NBC Montana told you last month about a young Hamilton man who is continuing to recover in a Seattle hospital after a vehicle crash left him in critical condition.
Now the Hamilton community is holding fund-raisers to help with 24-year-old Jonathan Couch's medical expenses.
The early January wreck left Jon with internal bleeding, facial fractures and multiple fractures to his lower back and pelvis.
Jon has been recovering at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle for the last eight weeks; his young wife Gabbie has been by his side the whole time.
The couple had to give up their apartment and jobs following the ordeal, but we're told they're extremely grateful for the support of the community through this tough time.
“They can't believe how the community is supporting them because to them they're just normal people, they’re not special and the people they think are special are the ones that are rallying behind them,” said Bridgid Jarrett, Jon’s mother-in-law. “They think all the kudos goes to them and they're just really grateful for all the support.”
There’s a fund-raiser planned this Friday evening, March 8, at 6:00 p.m. in Hamilton at the Silver Coin Casino on the corner of 1st and Main Street.
The Silver Coin Casino in agreed to host the event free of cost and hire the D.J.
Jarrett tells NBC Montana there will be music, door prizes, a singles auction, raffles and more.
They will raffling off items that include spa and nail packages, gift baskets, fishing gear and lift tickets to Lost Trail.
A separate raffle was held earlier this week for a Weatherby Winchester 300 short mag. rifle donated by Truco Systems, Inc. That raffle raised nearly $2,000.
For updates on Jon’s condition or to find out how you can help, you can check out the ‘Jon Couch Update’ page on Facebook.