This is too much for us 😰
My husband and I loss our three-bedroom house in the hills above Blacksburg, Va. I sold my clothes for spending money for my family. We worried about paying the electric bill because we live in big Financial disaster 😥Our money problems began when the University of Virginia Health System pursued us with a lawsuit and a lien on our home to recoup $110,000 in charges for my emergency surgery in 2016. We are homeless and we are struggling with our little daughter Starla. My husband Andres traveled to Canada to participate in Valemount Funduro Bike Race coming up in September 14 where he had a terrible accident.
On September 2nd, 2019 was a terrible day for Andres Delossantos My husband. He was riding mountain bikes with friends in Whistler, BC, Canada, when he hit a rock roll. When he came over the crest, his rear tire hit his butt which sent his weight forward, causing him to fall about 15 feet. The fall instantly broke his neck and caused a serious spinal cord injury at C7 and T1. The spinal cord injury resulted in paralysis; he is currently considered a quadriplegic. After being airlifted to Vancouver General Hospital, doctors performed surgery by fusing his C4 to T3, performed a Laminectomy and addressed the epidural hematoma located at C7.
Andres also had stable fractures at T2, T3 and T8. After a successful surgery, Andres has been recovering in the ICU (still in Canada). Much is still unknown in the aftermath of the accident, but Spinal Cord injury is always significant and life changing. Currently, although Andres has shown some promising signs in feelings and sensations below the affected vertebrae, he can not move anything below his chest.
Andres, father to two year old Starla and husband to me Melanie, is a devoted father and incredibly active person. In just two and a half short years, Andres has instilled his love and appreciation of the outdoors upon our daughter Starla. Taking her on hikes through mountains to hikes through waterfalls, Starla has explored more than your average toddler while sharing the love of Mother Nature with her father. Along with his appreciation for the outdoors, Andres enjoys biking, dirt biking (both competitively and recreationally), snowboarding, climbing and basically anything that involves being on the move. Andres is an active member in all of these communities, and is always present and supportive of all of his friends within these circles. Anyone who has met Andres will quickly learn of his masterful abilities in problem solving. His skills in fixing and troubleshooting issues in his job as a mechanical engineer is rivaled only by his ability to build things from scratch. Whether it’s Starla’s crib and dresser or a dining room table that can seat twenty, he can build it. If you have something that needs fixing, he will happily get you out of hot water. He’s always the person everyone can count on to fix your problem. He is the go to guy. Now, Andres needs your help. He is faced with a life altering injury. With that in mind, We're looking at an entirely new array of challenges. On top of a tough road to recovery, I believe we're going to be faced with the challenge of being able to afford the new life that we must learn to lead. This means that we are about to face some serious financial hardships than before. Andres need a vehicle that allows for wheelchair entry and modified driving. Transport home from Canada to the U.S is still being figured out and may need to be paid out of pocket upfront. We're looking for the best care possible even if that means paying out of pocket for treatments from acupuncturist, naturopaths and other specialists. All of these things and more will become quite costly but will prove necessary in getting Andres back to living an independent and normal life with me and my daughter. Learning to lead an independent life is most certainly a challenge that Andres will conquer, but he’ll need resources and support in order to return to a place where he can begin to move past his injury and return to what he does best.
I am begging you with tears in my eyes " PLEASE SAVE MY HUSBAND LIFE ". Every little bit helps enormously. This will be a long process and will involve adapting and learning to live a new life. Luckily, the support that has emerged our friends and family has been massive. Andres and I are both reluctant to ask for help, so I’d like to do it to save his life. We are in for a tough recovery, and the more prepared we're to shoulder the financial burden, the easier this journey will be for us both mentally and emotionally. I realize that I am asking for quite a bit of support, but know that this money will go towards assisting one of the best human beings i've ever met, my best friend, and my caring husband. Please Donate to save Andres life 🙏🏻.Thank you.