Fundraisers Underway To Help During Recovery
On Thursday, July 6, Joe Drake and his wife Shirley of Eureka were organizing items in their home. As Joe was taking items out of the attic and handing them to Shirley, he fell 12 feet from the ladder. Joe sustained brain injuries that were isolated to his frontal and left temporal lobes, as well as suffering a subdural hematoma and a subarachnoid hemorrhage. Joe was in a semi-coma until July 11. Since then, he has been working hard to improve speech and his walking ability. On Thursday, July 20, Joe was transferred to Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital in Lincoln, Neb., where he began extensive therapy.
Next Tuesday, August 1, Pizza Hut of Eureka will hold a fundraiser to assist the family with unpaid medical and travel expenses. Twenty percent of the proceeds at the Eureka Pizza Hut on August 1 will go to the Drake family. Pizza Hut is located at 1605 E. River, in Eureka.
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