After returning from WordCamp San Francisco, Ptah Dunbar was involved in a near fatal accident on his motorcycle. In a head on collision with a cab, Ptah suffered extensive cuts, bruises and broken bones when he went somewhat ungracefully through the front and back window of the afore mentioned cab. Very lucky to be alive, after a week of hospitalization, Ptah faces a number of challenges. He’s still without eyesight in his left eye which will require specialists, and is hoped to heal in time.
As a freelancer, Ptah was without insurance at the time of the accident. Aside from his hospitalization, his future involves many specialists and recovery time. He’s currently being cared for by family, who describe the situation as “immediate”. The eye specialist alone will be $1100.
As a valued member of our community, we’re hoping to provide immediately needed financial relief for Ptah to help him and his family with living expenses and medical expenses over the next few months, allowing him time to heal. So many members of the community are freelancers and understand the lifestyle of living without insurance, starting your own business and the relative expenses and how being unable to work suddenly, for a prolonged period, coupled with medical expenses might impact your life. It’s probably very frightening to not know when your life will return to normal or you’ll be able to provide for yourself again. Imagine what a relief we could provide by letting Ptah know he has a whole world of people who have his back.
Though a monetary donation is likely to be the most ideal way to contribute, you may also leave Ptah a message by commenting on this page. If you’re local to Miami, you might also consider dropping off dinner. Really, don’t be embarrassed to donate 5$, even 1$. The point is that as a community, we’ll come together for a cause and amount bigger than any of us individually. Above all, thank you. (images courtesy of Austin Passy, Brad Williams & Ptah)