Evergreen Terrace drummer Brad Moxey was severely injured in a fall at his day job as a contractor last Friday (6) after falling from a ladder. His elbow was shattered, and his radius bone was also broken. He’s been outfitted with artificial bone, and will require lots of rehabilitation on his arm, making him unable to either work or play drums. Moxey is the only breadwinner in his family, and of course, medical bills are piling up. As a result, a crowdfunding campaign has been launched to help him and his family. So far, about $4,700 has been raised of the $20,000 they’re seeking. Evergreen Terrace, who had been set to play Soundwave 2015, have canceled their shows there. Here’s a description of what’s going on:
February 6, 2015 was like any other day. Brad got up, kissed me goodbye and went off to work. Brad is a hard worker as a contractor doing home repair and remodeling. He was also getting ready for an Australian tour with his band, Evergreen Terrace, and had gigs lined up with his Nirvana tribute band. I got a phone call that Brad fell 25 ft off a ladder onto a brick sidewalk while working on a house. He was knocked unconcious for over 20 minutes and unaware of where he was once his eyes opened. After a cat scan and x rays the Dr’s moved him to a room to get him ready for surgery. His elbow (ulna) was exposed out of his skin. It could have been much much worse falling onto his back/head from such height. The Dr’s and nurses all say he is very lucky. His elbow was shattered into so many pieces they weren’t sure the extent of his injury. The surgeon estimated a 2.5 hour surgery, platea and screws would be placed in his arm. 4 long hours later I got a call that surgery was completed, it took much longer because there were tiny microscopic pieces of bone that had to be taken out of brads arm, reconstructed, then placed back in. Once in surgery they revealed he not only broke his ulna but his radius bone as well. He was missing a marble size piece of bone also so he has artificial bone in its place. Brad is doing good, he was released from the hospital after a 4 day stay and in pain still which is expected. He has headaches from his fall and some trouble remembering. He will start months of physical therapy to be able to eventually return to work and return to his passion of 20 years, playing drums.
Now we are now faced with medical bills (Brad is uninsured) and months of physical therapy costs. Brad is unable to work and unable to play the drums for months. It is going to be a very long recovery for his arm. Brad loves what he does, he is very passionate about his work and is devistated he cannot play his drums for months. He is such a selfless person and I hate seeing him in pain and so devistated. Brad is the main provider for our household so this will take a toll on us. Sharing this page or any contribution is greatly appreciated.
Here’s what Evergreen Terrace had to say about their Moxey, via their Facebook page:
A few days ago our drummer & friend Brad Moxey had a terrible accident. Because of this we have cancelled our upcoming shows on Soundwave 2015. Please see the attached GoFundMe link for details. He’s uninsured with a baby on the way. We are all in shock.
If you want to give to the campaign, you can donate here.