Dusty fell 40' onto concrete, nine broken bones
Organized by: Brotherly Love
UPDATE - April 24, 2015
Dear friends and family,
We are so grateful for the generous donations and well wishes since Dusty’s accident. We are also so thankful that he is on the road to recovery-but he has a long journey ahead of him and more support is needed.
As you know, Dusty suffered a ruptured bladder, and nine broken bones (in skull, both arms and a leg). One elbow was completely shattered and required a skin graft. He’s survived more surgeries in the past month than most of us will probably endure in a lifetime.
May 12th was Dally's 1st B-day. He's so lucky to have such a strong daddy and he gives him a reason to get better every day.
Dusty is still waiting for a subacute care facility to accept his Medicaid so he can begin his rehabilitation. He's also waiting for Medicaid to approve his rehab and a home nurse. We're doing everything we can to help get the process moving forward, including a request sent to Senator Jen Beck- anything to help speed things up.
We would love to invite you to a special fundraiser for Dusty at Brighton Bar in Asbury Park on June 19. There will be music, bikes, cars and plenty of friends and family- everything Dusty loves. The cover is $10 and there will be a raffle that will help us, help him through his recovery. Please come and support Dusty-I know he wishes he could be there with you.
Again, thank you all for your generous support and warm words of encouragement- it just means so much to our family at this time.
We are forever grateful.
Gussie, Dally and family
UPDATE - April 24, 2015
First of all, we are immensely grateful for the outpouring of moral and monetary support. Dusty had successful skin graft surgery on Friday (4/17). Currently, there are no other surgeries planned (five is enough...right?).
The next goal is to find a Sub Acute Care Facility, so we can get Dusty back in the Monmouth County, NJ area. There are a couple being checked out now. We want to be sure they can provide the care Dusty will need as he continues to recover. Once he is "home", he will start his long rehabilitation period.
Special note - Dally's 1st B-Day is on May 12th. It would be great if Dusty could come home for Dally's big day. Fingers crossed?
SUPPORTING OUR FRIEND DYLAN "DUSTY" KENYON AND FAMILY
Dylan (Dusty to his many friends and family) Kenyon (age 33) is currently hospitalized in Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, NY. He is about 2 hours away from his beautiful fiancee Augusta (Gussie - age 24) and their (soon-to-be 1 year old) son Dallas (Dally). We are organizing to help Dusty, Gussie and Dally through Dusty's long hospitalization and rehabilitation period.
"Dusty was just days away from starting a job in the same industry... The fall was almost 40 feet...onto concrete."
WHAT HAPPENED- On April 8th, 2015 - Dusty was working as a sub-contractor for a solar installation and maintenance company. Dusty was just days away from starting a job in the same industry. A job that would have included full benefits. Sadly, on April 8th Dusty fell from a roof that was having solar panels installed. The fall was almost 40 feet...onto concrete. We are blessed that Dusty is alive and is not paralyzed. However, his injuries were significant.
Dusty suffered a ruptured bladder, and nine broken bones (multiple bones in both arms, leg and head). One elbow was completely shattered. The elbow will require a skin graft, as much of the skin on that elbow is severely damaged and needs to be replaced. Dusty has struggled through 4 surgeries so far. A 5th is planned for the graft on April 17th.
"Dusty was uninsured at the time of the fall and his sub-contractor agreement did not include coverage under workers compensation."
To add insult to Dusty's serious injuries...late last summer, Dusty opened (what else?) "Dusty's" on Main St. in Asbury Park. It is a small store front operation that was selling rebuilt motorcycles, new, vintage and hard-to-find motorcycle parts, accessories and clothing.
Dusty started it on a shoe-string budget, with the hope that with more hard work, its success would benefit his family. Later this month, we will spending an afternoon boxing up inventory and moving everything to storage. His hospitalization and rehab will be long and painful.
Every night, he is alone and away from his Gussie and Dally (who live in Asbury Park, NJ). He misses them terribly. What hurts Dusty most is the knowledge that he can not support his family at this time. He is the kind of guy who would crawl out of the hospital today and work any job offered him, just to be sure that his family was safe and sound. He can't do that...so we will help until he can.
We want to do whatever we can to help this young family. We will start with putting Dusty's mind at ease. Until he can work again, we want to cover the day to day expenses that Dusty can't.
This includes: medical, rent, utilities, food and other basic needs incurred by a family with a 1 year old. Dusty would give you the shirt off his back, so we will do likewise for him. We love this family so much, that while it's always hard to reach out and ask others to give more than they already do...we find it easy to ask you to help Dusty, Gussie and Dally. Gussie was working part-time at Porta in Asbury Park, but she is now spending each day traveling to the hospital and caring for Dally.
"No donation is too small."
We are thankful to anyone who takes the time to help. We know that when the day comes and Dusty is working again...he will be the first to help the next family in need.
TO BE CONTINUED - We will update this site with future updates on Dusty's health. We will also alert you to fund-raisers that are in the planning stages.
"Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of Mine, you did for Me." Matthew 25:40