out of the hospital to be astronomical and his recovery time to be substantial. His physical ability to return to the careers he loves, carpentry and dancing, is unknown. We have set up a Go Fund Me page and Ww are asking for any support you can offer. If you cannot afford a donation, say a prayer or send some love and healing thoughts Joshua’s way. Click the ways to help link above to learn more.
In love and gratitude Joshua's family and friends.