Our friend Max had a diving accident on June 22nd when he dove off the end of a dock unaware of how shallow the water was. He fractured 3 vertebrae in his neck and has since undergone surgery to repair what they were able to. Currently, he has some movement in his arms, minimal movement in his fingers, and no feeling in his legs.
Max is an unbelievably kind man and amazing father to his 2 and a half-year-old son Elliot. Max and his father live in Olds, but the majority of his family are in Texas, and his mom is working around the travel restrictions to come and be with him as soon as possible.
Max is handling the situation incredibly well, and is already winning over all the nurses in the unit and becoming known for his sweet attitude, constant smile, and the fact that he never complains. He’s working hard in respiratory and physical therapy, asking what else he can do beyond what they have planned for the day.
We’re staying hopeful that his mobility will improve, however, he does have a long road ahead of him. Over what’s been estimated as the next year and a half he’ll have a lot of time in the hospital, in rehab, and away from work. Regular living costs, medical expenses, and being away from work will all add up to a pretty big financial burden.
Max’s friends from work; Zach, Kyle, and Marco have put together this gofundme to try and help Max in whatever way we can. We’d really like to help Max just like he’s helped all of us so many times, and any donations, words of encouragement, and prayer are really appreciated.
Thank you everyone who donates, shares, or supports in any other way.
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