Local Could Use A Boost After Snowblower Accident


Local resident Walter White Jr. was seriously injured while clearing snow from the sidewalk after the snowstorm last week. When a piece of ice blocked the mechanism, he reached in to clear it. The blades cut off the tops of his middle and index fingers. Surgery to restore his severed fingers is tedious and not always successful. Pins and screws have been inserted in the fingers.

White, who works as a contractor with Miracle Movers RBNY, does not have health insurance, unemployment insurance, disability insurance and is not covered by worker's compensation. He and his wife are expecting the birth of their first child, a daughter, in March. This happy time is turning into a disaster for the family.

The family is facing huge bills for surgery and rehabilitation while Walter is now out of work due to his injury. There are three ways to provide some help for this family. You can contribute through Venmo: WalterWhiteRBNY, go to GoFundMe and search Walter White to make a donation, or send a check payable to Walter White c/o GGRDC at Beacon Rehab, 140 Beach 113th Street, Rockaway Park NY 11694.

If you can help with a contribution or some other way, you can call Assembly District Leader Lew M. Simon at (718) 945-1216. Simon urges the community to stand up for one of its own in their time of need.