Donate To The Dallas Thornton
Fox Island resident and Troop 27 Eagle
Scout Dallas Thornton was the other driver in the fatal collision on Christmas
Eve 2014, and thankfully he is alive today. His family appreciates everyone's
concern and willingness to help.
Dallas sustained some significant injuries but he is awake, alert and healing
slowly. According to the surgeon, his recovery will take around 6 months to
attempt walking again, to 2 years for recovery. He has a broken wrist and
finger, fractured vertebrae, pelvis, tibia and extensive injuries to both his
feet and ankles, which will require surgery in the near future. Until then he is
recovering and rehabilitating in bed.
The article in the paper is fairly accurate and I can tell you that Dallas
was returning from work following a fellow Islander. The vehicle that Dallas was
following had to take evasive measures to avoid colliding with the vehicle that
eventually hit Dallas head on in his lane as he drove out of the corner and
started up the hill.
Dallas was trapped in the 1998 Chevy Suburban until the Fire Department could
extricate him using the Jaws of life. His parents were coming home from shopping
and arrived on the scene prior to him being removed.
They are so thankful to still have Dallas with them today, and have received
tremendous family, friend and neighborhood support, however medical bills and
other costs are
expected to reach in the thousands of dollars, so any donation you might be able
to spare would be greatly appreciated by the family. It may be up to 2
years before he is able to walk normally again. His service to the community
includes many hours of community service work and his
Eagle Scout project at the Fox
Island Nature Center.
In addition to
multiple surgeries, Dallas will need a wheelchair accessible van for
transportation on a regular basis for the coming months.
Facebook is the best way
to reach him for correspondence.
Contact Us if you have any questions about the fund, or specific
needs you would like to provide for.
by check or gift card may be sent to Dallas at this address:
P. O. Box 656
Fox Island, WA 98333