We recently learned that Joe Stutzman was involved in a serious motorcycle accident a couple of weeks ago. Please read his wife’s message below and consider helping her and Joe prepare their home for what will surely be a difficult recovery.
To Joe: We truly wish you a speedy recovery!
Here’s an excerpt from the fundraising site:
“I’m Jill Stutzman, Joe’s wife and mother of our kids. On March 19, 2017, Joe was in a motorcycle accident caused by avoiding a car. Joe’s thoracic 11 & 12 vertebrae shattered, causing a spinal cord injury, which has left him paralyzed from the waist down. He had a 5 hour (3 hours to sew spinal cord)surgery on 3/21. The doctor used screws & bolts to put the vertebrae together, and installed a rod from T-7 down to L-2. Joe also has 3 broken ribs, had a collapsed lung which required a chest tube, a broken nose, badly bruised elbow and hips, and more. Our house must be retro-fitted for handicap accessibility. Joe will also need a wheel chair, and a handicap van. Please help my kids and I provide for their Dad, who has always provided for us. Your thoughts, prayers for strength and fortitude, and financial assistance mean so much to us. Thank you for helping Joe come home to a house that is ready for him and his new life.”