As many of you have read in the thread the below, our friend Sean Sykora (thekeeper) severely injured his eye when an off road light exploded in his eye:
Sean has spent the time since then in a lot of pain and unable to work or even be on the forum due to his injury. Since he is self-employed, not being able to work means not being able to generate income for himself and the mounting medical bills. Fortunately, Sean and his wife (Melissa) have medical insurance that will cover most of the cost at 80% coverage, but the remainder is still substantial and will increase with the additional surgeries that Sean may need have. Sean has had a recent doctor appointment where they did a CT scan and are waiting for the results, but the suspicion is there may still be some fragments in the eye because Sean is still in a lot of pain. This may require another surgery and there has been talk of a corneal transplant in the future. It is going to be a long road to recovery and that means a lot of time lost at work.
For those of you that have wheeled with or enjoyed meeting Sean, you know he is a fun loving, generous, caring and an all around great guy. He has always gone the extra mile to help a friend (both on and off road) and I am asking that we all do the same. I have set up a donation fund that will go directly to Sean and Melissa to help out with the lost wages and medical bills. Your help is greatly appreciated, so please share whatever you can. Remember, this could have happened to any one us that like to work on our own trucks, so please consider if this had happened to you and the impact it would have. Time to pay if forward people, I can honestly say Sean and Melissa would do it for you if the circumstances were reversed.
I hope the best possible outcome for Sean and am praying that he can be well enough to make it to the summit this year....or his friends will miss him a lot!
I have set up a donation account on Paypal for Sean:
Paypal payment instructions:
1) Click "Send Money" tab
2) Click "Personal" tab
3) Click "Gift" radio button (personal gifts are not charged a handling fee on either end)
4) Put in: [email protected] For email
5) Put in your amount.
Thank you everyone, this forum and community is wonderful and I have no doubt of the generosity and human spirit that exists here.