An area family is doing their part to help a relative recover from a serious wreck.
The family of Michael McFaul will be holding three events on Saturday, December 14 in Roscoe. All proceeds from the events will be given to his benefit account, which was established in order to provide financial support for McFaul's rising medical expenses as well as the growing cost of airfare to send family to be by his side for emotional and physical support.
McFaul is currently in the Grady Hospital Burn Unit in Atlanta, GA. His family resides in Texas, which is over 1,100 miles away.
On August 29, 2013, McFaul was involved in a tractor trailer wreck with another tractor. His tractor rolled on its side, and the fuel tank exploded.
McFaul was trapped in his vehicle for several minutes until a passer-by helped free him. As a result of the accident, he suffered third-degree burns on 75% of his body.
So far, he has undergone several surgeries but is currently still in a medical coma. McFaul had not met the requirements for his job for medical insurance, and in Texas, companies are not required to have workers' comp, according to family members. Thus, his medical bills continue to rise.
The first of three events on December 14 will be the 1st Annual Walk for the Burn Walk-a-Thon, which will be held at the Roscoe Collegiate High School Track Field. Registration begins at 9 a.m., with the walk-a-thon starting at 10 a.m.
Pledge forms are available, and the fee will be waived for those who raise $100 or more.
Thereafter, a brisket sandwich sale will be held at the Roscoe Community Center. Serving will start at 5 p.m.
Also at this time, a bake sale and silent auction will take place at the Roscoe Community Center. There will be various tasty treats, and sugar-free desserts will also be available. The silent auction will start at 5 p.m. and end at 8 p.m.
For the events, the family is also asking for donations to cover the costs for various items. Among them include t-shirts, buns, briskets, onions, pickles, barbecue sauce, chips, sandwich wrappers and napkins.
Furthermore, a benefit account has been set up in McFaul's honor at First Financial Bank in Sweetwater, under the account number 10110072955.
"Many have asked if there is any way to help...Any money donated will be used for medical expenses and travel for the family, since the cost is very high," said family members.
For more information on McFaul, please contact his grandfather, James McFaul, at 325-514-7499 or 325-766-3421. To learn more about the events, call Andi Hall at 325-721-7130 or Chris Hall at 325-721-3057.