We are looking for spiritual and monetary support for Bill Price. On May 1, 2018, he suffered a terrible accident. While working on the exterior of a home , the scaffolding gave way and Bill dropped over 20 feet landing on his feet. He severely broke his right leg, both fibula and tibia. The tibia broke in three places. The fibula broke just above a plate from a previous injury. Fortunately, across the street, a kind soul with some medical training was able to stay with Bill until the ambulance arrived.
Bill was not working alone. His brother-in-law, Richard Palmer, was also up on the scaffolding, miraculously avoiding any major injuries. Richard managed to call the paramedics immediately after the fall. He suffered a fracture to his sternum, has an injured knee and moving, generally, is quite difficult. He and his wife would greatly appreciate your prayers for his speedy recovery.
Bill was taken by ambulance to Sparrow Hospital in Lansing, Michigan. When he got to the ER, the trauma team put a temporary splint on his leg and took x-rays to assess the damage in his leg as well as other areas of his body. They found his foot and ankle unbroken but saw the obvious breaks to his tibia and fibula. They determined surgery would be necessary. An initial surgery took place on May 1st in order to put the bones in an alignment that will allow the swelling to subside enough to do a second (and hopefully final) surgery to fix his leg. The first surgery put an external fixation mechanism in place which uses large fiberglass pins to hold the bones in place from the outside of the leg. This is just a temporary fix in order to get the limb in better condition before doing the surgery which will fix the leg.
What is to come:
Bill will need to be completely off his foot for one to two weeks while waiting for the swelling to subside enough to allow the surgeons to do the second surgery. Bill will also be fitted with a back brace which will go from his hips up to the middle of his chest in order to hold his spine in proper alignment to allow his fractured L1 vertebrae to heal.
Once Bill has the second surgery we don’t yet know how long he will be off work. Unfortunately, Bill’s work situation is such that when he is not working, he does not get paid. Furthermore, his insurance policy currently covers anyone who works for him, but not himself directly. This means an immense financial burden will be put on Bill, only weeks before getting married. Any donations for Bill and his soon to be wife would be incredibly helpful in the coming weeks and months.
Anyone that knows Bill is aware of his giving spirit. He is generous with his time, talent and money, helping family, church and friends with anything from car repairs, home improvements to starting a traditional latin schola for the benefit of his parish and the greater glory of God.
Clearly, the goal is not enough to cover all his medical bills, but it's a place to start. Please, let us repay him for his generosity!