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Created 05.3.2018 by Community Benefit Tree
June 16, 2018
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On Christmas Eve 2017, Allen Jones was in a car accident that has dramatically changed his and his family’s lives. While on his way home from visiting his 91 year old mother in Iola, WI, Allen hit a patch of black ice, resulting in his car flipping several times - leaving him with a spinal cord injury and resulting quadriplegia. Allen spent 4 ½ weeks in the Neenah ThedaClark intensive care unit, then was transferred to the Shirley Ryan AbilityLabs Rehabilitation Center in Chicago. It is anticipated that he will be transferred to Quality Living, Inc. in Omaha, Nebraska to receive more intensive treatment. Allen has had some improvements since his time in the ICU, but he continues to struggle daily to try to meet his goals as he is relearning how to walk and use his upper body. Allen and his family are now facing a life of adjustment to his new physical limitations. Additionally, Allen will no longer have his insurance as of June 2018, and he and his family are worried about his being able access the therapy and treatment that he needs.
Specialized Equipment Needed:
• Specialized wheelchair and additional chair for shower access: $30,000
• Vehicle with wheelchair lift- $45,000
• Hospital bed- $5,000
• Hoyer lift: $3,000
Allen is a loving husband and father to 7 children, 15 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Prior to his accident, he was 2 months away from retiring as a tester from Miller Electric where he has been employed for 45 years. Allen is known for being a compassionate and kind man. Both Allen and his wife Donna are notorious for their adventurous spirits – they enjoy traveling to new places, and Allen additionally enjoys woodworking, carving, fishing, golf and hunting. Family and friends have been gathering together to help as much as they can, but the costs of Allen’s treatment have become crippling. We are now reaching out to the community for support – to ask for help in getting Allen the necessary medical equipment that he needs to live at home safely.