Benefit dinner, dance and auction for Derick Sprigler PDF Print E-mail
There will be a Dinner, Dance, and Live/Silent Auctions at Joe Huber’s Barnyard Bash Saturday, May 21, 2016   5:30-11 pm for Derick Sprigler.

There will be live music by: Willis Tucker Band.

Derick Sprigler, son of Anita (Atwood) and Steven Sprigler, and grandson of the late Charles and Yvonne (Richmer) Sprigler (aka “Hump” & “Bonnie”), is a 2007 graduate of Floyd Central High School.

He was a member of the school swim team and swam competitively for Riverside Aquatic Club.  He led a very productive, active, normal life, but at the age of 25 on June 22, 2013, Derick’s life was drastically changed.  While spending time with friends, Derick dove into a swimming pool and due to the force of his head hitting the water, he broke both C-6 and C-7 vertebra in his neck, resulting in a spinal cord injury.  While he was fortunate enough to escape any brain damage, he is now a quadriplegic with partial control of his hands and arms, but with a total loss of control of his torso and lower body.  He now lives his life from a wheelchair.  Derick spent 2 weeks in the ICU at University of Louisville Hospital and underwent numerous surgeries.  He was later transferred to Frazier Rehabilitation Center where he spent 7 weeks in intensive therapy.

Medical attention and expenses are ongoing. Since November 2015, he has undergone 4 surgeries for tendon transfers on his arms and subsequent complications. The goal is that Derick might regain a bit of functional use of his hands and possibly perform simple self-care tasks on his own.  Continuous “out of pocket” medical expenses and simple, yet necessary modifications to his home, have prompted the need, and our desire, to help Derick and his family. Currently, Derick has had to discontinue outpatient therapy due to insurance and financial restraints. However, if financially possible, he is eager to address inabilities and challenging simple daily tasks.  He has worked diligently to be as independent as possible, and continues to do so, in hopes of being able to live alone.

Derick’s desire is to minimize the assistance required of his primary caregiver, his mother, and to once again, lead a more normal, independent, productive life.  Therefore, we, a host of family and friends, have come together to facilitate, and hopefully raise some of the much needed funding to help his desire become a reality.

Tickets are available in advance or can be purchased at the door ($20 per adult, $10 per child age 5-12, children 4 and under are free)

If you would like to donate items for the live/silent auctions or to purchase tickets, please contact: Ron King 502-876-8975, Steve & Laura Gettelfinger – 502-439-7718 or 502-648-0451, Anita Sprigler 502-558-9125, Craig Eberle 502-269-6898, Jeanne Henson 502-298-6623, Kim (Huber) Kaiser  502-648-2354

If you are unable to join us, but would like to help, you may make a monetary donation payable to “Derick’s Road to Independence” at any Chase Bank location.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 May 2016 13:31