Chip-in Fund Balance Sheet for Jim Uprichard & UpdateSubmitted by 4Constitution on Sun, 10/28/2012 - 18:38
Hello Liberty Lovers,
This is to thank those of you who have prayed and donated to Jim Uprichard. Jim was a National Delegate who traveled to Tampa on his motorcycle. Unfortunately he was in a near fatal accident and he has a long recovery. He will need two additional surgeries and extensive rehabilitation. It seems when the hospital found out he had no insurance they sent Jim home, which was over 2800 miles away. Jim should have had after care and therapies provided to him, but he did not.
Jim is a true patriot and friend. We have rallied together, made hundreds and hundreds, if not thousands of calls for Dr. Paul, and we became delegates to our county and state conventions. Jim is on his Republican Central Committee.
This is a partial list of how your donations have been used to assist in travel expenses, etc.
Flight to Florida for Jim's family member - $430
Lodging for Jim's family member - $235
Car rental for Jim and his family member - $483
Shuttle - $35
Gas for travel around Daytona area - $40
Precriptions - $95
Flight for Jim and cousin returning to Reno - $1181
Night's lodging - $92
There are so many more contributions to Jim needing to be mentioned and thanked for their effort.
Several friends have:
Purchased organic food and range fed beef for feeding Jim for the past 5 weeks.
Paid for two prescriptions and took him in for a few days.
Made homemade organic soup.
An unemployed friend donated a lot of time caring for Jim and making food for him his first days home.
Taking Jim to the bank and for coffee, as well as staying at his home.
One doctor has offered rehab after he gets sugery.
Two other doctors gave consultations to Jim at no cost, along with some nutritional supplements.
The above mentioned are all Ron Paul supporters.
The following is a short list thus far of billing for his care in Florida:
Hospital Bill $92,000
Ambulance Service $785
We have not received any additional bills up to this point, but would be ignorant in thinking nothing else is coming.
Jim has stayed in my home for more than 3 weeks. We have traveled to many appointments. The good news (?) we just had his first appointment with the Veterans Administration Hospital. We believe they are not able to handle the extensive surgeries and therefore will be referred out. Normally it takes 6 to 10 weeks for an appointment, but we have one in 3 weeks. I have taken it upon myself to be a 'squeaky wheel' with this regard in attempt to get him seen sooner.
At this point we are nervous about Jim losing the use of his left eye. We will not know until more tests and possibly surgery is performed. His shoulder needs an MRI and surgery to see what the result will be. A great deal of memory has come back, but Jim struggles with day to day, short term memory. Jim still does not rememeber too much of attending the RNC or any of the accident. jim still remembers Ron Paul and why liberty is so important. Just the other day he contacted Dean Heller and Danny Tarkanian's office. He is still in this movement. Recently he received a phone call from Virgil Goode.
Please consider donating and passing this to other meetups, to assist Jim. And again we are asking for your prayers for a full and gently and quick recovery.