Richard Lopez Richard C. Lopez

First post: Nov 25, 2020 Latest post: Jan 17, 2021
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Richard was in a single vehicle car accident this week. He was traveling at a high rate of speed and rolled his vehicle. He sustained major injuries to his neck and spine. He is currently at UC Davis in Sacramento. He had surgery Tuesday night to try and stabilize his spine. He has injuries to his C5,6,7 and his spinal column. He is sedated and on a ventilator because it’s important that he rest and let his body try to heal.

He is going to have a very long road to recovery and very likely will be paralyzed - we won’t know the severity of paralysis for a few days.

He is not able to have visitors at this time. The hospital will not release any information about his recovery. I will post updates here for you all.
I know that everyone is worried and I know how much Richard is loved. This is a lot to take in for everyone.

If you’d like to send messages or cards I will make sure he gets them.
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