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My family and friends are uniting to raise money to support Kirby's leg recovery and surgeries. Please show your loving support and donate!

Kirby, my one and only older brother, has experienced his second very serious accident in less than 10 years. This latest accident happened on May 31, 2012, the day after his 38th birthday. He went on a short boating vacation and was injured within the first hour of being on the lake. The rope on the tube wrapped around his leg and mangled it. He was taken by ambulance from Norris Lake to the University of Knoxville for treatment. Care flight would have taken even longer due to their location on the lake. He has gone through many ups and downs with his treatment. He has seen surgeons, wound and nerve specialists, hematologists, and will soon be going to a burn unit and having more surgeries. Being a single dad and living alone, he has done quite well staying positive. His children are craving his attention and a regular life! He is now able to maneuver around with a wheelchair. His leg is so mangled and the two major wounds are wide open. He has lived with a pic-line and wound vacs, home health care and my mom staying with him to give medicine and do all the housework necessary to keep going. His children are troopers but are wanting their dad to be healthy and able to walk again. He has no feeling in his calf and the nerve specialist is hoping it will come back. Insurance is limited and any monetary support would help with the gas to and from all the doctors that are at least a one to two hour drive one way. I am his only sibling and live 2 hours away and think and pray everyday for something good to come out of all of this. I feel so passionate about helping him and my amazing family that is there and able to support him more than I can. I am asking if you can spare any amount of money to assist him and his family to get through the next year of recovery. It is with a heavy heart, and faith, that I am sending this message to all those who may know my family or Kirby or his kids personally. Any amount will help and will be so VERY MUCH appreciated! Bless you all! Our family is strong and we will get through this with support from God, family, and friends!

Tina King-Dent
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