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Fundraiser launched to help paramedic hurt in ambulance crash

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help Richard Sharp with his medical bills while he recovers from surgery


By EMS1 Staff

BROWNWOOD, Texas — A fundraiser has been launched to help a paramedic who was injured in an ambulance crash.

Brownwood News reported that Life Guard Ambulance Service Assistant Operations Supervisor and paramedic Richard Sharp is currently recovering from arm surgery after a vehicle ran a stop sign and hit his ambulance, fracturing his humerus bone into three pieces.

 Life Guard Ambulance Service Assistant Operations Supervisor and paramedic Richard Sharp is currently recovering from arm surgery after a vehicle ran a stop sign and hit his ambulance. (Photo/GoFundMe)
Life Guard Ambulance Service Assistant Operations Supervisor and paramedic Richard Sharp is currently recovering from arm surgery after a vehicle ran a stop sign and hit his ambulance. (Photo/GoFundMe)

Sharp is also awaiting tests for a possible shoulder and back injury and is experiencing numbness in his legs.

“This ordeal has been physically excruciating for him, and he has been told it could be up to a year before he can return to work as a paramedic,” Sharp’s sister, Amanda, said. “This fundraiser, and any donations made will help with living expenses (utilities, etc.), and travel expenses while he is recovering.”

You can make a donation to Sharp’s GoFundMe page here.

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