Get Joshua Roe back on his feet!

For: Joshua Roe
Gainesville, FL
Organizer: Ryan and Jackie Roe
Get Joshua Roe back on his feet! (Joshua Roe)
$6,959
of $10,000 goal.
Raised by 76 donors
69% Complete

The Story

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.

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on January 18, 2018

Posted on January 18, 2018

Joshua got out of the ICU today! He's in the rehab part of the hospital waiting for a bed to open up in an inpatient facility, where he'll stay for a couple of weeks. Joshua and Elizabeth are overwhelmed with everything you all have done- from prayers, to helping monetarily, to food, to childcare. They want to thank everyone from the bottom of their hearts.


Posted on January 14, 2018

Posted on January 14, 2018

As we continue on this journey, the doctor’s have provided more information regarding the extensive recovery time that will be required and the amount of rehabilitation necessary to regain maximum functionality. Joshua rocked his elbow surgery this morning and is recovering well from last week’s pelvic surgery but another surgery in the coming months could be necessary.  Although he is still in the ICU, he has shown great improvement over the past week. He deserves a gold medal for his good attitude and positive outlook despite the challenges. Thank you to the UF faculty for their continued support to keep up with his studies to stay on track for graduation. And most importantly, thank you to all of Joshua’s friends and family that continue to show boundless love and support. 


Posted on January 14, 2018

Posted on January 14, 2018

Joshua's second surgury is just about to begin. It's to fix the dislocated and fractured right elbow. It requires a permanent pin. The surgury should be under 3 hours.

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