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TASK FORCE DAGGER FOUNDATION's Fundraiser:

Zach Garner - All Funds Raised on This Page Will Go to Support Zach and Lindsey Garner

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THE STORY:

For those of you that have not heard, I was hit by a vehicle while racing a triathlon in Waconia, Minnesota on Saturday August 20th.  I was initially diagnosed with multiple fractures in my face, a concussion, and some pretty gnarly road rash.  As the doctors continued to stitch up my face, I developed some very severe pain in my right hip/leg.  After a couple of hours of me stating that something else was wrong, the doctors concluded that I had developed compartments syndrome in my right leg.  They did an emergency procedure where they split my leg open and attached a pump for 48 hours to relieve pressure and flush all the fluid that was building up in the muscle.  

The road to recovery for this can be quite long, and that is was brings me here.  

When I finished my ride across the USA last summer, I decided that there was no reason for my family to own two cars, and that it was time for us to make our carbon footprint a little bit smaller.  Not to mention that being on the bicycle had become therapy for me, and an outlet for me to deal with the pain I still carried inside. We sold Lindsey's car and I used my bicycle as my primary means of transportation.  Due to this accident I will be out of work, which leaves Lindsey picking up the extra hours.  I will also be spending a lot of time in physical therapy and follow up doctors appointments, and I have come to the realization that we will once again require two cars to survive.  This is really hard for us to ask for help, and we don't feel like anyone owes us anything, but the truth is that we cannot afford the hospital bills and a new car at the same time. 

You may remember Task Force Dagger as the organization that helped my family through my medical discharge from Special Forces, and they are also the organization that Adam and I fundraised for on our cross country bicycle ride.  Task Force Dagger has helped me set up a page where people can donate to help offset the cost of the hostpital bill and the  second vehicle.  I have set a goal of $15,000, and that should cover the out of pocket expenses for the medical bills and a reliable car from carmax . Anything above the costs of the hospital bills and the car will be given to Task Force Dagger Foundation to assist other wounded Special Operations Soldiers.  

We fully understand that not everyone can donate, and we just ask that you please help us spread this around and share it with your community.  In return, I plan to match all donations and make a personal donation to TFD once the insurance claims are settled.  Thank you for supporting.  DOL

***From Task Force Dagger Foundation***

ALL FUNDS RAISED THROUGH THIS FUNDRAISER WILL GO TO ZACH AND LINDSEY GARNER. TASK FORCE DAGGER FOUNDATION WILL NOT HOLD ANY FUNDS OR FEES FROM THE DONATIONS MADE.

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$2,185

MONEY RAISED
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  • Amy Quinn

    $25

  • Genie Mjelde

    $25

  • Deb, Ash and Ethan

    $25

  • Weezie

    $50

  • G-Crew

    $50

  • Mongo

    $25

  • Jeff (CrossFit Kingfield)

    $25

  • Tara Tillberry

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Anonymous

     

  • Brian Murphy

    $50

  • Bryan Serstock and Gigi Wagner

    $50

  • Pat Norris

    $25

  • Terry Montgomery

    $100

  • Bob and Linnéa Boyd

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Ben Marx

     

  • Gina Purcell

    $50

  • Heidi Black

    $25

  • Randy and Grace

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Sea Turtle Hearts

    $50

  • Mark Paquette

    $25

  • The Turner Family

    $100

  • Tom & Julie Ferguson

    $250

  • Pete Pulli

    $25

  • Brad & Elizabeth Messer

    $100

  • Ryan Haagenson

    $100

  • J -Mo

    $100

  • Quojuante Moreland

    $25

  • William Mosketti

    $25

  • Marie Landwehr

    $100

  • Donna Dalton and Dan Dyring

     

  • The Nolls

     

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15% Raised of $15,000 Goal

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The Team: $2,185 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

The Nolls

The Nolls

1 year ago

Donna Dalton and Dan Dyring

Donna Dalton and Dan Dyring

1 year ago

Marie Landwehr

Marie Landwehr

DONATION: $100

:) 1 year ago

William Mosketti

William Mosketti

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Quojuante Moreland

Quojuante Moreland

DONATION: $25

Get well soon brother... 1 year ago

J -Mo

J -Mo

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Ryan Haagenson

Ryan Haagenson

DONATION: $100

Get better ma' boy! 2 years ago

Brad & Elizabeth Messer

Brad & Elizabeth Messer

DONATION: $100

Sending Prayers and Hugs from SRB 2 years ago

Pete Pulli

Pete Pulli

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Tom & Julie Ferguson

Tom & Julie Ferguson

DONATION: $250

Tribute to Zach & Lindsey and all the brave men and women who have served our country. Thank you for all the sacrifices you've made so we can all live in the land of the free. 2 years ago