Vernie Davis Fund Raiser

For: Vernie Davis Family
Organizer: Davis Children
$6,472
of $15,000 goal.
Raised by 80 donors
43% Complete
This fundraiser is closed. Thank you for your support!

The Story

In March of 2014 Vernie Davis was a victim of a hit and run accident while riding his motrcycle in Orlando, FL. For the past 8 months Vernie has been recovering in a local Rehabilitation facility close to his hometown. He has been doing exceptionally well with therapy and was taken off of tube feedings and getting regular meals 3 times a day. With no warning seizure activity started at the end of August and he spent 2 weeks in the hospital. Underwent 2 surgeries, and was placed in a medically induced coma for 6 days to give his brain a rest because they seizures wouldn't stop.Those who know Vernie know, that he is a one of a kind man. A large heart for all and willing to do anything for anyone. A man who loved life, his family, and friends. Everytime you saw him he had a smile on his face. Whether it was riding through town in the PennDot truck, or on his motorcycle yelling at you to "get a job!!" :) But one thing is for sure.. Once a friend of Vernie's, always a friend of Vernie's. 

This fund raiser is being set up to help with medical expenses incurred while on his road to recovery in long term care, which his insurance does not cover. They will only cover an allotted amount of days, and after that he is forced to leave the facility whether he is physically and emotionally ready to or not and continue with LIMITED home care. This fundraiser will also help fund renovations to his home to make it wheelchair accessible for him. Vernie deserves to live as normal a life as he possibly can. He did not deserve to have this happen to him.

We THANK YOU in advance for your continued prayers and support for Vernie and his family. His family is always by his side to help him get better and are strengthened by the love, support, and prayers they recieve. You all know as well as we do that he would be more than appreciative of the love and support he is recieving, and would reciprocate it 10 fold.

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on December 29, 2014

Posted on December 29, 2014

GOOD MORNING ALL!!!! I am very proud and estatic to say that VERN IS HOME!!!! It has been a long time coming and the house Isn't completely ready but due to the oh so great insurance company (enter sarcasm here) we had to bring him home but he is loving it!!! And for that I am happy and thankful!!! Thank you to all who have been there for ALL of us and him through this difficult time. Those who sent cards, checked on him, visited him in Florida and back here in PA, those who have tirelessly prayed for him everyday since day one, any and everything you have done... THANK YOU, YOU ARE APPRECIATED!!!! 
Now with that being said I am calling on all prayer warriors to continue to lift him up in prayer. Although he is home he still has a long, long road ahead. We recently found out he has vocal cord paraylysis and they are paralyzed closed which carries a strong possibility he may never be able to get his trach out and there are very few options that we have to correct this that will not affect another function for him. There was some type of damage to his cords somewhere down the line but we are unsure when this occured. And also quite boggled because he had been talking before. This man has defied all odds against him and I believe in the power of prayer and someday we will have the pleasure of hearing him once again. Please also continue to share this site as we still have alot more to complete on the house and many things he needs that are not covered by insurance. We cannot express enough how grateful we are for you, and how blessed he is to have such loving and caring people surrounding him. He is a truly, truly blessed man!! He still loves his visitors, just be sure to call first please!! :) 
Be sure to check out a bunch of new photos I added to the site. I can't express enough how important each and every one of you are to or family. Thank You!!!
God Bless!!!
Jennifer

Posted on December 29, 2014

Posted on December 29, 2014

GOOD MORNING ALL!!!! I am very proud and estatic to say that VERN IS HOME!!!! It has been a long time coming and the house Isn't completely ready but due to the oh so great insurance company (enter sarcasm here) we had to bring him home but he is loving it!!! And for that I am happy and thankful!!! Thank you to all who have been there for ALL of us and him through this difficult time. Those who sent cards, checked on him, visited him in Florida and back here in PA, those who have tirelessly prayed for him everyday since day one, any and everything you have done... THANK YOU, YOU ARE APPRECIATED!!!!

Now with that being said I am calling on all prayer warriors to continue to lift him up in prayer. Although he is home he still has a long, long road ahead. We recently found out he has vocal cord paraylysis and they are paralyzed closed which carries a strong possibility he may never be able to get his trach out and there are very few options that we have to correct this that will not affect another function for him. There was some type of damage to his cords somewhere down the line but we are unsure when this occured. And also quite boggled because he had been talking before. This man has defied all odds against him and I believe in the power of prayer and someday we will have the pleasure of hearing him once again. Please also continue to share this site as we still have alot more to complete on the house and many things he needs that are not covered by insurance. We cannot express enough how grateful we are for you, and how blessed he is to have such loving and caring people surrounding him. He is a truly, truly blessed man!! He still loves his visitors, just be sure to call first please!! :)

Be sure to check out a bunch of new photos I added to the site. I can't express enough how important each and every one of you are to or family. Thank You!!!

God Bless!!!
Jennifer


Posted on November 17, 2014

Posted on November 17, 2014

Good afternoon everyone!! I apologize it has been a very long time since I have posted an update and photos. We have alot going on with the house and spending alot of time at the greenery ensuring he is recieving proper and adequate care. Since the last update he has been progressing rather well. The last issue he had set him quite a ways back, almost back to where we were at the beginning so some progress was quite slow but its progress!!! He has not had any seizure activity since he was in the hospital (knock on wood). He is moving alot more, loves to hold your hand and SMILE!!! Which you will see if the site lets me upload pictures. He can and does voice sounds but not really talking yet even with his speaking valve. He can but he just has not yet. Except when I got him to say Hi for me :) His eating is also progressing well. He is pretty much over the whole clear thin liquids and puree'd foods lol which I dont blame him. He has been eating soft foods and chewing alot more and doing quite well. His mood depends on whether he is going to cooperate or not. He has been recieving OT and PT bedside but recently we have been taking him to the therapy room to try and get him more motivated but he isnt ready for standing again just yet but it takes time and he WILL get back to where he was before but better!!! He recently dressed up and handed out candy at the Halloween Party the Greenery hosted. He has always loved kids and had a great time! He was wide awake the entire time and even acted like he was trying to take the kids candy bags. He loved it and everyone loved his costume! He is like a celebrity in there smh... We are a few steps closer to getting the trach out. it has been downsized and this past week the resporatory Dr approved a cap for it. We are starting out 1-2 hours a day with the trach capped, monitoring his oxygen and breathing and he tolerates it quite well. I am very proud of his pregress and accomplishments thus far and I know with time he will continue to get better and better!!!!! House is coming along slowly but going well. I'm just about all painted out!! Looking forward to getting everything done and ready for when it is time for dad to come home, where he belongs. 
In the springtime we will hold another fundraiser for him as there are still many things he needs that insurance just does not cover and we cannot afford. It is hard finding organizations that assist in this type of situation. Once plans have been made it wil be posted and flyers made. As always thank you all so much for your continued love, support, and prayers. While he is progressing he still has a long way to go...The power of prayer is strong, please keep him in your thoughts and prayers. IT IS GREATLY APPRECIATED!!
Please continue to share this site and check out all of the new pictures. I have uploaded quite a few. it's been a long time since I've updated the site.
GOD BLESS!!
JENNIFER

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