Dear Friends and Family,
As many of you may know, on July 24, 2012 my grandson Ericksen suffered a traumatic brain injury after a skateboard accident. Physicians and nurses successfully fought to save his life. He remained in critical condition in the Neurological Intensive Care Unit at Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro, NC for approximately three weeks. When his condition stabilized sufficiently, he was transferred by ambulance on August 17, 2012 to the Shepherd Rehabilitation Center in Atlanta, GA.
Though expensive, the relatively short-term rehabilitation program at the Shepherd Center (one of the 10 highest rated in the U.S.) provides Ericksen with the best prospects for a positive outcome to an injury that his doctors have classified as severe. Following a stay at Shepherd, estimated at approximately six weeks, Ericksen will return home to Greensboro, NC where he will begin a lengthy long-term outpatient rehabilitation program at Moses Cone Hospital.
Even with insurance, Ericksen will face many uninsured, injury-related expenses such as: co-pays and deductibles, doctor visits, and extensive rehab therapy. This presents financial challenge to Ericksen and his family.
To assist with these uninsured expenses, a fundraising campaign in Ericksen’s honor has been established with HelpHOPELive (formerly NTAF), a nonprofit organization that has been assisting the transplant community for nearly 30 years. In 2000, they expanded their mission to include those who have sustained a catastrophic injury. All contributions are tax-deductible, are held by HelpHOPELive in the South-Atlantic Traumatic Brain Injury Fund, and are administered by HelpHOPELive for injury-related expenses only. Please consider making a donation:Thank you in advance for all of your support at this time.
August 26, 2012
I'll be your support team from California. Love to you all.
August 24, 2012
Ericksen, we are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers and hope for your continued healing.
Stephen Boyles and Mom Lezlie
August 21, 2012
With love to Ericksen and his family and all who love him...
Denise & Bill Thunberg, Mooresville, NC