Help support Mike and Mandy- Bad Knee Injury
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$550 Raised
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Ended Jan 9, 2015
My wife and I moved to Avon, Colorado two and a half years ago. We had dreams of Rocky Mountain living and plans to start our family out here in the valley.My wife is a child care provider and I'm a Chef. So moving to this hospitality driven valley made.. More ...

My wife and I moved to Avon, Colorado two and a half years ago. We had dreams of Rocky Mountain living and plans to start our family out here in the valley.My wife is a child care provider and I'm a Chef. So moving to this hospitality driven valley made perfect sense! Things have been going great and my wife is now pregnant! (It’s a girl!) We are expecting January 16 2015 and Mandy my wife plans to go on maternity leave soon. I had a perfect job lined up for the upcoming winter season and was looking forward to the extra work the 2015 FPS Races would bring to my industry this year. Unfortunately on Friday Oct 24, the front brake caliper on my motorcycle locked up leaving the local gas station. I was going around 4 mph when  I laid the bike down on its left side and on my left knee. At that time I thought I was ok, but the weight of the bike shattered my left knee cap in to 8 pieces. I was taken to the hospital and went in to emergency surgery that afternoon. The doctors realized it was an 'open fracture' ( bone penetrated skin) and subsequently I was in the Hospital for 3 days receiving IV antibiotics to prevent infection. My kneecap is currently held together by a series of internal screws and wires that will eventually have to be removed. We are hoping for a full recovery as the other option would be knee replacement surgery. This injury and my wife’s pregnancy has left us both unemployed for the foreseeable next several months and we are asking our friends, family and face book friends for some assistance during this extremely difficult time. Anything will help and will be greatly appreciated. Anything we recieve will go directly to bills, rent and medical expenses. We are a strong couple and know we can make it through this. We also know when it’s time to ask for a little help. Thank you in advance for anything you can do, even if it’s just a prayer or positive vibe.   –Mike and Mandy

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