On Saturday evening, January 6th, Joshua was a victim of an attempted murder by vehicle. He had gone to deliver some household items to someone in need when the car was stolen. Joshua was chased and run over with the car by the thief.
Joshua has extensive and major injuries. He has a crushed pelvis that caused severe internal bleeding. He’s had a seven hour surgery on his pelvis and may require additional surgery. There are multiple broken vertebrae but no damage to the spinal cord. He also has several broken ribs. He has a dislocated elbow that requires additional surgery. Joshua has severe road rash on his left shin and up the left side of his body, from his waist to his chest, where the car’s tire ran over him. There are also multiple small lacerations on his body.
Joshua’s long-term prognosis is still in question. Although the doctors expect him to return to a relatively average lifestyle in about a year, only time will tell how and when he returns to HIS life. His life includes parenting two very young children, active adventuring, bicycling, rock climbing, hiking, and kayaking.
Joshua bicycle commutes to campus for his PhD program, as they are a one-car family, and he is the sole provider. Our goal is to help him and his family ease the financial burden so that Joshua can complete the year remaining in his program and start his Professorial career. Any help or warm wishes you can extend are greatly appreciated, as Joshua will need to spend significant time in an inpatient rehab facility.
Thank you so much.