Boston Irish Wolfhounds Mike Jones Page
As you may know Michael Jones ‘Jonesy’ recently suffered a life threading spinal cord injury while playing in the Ft. Lauderdale Rugger Fest, in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. This serious and life altering injury left us all of us concerned for his well-being and the long term financial challenges his family will face in years to come.
We can only imagine what his wife and family are going through at this time. The overwhelming concern and desire to help by so many speaks volumes about the character of the man that we all know and love.
Doctors say the immediate concern, is to stabilize him, then he can be physically moved to a spinal injury center. This might take several weeks. It is impossible to predict what the future holds but there is no question that an injury of this nature is a drastic life-altering event. Changing daily family life and creating significant financial Challenges.
Our first concern is to ensure that Michael’s family can be at his side to offer support and comfort, now. The next step is to help in establishing assistance to meet the financial burdens his family will face in the future; these will be significant and most likely for the rest of Jonsey’s life.
The team is establishing a supplemental needs “Trust” for Michael and his Family. Funds will be used first to immediately help the family with travel expenses, then ongoing family medical and other supplemental cost that the family will incur beyond what is covered by insurances and other assistance.
The Albany Knickerbockers Rugby Football Club is accepting contributions to be used by Michael’s family to face the challenges ahead. Many initiatives will be forthcoming but we are asking for your generous contributions, now to deal with the already mounting pressures.
Contributions can be made payable to:
Michael Jones,Supplemental Need Trust and sent to:
Albany Knickerbockers R.F.C.
P.O. Box 1654
Albany, NY 12201
Thank you for your concern and support,
Albany Knickerbockers Rugby Football Club
Charles I. Colley,
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