Blackburn Family

For: Josh Blackburn
Organizer: Leona Hill and Liz Sherbaugh
Blackburn Family  (Josh Blackburn)
$13,275
of $10,000 goal.
Raised by 144 donors
100% Complete
This fundraiser is closed. Thank you for your support!

The Story

As most of you probably know by now, Josh Blackburn was in a car accident near Garibaldi on his was home from work Saturday January 4th 2014. He was life-flighted to Emanuel. Josh is a wonderful husband and father of 2. Josh works as a Paramedic and RN for Tillamook Regional Medical Center. Josh is always so compassionate toward his patients and positive to be around. We are asking for donations to help the Blackburn family with financial burdens that arise. A US bank account has also been set up.

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on February 21, 2014

Posted on February 21, 2014

We've almost been home a month! Where has the time gone? Josh continues to make improvements every single day. We are so thankful to have each other and our family. I'm so very very thankful that our kids get to have their dad as they remember him. With his type of brain injury, he could have come home with a completely different personality.

For better, or worse, he's back to his old self. I came home from work a few days ago carrying a big box and kicked open the porch doo...r only to have him jump out and scare me. Needless to say, I threw the box and screamed, to which he said, "I'm baaaaaackkkkk!" There's never a dull moment around here!

He has far too much time on his hands lately! Slow Grows It plans are in full swing. I continue to be the 'dream crusher' of bringing him back to reality. Thankfully he should be ready to return to work sometime next month.

We cannot thank our friends, family, and coworkers for the tremendous support over the last few months. At times it's hard to wrap my mind around what we've gone through. Above all, we are thankful and blessed that God has given us a chance to keep on keepin' on.

Posted on January 25, 2014

Posted on January 25, 2014

  • We've been home for three full days! I had to attend a computer training all week for our new computer system at Roby's so its been BUSY! Josh has been a trooper and has come to work with me, attended therapies, and has mostly followed the doctor's rules. (I did find him in the hay loft the first day so he won't be staying home alone anytime soon!)

    We are doing well. Life is back in to full-force with kids, work, and recovery. We are SO blessed by our friends who have provided meals which is one less step for me at the end of the day.

    We can literally feel the community support at each place we need to stop in town. We can feel that people are rooting for Josh and his recovery. It's slightly strange when people we don't personally know, stare, smile, and nod when we walk by...but we'll take it because we know they're rooting for us!

    Thanks again for all of the support. We truly appreciate it even if we can't find words to adequately express our gratefulness.

Posted on January 25, 2014

Posted on January 25, 2014

  • We've been home for three full days! I had to attend a computer training all week for our new computer system at Roby's so its been BUSY! Josh has been a trooper and has come to work with me, attended therapies, and has mostly followed the doctor's rules. (I did find him in the hay loft the first day so he won't be staying home alone anytime soon!)

    We are doing well. Life is back in to full-force with kids, work, and recovery. We are SO blessed by our friends who have provided meals which is one less step for me at the end of the day.

    We can literally feel the community support at each place we need to stop in town. We can feel that people are rooting for Josh and his recovery. It's slightly strange when people we don't personally know, stare, smile, and nod when we walk by...but we'll take it because we know they're rooting for us!

    Thanks again for all of the support. We truly appreciate it even if we can't find words to adequately express our gratefulness.

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