Help Us Help John

John Alan McCoskey is a 21 yr. old logger who suffered a severe head injury when a tree fell on him while doing work in southern Ohio. After his co-workers were able to clear a place for the chopper to land, he was care-flighted to University of ...

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John Alan McCoskey is a 21 yr. old logger who suffered a severe head injury when a tree fell on him while doing work in southern Ohio. After his co-workers were able to clear a place for the chopper to land, he was care-flighted to University of Cincinnati Hospital, and has been in their Intensive Care Units since the accident on August 2, 2013. His mom, Debbie, an employee of Adena Hospital in Chillicothe, and his dad, Tim, an employee of Kenworth in Chillicothe, and his girlfriend Makenzie have committed to rotate being by his side 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. His younger brother, Travis, has been his biggest supporter, the host and tour guide for all of John's visitors, and his prayer warrior. John is not to be left alone in case he wakes up or needs assistance at any time. Because of their commitment, they have become a major part of his life-saving care. Two times, John began bleeding from the tracheostomy site and if Tim had not been by his bedside, John would have bled to death within minutes. Thankfully he was there to save his son's life. And because of Debbie's awareness of John's condition, procedures that he has been through, and medications that he was on, she was able to prevent a major mix-up with John and another patient on his floor.

Both of their employers have been kind enough to save their jobs for them, but with Tim's unpaid time-off, he is torn between being there with John and being back to work to pay their monthly bills, and their daily increasing medical bills.

This is where you come in. So many of you have expressed concern by phone, text and social media. "How can I help?" is a common question. "If we can do anything," is also a common phrase. Well, here's a chance for you to make a big difference. This account will enable the family to do what needs done... from hotels in the area, to gas money for travel to Cincinnati, to paying monthly bills until things level back off. Our prayer is that happens soon, but they're strapped in for a long-haul experience.

Your donation is not tax deductible. It will not get you on the Jerry Lewis telethon or your name engraved on a plaque. It will, however, make your heart sing, let them live as normally as possible through this ordeal, and foster a sense of hope that folks can pull together in times of need.

Any amount is a big difference. Thanks in advance for being awesome!
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