Thursday, November 5, 2015

Kerrville bicyclist hit by van

Clayton Gartman, before the accident, at his printing press at our print shop.
Photograph by James Partain
Just over a month ago, on September 17, Clayton Gartman suffered a horrible traffic accident. Many of you have asked how you can help.

For those who don't know about the accident, Clayton was on his lunch break from his work at our printing company, riding his bicycle on the sidewalk of the bridge between Gibson's and Mosty's Garage, in the 100 block of  Water Street in downtown Kerrville.  The driver of a van drove up on the sidewalk and hit him.   (News reports here: )

The impact left Clayton with four broken ribs, fractures in his spine and pelvis, a broken arm, and a skull fracture.  His vision was damaged, and may never fully return. He was in the hospital for 42 days, first at San Antonio Military Medical Center in San Antonio, and then at Peterson Regional Medical Center.  He has months of challenges ahead.  He is lucky to be alive.

We hope he will make a full recovery some day, though that is uncertain.  In the short term, however, he has critical needs.  Modifications must be made to his mother's house to accommodate his wheelchair, and later his walker.  He will need other modifications because of his impaired vision.  There will be numerous expenses over the coming months.

We are asking for your help today.   Our company has contributed to an account set up to benefit Clayton; members of our family have made personal donations to the fund.  We are asking you to join us in donating money to help Clayton through these next few weeks.  Thanks in advance for considering this request, and for your generosity.  Thanks, too, to all of you who have prayed for Clayton.


Thanks for your help, 
Joe Herring Jr.

Please feel free to share this email with your friends.

If you'd prefer to write a check, please make the check payable to 
Clayton Gartman Fund
c/o Herring Printing Company 
615 Water Street 
Kerrville, TX 78028

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