Please Help Brad & Jessica With Their Recovery!
$34,089 raised
136% of $25k goal
85 contributors
33 Days running
Brad Abell and Jessica Connell were the victims of a serious automobile accident on April 14th. Both are in the hospital with a very long road to recovery. Their friends and family have created this fundraiser to help pay their bills while they recover.

Brad and Jessica had their whole future planned.  He proposed to her in Punta Cana and were finalizing the plans of their September wedding.  Brad is a manager and known to be a dedicated hard worker in his fathers company, Abell Custom Marine.  Jessica is an office manager and surgical technician.  This beautiful young couple purchased a home together and had big plans for their new life together.....that all changed in an instant on April 14th when they were involved in a devastating automobile accident.

Brad and Jessica were on their way back to Maryland from Ohio when a semi truck and trailer ran a stop sign causing Brad and Jessica's SUV to TBone the trailer head on. They were pinned under a trailer  carrying steel beams for over an hour until first responders could extract them.  The pictures are horrific and hard to look at it.  But it's the only way to see how truly lucky they were.

It is a miracle they survived such a violent accident and their road to recovery is a long one...but at least they have a road.  Everyone who knows them feel truly blessed that somehow their lives were spared.

Brad, an active outgoing young man,  suffered multiple compound fractures in both arms, shattered elbow, a fractured foot,  a severe concussion, multiple deep facial lacerations and almost every bone in his face is fractured.  He has already endured 2 extensive surgeries and more are scheduled. He will need facial reconstruction surgeries.  Jessica, can only be described as someone who can light up the darkest day has a fractured vertebrate, fractured cheek, multiple lacerations and head trauma.  She is improving every day but has a long ways to go.

This fundraiser is set up to raise funds to help Brad and Jessica with their expenses during their long road to recovery.  Brad and Jessica's  severe and incapacitating injuries will prevent them from returning back to work anytime in the foreseeable future.  They both will have to extensive rehab and therapy.

Our goal is to raise enough funds to cover their mortgage payment, living expenses and assistance for the next 12 months.  We want Brad and Jessica to only concentrate on their recovery and not worry about how they will pay their bills or if they will lose their home.  Any funds leftover will go towards medical, rehabilitation and physical therapy bills that are growing at an alarming rate.

We are also planning a live fundraiser at a date to be determined to help us reach our goal. 

Please consider donating today.  Please share with family and friends! 

.....and please count your blessings and be thankful for every happy and healthy day you have as you never know what tomorrow will bring.

 #abellstrong

 

Funds from this fundraiser will be managed by Brad's father Jeff Abell and Jessie's Mom Dawn Connell. All funds will go strictly to only paying expenses for Brad and Jessica.  For questions or additional information please email:  bradandjessfund@gmail.com  Checks can be mailed to P. O. Box 114 Edgewater MD 21037

 

 

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