holy fuck what an un lucky thing to happen. major vibes man
On the night of June 30th at around 9:45PM Eli Ramos, Steve Mink, and myself were listening to music on our 2nd floor back balcony when the railing collapsed and plumitted Eli and Steve to the ground. Unfortunately the two landed on some scattered cinderblocks which created an even higher risk for serious injury. Steve was able to leave the ER with 19 staples in his head with a broken rib and sternum, while Eli stayed for further testing. The fall resulted in the fracturing of Eli's C6 and C7 vertebraes in the neck which have left him a paraplegic with some mobility of his arms. Eli is currently at the Albany Medical Center in an Intensive Care Unit recovering from his emergency surgery that succesfully realigned the two verebrae and released pressure from nerves in the surrounding area. His medical bills are rapidly stacking up and will continue to do so as he must be transfered to a hospital in New York City to be closer to his family. This ambulance ride alone will cost thousands of dollars. While Eli and his family stay strong during this tough time, emotional support is just not enough.