Trevor Giles thanks Summit County for help after biking accident that left him a quadriplegic
October 2, 2014
As the one-year anniversary of my bicycle accident, which left me a quadriplegic, just passed, I want to thank the many, many people and businesses that have so generously helped me and my family. We quickly found out what a great place we live in.
While I was at Craig Hospital for three months, our neighbors and church members watched over my teenage son and also got our home ready for my new life in a wheelchair. There have been many who have stepped in to do the things I can no longer do, such as snow blowing, lawn mowing and household maintenance.
The enormous medical bills which insurance did not cover became reality quickly, and the great people my wife and I work for organized two incredible fundraisers. Thank you to the town of Dillon, to Travis Holton and the staff at Pug Ryan's and to Chiropractic Health & Acupuncture for putting together a wonderful buffet and silent auction and the opportunity to get together with so many friends. Thank you also to Arapahoe Basin and staff for supporting me at the Enduro (an amazing annual event), which included an awesome dinner and silent auction. I appreciate my two employers I had here and the opportunity they gave me to do the things I so enjoy the last nine years.
I wish I could thank each person personally who has helped us, financially or otherwise. Many of you donated anonymously. Please know I am grateful for all you have done. This difficult challenge and huge change in our lives has allowed us to see so much good in this world, especially in this community, and we appreciate so many people helping us adjust to our "new normal." Thank you so much!