As of 7:30pm on Easter Sunday, fundraising efforts to assist Bermudian Russ Ford with out of pocket medical expenses had reached $63,550 towards the $200,000 goal set.
Some 436 donations have been logged to date, as efforts continue to facilitate Mr Ford’s recovery at home.
Mr Ford “suffered a horrific fall at home which resulted in a very serious spinal injury”, on February 10, 2023.
His initial diagnosis after he was medevacked to the US was quadriplegia, which has since been upgraded to paraplegia.
“He is currently still receiving care in the hospital rehab unit where his daily therapy sessions have continued to test his fortitude and determination.
The Go Fund Me post goes on to say: “The daunting process of discharge planning has begun for his family, healthcare team and friends.
“Due to his lower body paralysis, Russ will require special assistive devices and resources for his daily care when discharged from the hospital. Although he has insurance, the cost of acquiring, shipping and maintaining the medical equipment will be prohibitive. His needs include a motorized wheelchair, a special bed for spinal injuries, a hoist, daily medical supplies to support his daily living, rehabilitation therapy and a full-time caregiver.”
Some 436 donations have been logged to date, with several anonymous donations, in additions to top donations, listed for contributions of $365, or more, including:
- Craig Swan
- 3 d
- Clyde Wilson
- 4 d
- 11 d
- Lynanne Bolton
- 11 d
- 11 d
- Jatinder Heir
- 15 d
We’ll keep you posted moving forward.