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...lost my leg...support needed www.donationforjosh.com

UPDATE : SEE www.donationforjosh.com THANK YOU

Well...my name on here kripple was a joke because i shattered my ankle playin football a year ago....well now it's a true name....

Some may already know me because of my volusia project me and my dad have been working on for the past 2 years...it's been coming along very nicely i just got some ape hangers put on...

well on august 4th i was crusin with my wife on the back at about 9:20pm...we decided to stop at our friends house which is on the left side of the road...so i'm stopped waiting for traffic so i can make my left hand turn...when i notice the vehicle behind me gettin closer and closer very fast...i soon find out that he doesn't even see me sitting there so in a attempt to save our lives i go for the turn and gun it to get out of his way....it would have worked if he didn't swerve over the double yellow line and T-bone us...the brunt of the hit was taken by my left leg...my wife was thrown down the side of the car catching her leg on the door panel cutting it open....

....later in the hospital we find out that the 16 year old kid who was illegally driving...hit us at 46 mph....my injuries resulted in the amputation of my left leg above the knee...my wifes arm was broken above the elbow where they put a 10 inch long plate and 9 screws in...she also had a gash on her leg that required surgery to repair the muscles....

I want to share this because support helps in this hard time....but also to be a reminder to be aware of the other idiots that don't care that we're there on the road with them...it'll take some getting used to but we'll make it...on the bright side of things we're both alive and i can handle me takin the worst of the hit so that my wife didn't.

below are some pictures of the damage and what my bike looked like before the accident....

I will say to those that are willing to help and able to help....i need a prosthetic to be able to live a normal life...insurance is not willing to do alot at this point...i also can't work so my parents are trying their hardest to cover my bills that are still rolling in.....if you knew me you would know that i am not the type of person to ask for hand outs but i need help from everyone....please PM me if you can help in any way and if you can't help in a donating way your words still mean the world to us....BTW our names are Josh and Jessica Burkett....thank you so much


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****! I'm so sorry to hear this - prayers are going out to both you and your wife.
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I'm sitting here stunned. Look for a PM from me soon.


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Damn dude, I am sorry to hear this. You seem to be handling it pretty well. I kinda know what you are going through. With todays modern technology you'll be back up and walking before you know it. Prayers to you and your wife for quick and complete healing.
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OMG! SO-O-O sorry, man! Prayers (really) for you both.

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Damn man, my thoughts and prayers to you and your wife. Some people just don't look around them.
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I am so very sorry this happened to you and your wife! I don't have the words to tell you what I'm feeling. Miss Polly and I are sending up prayers for you two, and we will continue to.
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Dang... hate to see and hear this... you and your wife are in our thoughts and prayers.

I was hit by car on L side on 1 Jul... double compound fracture but docs were able to save leg even though they talked about amputation.

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That's terrible news. You're strong, though, being able to recognize that you both got out of it alive and will be able to carry on. I really admire you for that. Thoughts and prayers go out to you both.

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I hope you both heal quicker than expected!
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