Southaven CoC: Blackwell Family Medical Expenses
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Hi everyone, as most of you know Don & Sheri Blackwell were involved in a serious 4-wheeler accident while Don was holding a Gospel Meeting out of town. Don and Sheri both suffered fractured vertebrae during the accident. Don's injuries are severe and have likely resulted in permanent damage. Fortunately, Sheri will recover from the injuries she sustained, but both will have a long recovery ahead of them.

The Southaven church of Christ is organizing a crowdfunding campaign to help assist with the Blackwell's medical expenses that will no doubt be significant. Because they were out of town when the injury occurred we tentatively believe insurance will kick in to cover 50% of the cost associated with treatment for their injuries. Estimates from the Christopher Reeves Foundation suggest the first year cost to deal with similar injuries to be in excess of $500,000. The ongoing costs associated with such injuries can be in excess of $65,000 per year.

This campaign is intended to help the church raise funds that will be used to help offset some of the costs that the family will incur. Many people will consider the cost of the immediate hospital bills but may not think about the many costs that will be associated with all of the adjustments that will need to be made for the family's future living arrangements. The elders at Southaven will also be accumulating any funds sent to the Southaven congregation and earmarked for the "Blackwell Fund" to help offset these expenses as well. If you would prefer to send donations this way you can send them to: Southaven church of Christ, PO Box 128, Southaven, MS 38671.

The church at Southaven and the family appreciate your prayers and support during this difficult time.



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