My 19-year-old son Patrick was in a severe car crash on August 12, 2019, that resulted in him being paraplegic.  Driving in Stafford on a backroad he swerved to miss a deer and ended up rolling his car 4 times and was ejected from the car.  His injuries include 5 broken vertebrae, 4 broken ribs, a broken nose, and a collapsed lung.  He had to endure a 7 plus hour surgery to stabilize 5 vertebral fractures in his spine.  He is now going through rehabilitation and will be home within the next couple of months.

We are trying to raise money to help with modifications to our home in preparation for his return along with medical bills the insurance has not covered.  Modifications to the bathroom, his room, and adding a wheelchair ramp are very costly so your assistance is greatly appreciated.

I have watched my son face this obstacle head-on and do what he needs to do to become as independent as possible and I couldn’t be more proud.

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  • SEPTEMBER 6, 2019by Jacqueline Robinson LeDoux, OrganizerPatrick continues to make strides in therapy at the rehabilitation hospital. He’s able to get himself in and out of the wheelchair without needing the plank to guide him. They even had him cooking yesterday. On Wednesday the rehab took Patrick along with a few other to a Washington Nationals baseball game. This was the first time Patrick’s had been out and about since the accident. He told me he didn’t have any problems wheeling himself around the stadium!

    I’m amazed at how quickly he is picking everything up. But then again this boy has never been one to back away from hard work. Patrick is driven to learn how to be independent. This drive plus his positive attitude are two things that are going to help him along the way. I’ve said this so much since the accident but I always hoped I would be the one to inspire my children. I never expected to be the one to be inspired!

    We are very thankful for all those who have donated. The generosity shown is greatly appreciated! Please keep sharing the GoFundMe page and please keep Patrick in your prayers!

David M. Higgins II, Publisher/EditorEditor-in-Chief

David M. Higgins II is an award-winning journalist passionate about uncovering the truth and telling compelling stories. Born in Baltimore and raised in Southern Maryland, he has lived in several East...