Recovery for Tank
Organized by: Linzie Smith
On July 4th after enjoying for works with our family our brother Josh also known as Tank was on a motorcycle going for a cruise to another brothers house. Not even 5 miles away from home an elderly woman did not see him coming and proceeded into making her right hand turn hitting him head on. He was going an estimated speed of about 65 mph and slid for more than 100ft on the pavement before his body and the bike slammed into a chain link fence. He was rushed to a local hospital where they did not have the ability to treat him properly and was then transferred to another hospital in the Salt Lake area. Once he was transferred he under went over 7 1/2 hours of surgery to place his jaw back in the socket, repair the broken parts that went through his face, and wire his jaw shut. He has a broken leg, lots of stitches, staples and plenty of road rash to accompany everything else his body has gone through. After 3 long days of sedation he finally was stable enough to come too and able to be transferred to the Intensive Care Unit where he stayed an additional 2 days and was finally able to come home on July 9th to begin his recovery. We are in the process of getting in contact with her insurance to start having them pay for his medical and prescription drugs but as all of you know that is a daunting task all in itself. Finding the medication that he needs has been more difficult and far more expensive than any of us could have ever imagined. One prescription is more than $200 and that idon't even the liquid pain medication that he needs more than anything at this point. Any help that you can supply to our family at this time is greatly appreciated. I know a lot of people are more familiar with go fund me;however in doing the research we found that they charge up to 8% of each donation that comes through and every little bit helps hence this site being used. We also will be trying to set up a donation account at a local credit union in the next few days. Thank you again for your thoughts, prayers and kind words and if you are unable to provide monetary donations please continue to keep him in your thoughts and prayers.