A medical fund has been set up for an Oakdale man who sustained a traumatic brain injury last weekend.
Matt Wright is currently in a medically-induced coma after he fell out of the back of a pickup on Saturday, July 7, according to his GoFundMe page.
Wright is being treated at the University of Nebraska Medical Center – Neurological ICU at Clarkson Tower. A team of neurologists, nurses and respiratory therapists are caring for him "around the clock," the page states.
"Their current and primary focus is preventing secondary damage to his brain, by keeping his cranial pressures down. Brain injuries are complex and unpredictable, therefore; we will not know the full scope of his injuries for some time," the site administrator wrote. "What we are asking, first and foremost, is for prayers for a quick and complete recovery for Matt. And prayers for strength and love for his family, in this difficult time."
Friends and family have set up donation opportunities to help with the expenses.
"Any of you who know Matt and Donnelle, know how extremely hard they work for their children," the page states. "They both work full time plus, to support their family. And any of you who know Donnelle, also know, how incredibly much she loves Matt, and that there is absolutely no way she is leaving his side, any time soon. Another truth we all know, is those bills don't care about any of this. Those bills are just going to keep right on coming, and their kids are still going to need to be supported. Any little bit helps, and will be greatly appreciated! Every dollar counts!"
Donations can also be made at the Tilden Bank. Please make checks payable to Donnelle Weed.
Other non-monetary ideas include (but are not limited to):
*Diapers, size 5
*Non-perishable foods--cereals would top that list
*Help with their yard care
*Basic school supplies (school kids range from pre-school to freshman)
In addition, there will be a dinner drive organized for when they return home.
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