Many of you know Marine Joe Vasquez, retired Warrant Officer known to us as "Gunner." His generosity has continued with us for years, including providing the trucks and garrison flag at our recent birthday ball.
Joe owns SkyFrog Tree Service. On December 28th he was involved in a serious accident on the job. It involved an oak tree breaking, which broke the cherry-picker bucket he was in. He was thrown from the bucket, impacted a tree and fell twenty-something feet to the ground. He was wearing safety equipment.
He has a number of injuries - broken bones in his face, ribs, hips, hand ... He is in ICU at the Shands Trauma Unit and I understand he was having a partial hip replacement surgery today. His daughters are here and they have said he will be recovering from this, although it may be extensive.
I don't know that he can receive visitors yet, but if you are one who prays, now would be a good time to lift one up for Gunner.
UPDATES on Joe's condition will be posted on a new FaceBook page. The name of the page is Joseph "Gunner" Vasquez USMC. We will have a link on the Gator 990 site so you can follow it.
As Joe will tell us: Stay Motivated!