I've been 23 years old and about to be a new father. I've gone through the hospital system, incurring major costs along the way, with no insurance. But I've never been brutally attacked while I watched a movie.
Caleb Medley, a victim of the violence in Aurora, has experienced all of these things, however. His father-in-law, David Sanchez, an electrician at Schriever Air Force Base, spoke with the Denver Post about his son-in-law's state.
"He is in stable but critical condition and they are monitoring his condition," Sanchez told reporter Jeremy Meyer.
A visit to Medley's website reveals a little bit more about the rough road ahead.
Caleb is now in the ICU, on the ventilator. The surgeon told us he will be in the ICU for one to two weeks if not longer, and is fighting for his life. He has been to surgery twice already, has received over 4 liters of blood, and must go back to get his right eye removed and the pellets from the shot gun removed.
Caleb is a friend, a husband, a son, and about to be a father. Caleb and his family have no insurance, and these hospital bills are going to be well into the hundreds of thousands if not millions. Caleb and Katie will be struggling with these hospital bills for the rest of their lives. So I ask anyone who can donate anything, to please do so for these marvelous people that do not deserve any of this that happened to them. If you cannot donate, please spread the word for Caleb, his family, and all the other victims from this horrible tragedy. If you would like to talk to me, and ask any questions, please feel free to do so. My number is 719-369-7208 or email me at email@example.com.
A fund set up to pay for the aspiring comedian's mounting medical bills has raised $30,634 at the time of this writing. It was around $26,000 half an hour ago, so it seems that the community's doing what it has done all these past months: taking care of its own.