Hi everyone, Eden here! As most of you know, on April 21/2014, my boyfriend Mike was in a serious downhill biking accident in Westbank. He was air lifted out by search and rescue and taken to Kelowna General Hospital. It was there that we found out he had broken his back in three places, suffered a brain hemorrhage and fractured his face in three places. It was determined he would have to be air lifted to Vancouver General Hospital to have his back operated on. Mike had his operation April 23/2014, which consisted of putting metal rods in his back from his eighth to fifth vertebrae.
Mike is doing better day by day, but we still have a long road ahead of us, as for it is unclear when he will be able to return to work. I have been by Mikes side the whole time, but I will have to return to work on May 7th/2014 to start bringing in the only income for the two of us. With that being said, it's going to be tough the next few months for us, as for Mike's parents will be taking time off from their work and personal lives to take care of Mike while I am away working.
We still have no idea how long Mike will have to stay at Vancouver General Hospital before being transferred back to Kelowna General Hospital, meaning that we will have to make multiple trips to and from Vancouver, in between juggling our other responsibilities to ensure there is income coming in to pay for his future medical expenses for physio, rehabilitation, etc..
At this time we are reaching out to friends and family to help us raise money to aid in paying for transportation costs, medical expenses and treatment so that the Mike we all know can make a speedy recovery and get back to real life! Any little bit helps!
Thank you all for the love and support you have shown at this difficult time in our lives. The prayers have done millions in keeping his spirit bright, and are so encouraging to keep Mike strong, determined and fighting ?