On January 25th, Chuck Tucker ('94 Animal Science) and his son Ben were on their way home from getting hay for some cattle when one of their trailer brakes began acting up. Chuck and Ben got out of the truck and were inspecting the trailer brake while a drunk driver sped down the road toward them. Instinctively, Chuck pushed Ben out of the way, but was struck in the process. Emergency personnel were immediately called and Chuck was rushed to the hospital where he was diagnosed with a crushed pelvis, both legs broken, both knees broken, a broken hand, and multiple internal injuries including a ruptured bladder.
Chuck was then operated on numerous times in Amarillo and was placed in a medically induced coma due to the the severity of his injuries. He was recently deemed stable enough for transport to the DFW area where he will undergo more surgery in order to attempt to reconstruct his pelvis. At this point, the doctors are unsure whether or not Chuck will ever walk again. Currently, Chuck has undergone 7 surgeries, with many more to come in the future.
Needless to say, Chuck and his family are in a major financial predicament. Chuck's wife Paige is not currently working, as she is focused on Chuck and his care at this time.
This is where we come in. Chuck epitomizes the Aggie Spirit and would give the shirt right off of his back even if it were his last one.
A donation website has been set up by his cousin, and you can view that here: http://www.chucktuckerfund.com.
NOTE: We have been told that this website does take a portion of the proceeds for processing, so another account has been set up where all of the donations go directly to the family. You can donate to this account by contacting Happy State Bank (Canyon, TX) or sending your donation to the following:
Chuck Tucker Benefit Fund
Happy State Bank
P.O. Box 1
Canyon, TX 79015
A special thanks to Wiley Abbott '12 for contacting us at GBH and making us aware of this situation.