How You Can Help Trey Hemphill: Phish Fan Injured In Mexico January 18, 2016 20:19
This past weekend, American jam/rock band Phish travelled to Mexico for a weekend of music on the beaches of Riviera Maya. Thousands of the band's most loyal fans made the trip, hoping for a weekend full of amazing music, beautiful weather, and memories to last a lifetime. Unfortunately, we learned of some crushing news early Saturday morning. Our friend Trey Hemphill (Atlanta, GA) was involved in a terrible accident on Friday night. He has since been medically evacuated back to the United States and has undergone two surgeries for a spinal chord injury. We have included the latest update from Trey's family below.
It is times like these when we must step up to the plate and support those in need. Trey's friends have set up a GoFundMe account to raise money to help cover his various medical costs as he begins down the road to recovery. We have included the group description from the GoFundMe page below. Any amount is greatly appreciated and will go directly to Trey's medical costs.
We are all thinking about you Trey, and we look forward to many great times ahead of us.
"As many of you know, Trey was in a terrible accident out of the country. Much of the medical costs, including the Medi-vac back to the US, are having to be paid out of pocket by his family. These cost have already reached over $20,000 and continue to accumulate. We want to do our best as friends, family and community to try and help the family with these expenses. We want Trey to get better as fast as he can without having to worry about these costs. Any amount you can donate is greatly appreciated and will go directly to Trey's medical costs. We would like to thank you in advance for any contributations."
Update from Trey's family:
"The Hemphill's are so very thankful for all the donations for Trey. Trey had two surgeries yesterday and is still in ICU. He is in good spirits and staying positive. The next week should tell us more about his condition and what the next steps will be to ensure Trey's recovery. We have realized with all this in mind that we need to raise our goal. When we first set up this account we wanted to help with the cost of getting Trey back to the U.S. . Now we are not sure how long the recovery will take or the amount of the medical expenses. Frank and Pamela will most likely have to be away from home for an undetermined amount of time and away from their jobs. We would like to do all we can to help them all. Trey has a long road ahead of him so please continue to keep them in your prayers. Thanks so much for all of your Support!"