Editor’s Note: Last Autumn Glibertarians.com community member and writing contributor Ev was very seriously injured. While Ev has mentioned his ongoing struggles in comments, this is a stand-alone update on where things stand.
I have started a GoFundMe for my difficulties. I want to write a whole article about what’s been happening but it would require multiple installments and I’m afraid would touch on novel length. Here is what I wrote for the GoFundMe.
On September 22, 2019 I was hit by a car. I was in a coma for six weeks. I shattered my skull, broke four ribs and my shoulder blade. With pride, I started teaching again…before I really should have. That had to end.
I suffer from extreme auditory hallucinations, intense anxiety, and constant problems with my memory. My skull had to be put back together with titanium wiring. Putting all of this together, I struggle with figuring out what is real and what isn’t. I am still in rehab and am desperately trying my best to get back to work and look at the world with happiness and triumph.
I am asking for money to ease the struggle on my loved ones for taking care of me. I want to conquer this and get back to being me, but I am only halfway through the process of recovery, according to my. I am also out of money and need to find ways to be able to pay for help and medication.
I am not a person who asks for help. But now I need to. There is no other option. Please donate whatever you can so I can try my best to recover and not be as useless as I am right now. I want to prove to everyone that I can get up, recover and prosper.
Thank you for your time and I hope you can help me during this incredibly strenuous era in my life. I no longer need surgery, so there isn’t a strict timeline on this assistance. In order to be solvent before I can get another job, I estimate that I will need about $2000. I will be honest and say that I don’t know how much I will need because I don’t know how long my brain will be this intransigent. Simply talking to me, especially by those who have gone through brain injuries, is another profound way of helping.
Thank you all. I am not afraid to look this angry bull in the eye as it snorts and starts kicking its feet. I need to do this. Your aid helps in any way that you can give it.