Car Crash Leaves 19 Year Old Paraplegic

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.

Updates (1)

  • 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!

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David M. Higgins II

David M. Higgins was born in Baltimore and grew up in Southern Maryland. He has had a passion for journalism since high school. After spending many years in the Hospitality Industry he began working in Digital Marketing, eventually leading him back to his passion. David started The Southern Maryland Chronicle in December 2017 and has grown it to become the #1 news source in Southern Maryland.

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