Ends on: 03 December 2022
On All Saint's Day my fiance Michał returned home alone - I could not take a single day of vacation at that time. As such, I stayed at our flat in Wrocław by myself. On Friday at noon I received a phone call, picking up the phone I did not expect to hear the voice of Michał's sister...
Turns out that Michał had an accident. He was riding his motorcycle with the speed of 60km per hour - as always he enjoyed the moment of slowly defeating kilometers. Unfortunately there was some gravel spilled on the road and when he was taking a turn, a tire has slipped causung the motor to crash. Michał crashed into the fence and hit his spine on one of the posts. It broke his ribs, bruised his lungs and crushed his spine. He was rushed to the hospital where the doctors tried to straighten out his spine.
The operation took over 5 hours, but was unsuccessful and needed to be finished as Michał was bleeding out.We are waiting for information whether a next operation will be needed. As the spinal core is crushed, the prognosis is that Michał will be paralyzed from the waist down for the rest of his life. In a few days time I have moved all our things from Wrocław to Rzeszów, relocating our lives. We cannot allow ourselves to give up at this moment. We were planning to have our wedding in August and our goal is to make Michał more self reliant by then. He will need a very expensive rehabilitation with the use of exoskeleton. It brings great results, but we are slowly running out of money.
The life of a disabled person is not easy - additional means are needed to buy a wheelchair, adapt your home to a new reality and to change your car to make is easier for Michał to travel and move around. Michał wants to return to his job as a pharmacist so that he will be able to help others too. We strongly believe that with support of relatives and friends along with great motivation it will be possible. We have years of hard work in front of us after which it will be revealed whether our lives will be at least similar to the ones we once hoped and planned for together.
We will not allow a short moment to destroy a lifetime. It would be easier however, to make peace with this turn of events if Michał was riding at a neck breaking speed or racing with someone - the end result would be something more expected then. As it is, my fiance had a lot of bad luck that caused his life to slow down at the age of 27.
We want to speed it up again. Michał has too many plans to let go and give up. He will fight with superhuman strength for progress. I know he will succeed and I believe in him, but we need your help. Treatments cause improvements, however bring with themselves a huge monetary cost that is slowly overwhelming us. We can not do it alone, but we are sure we can with YOUR help! We ask you to join us in a fight for Michał's health and future. It would mean the world to us, thank you.