Family and friends are rallying behind a Rutland cyclist who was struck by a car in September.
“He broke his femur in a compound fracture as his leg was crushed between a large pickup truck and his bike seat. He was initially conscious after the accident, alerting loved ones to the scene by phone,” friend Jessica Sato said shortly after the crash.
“After being transported to the hospital, the waiting time before surgery proved too much, and Trevor lapsed into a coma due to a fat embolism that night.”
Bohac was in a coma for some time, but is now awake, alert and starting his recovery – which friends says will cost a small fortune.
“Trevor is out of his coma and getting ready to come home,” said Raquel Rose.
“We need to do alterations to the van that was gifted to the family and to his home. Trevor is still wheelchair bound and will require one-on-one, full-time support for the foreseeable future, so he will also require funds for his rehabilitation and continuing care.”
Friends have organized a fundraising event to help cover the cost. It takes place Friday, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Cooper's Foods parking lot in Rutland.
The pubic is invited to stop by and enjoy a hot beverage, bid on silent auction items donated by local businesses or buy raffle tickets to win a basket donated by Cooper's.
For information on the event and the crowdfunding account friends have created, check out the Fundraiser for Trevor Bohac Facebook page.