The Johnnie Grainger Recovery Fund
Organized by: Travis Turner
On the evening of June 26th 2015, 26-year-old Johnnie Grainger and passenger were involved in a motorcycle accident on Enterprise Osteen Road in Deltona, FL. The rear of the motorcycle lost traction (thought to be sand or moss on the road), careening into the ditch along the road. With amazing cognizance, Johnnie turned to shield his passenger from harm, taking the brunt of the impact himself.
Johnnie sustained multiple fractures, broken vertebrae, and a separated shoulder (severing his brachial artery and causing nerve damage to his brachial plexus). The artery in his shoulder/arm has been repaired, though unfortunately tissue damage to the lower part of his arm and hand has occurred due to lack of blood flow in the area. It is unclear at this point how much use of his arm/hand he will regain.
Miraculously he escaped paralysis despite his L1 vertebrae being effectively split in half, and the back surgery to repair the damage was a success. He will need to wear a full torso brace for several months and undergo regular physical therapy, for what is projected to be at 3-6 months.
Unfortunately, Johnnie doesn't currently have medical insurance so the cost of physical therapy will come out of pocket. The exact cost and frequency of visits required are unknown at this time. We are estimating $150/session, 3 times a week, for 3 months, which works out to be a little over $5,000 - so that is what our goal is for now. When more details are known, we will update the description and funding goals.
We're hoping that this campaign will reach a lot of folks and help alleviate the burden of his recovery. Any amount helps, big or small. Thank you and please share this with anyone that might be willing to donate to this amazing young man who has touched so many of our lives!