We are starting this camapign as Doug's co-workers and friends at Riverside Automotive Service in Sutton Ontario.
We were horrified to hear of Doug's accident on August 27 2016. He and a friend were traveling on their bikes out for a Saturday afternoon ride when they collided. Even though they were traveling at a low rate of speed, when Doug came off his bike he landed in such a way that he cracked his skull and did serious damage to his neck. Had Doug not been wearing a DOT approved helmit, this could have been a very different tragedy.
The impact from the accident however, did serious damage to Dougs head. Swelling of the brain which left Doug in coma for several week`s.
Doug is awake now, and recovering, but the recovery is slow. The time in comma and the head injury mean that Doug has had to re learn many of the daily fuctions we all take for granted. Eating, talking, walking, you name it.
We all go to visit Doug regulerly, and he is blessed with great friends and family and is loved by so many people. Every day at Riverside we have a steady stream of people stopping and calling to check up and see what they can do.
Here is what we can do to help Doug.
Doug has been in hospital for over two months, he is not working. We are trying to help Doug with some practical need`s. Doug is not earning any money and we want to help him financially. One of the hardest things about an extended recover such as this is trying to stay focused on getting well, that is hard to do when you are worrying every day about how the bills will get paid, is the hydro being cut, is the house falling apart
Doug is facing a lot of rehabilitation even after the hospital. We want the very best for our friend and dont want him to settle or skip on what he needs because of something like money.
We will be fund raising for our friend Doug, keep an eye on our web page and facebook for details.
Please join us, even if it's just a few buck you can donate to help our freind Doug on this page, or at the store.