Pt. Pleasant EMT Injured In Line Of Duty And Needs Our Help
Jersey Shore: it is time to take care of one of our own.
His name is Mitch Remig and he is a professional firefighter and EMT for Plumstead Fire District No. 1.
Back in September of 2018, he suffered a nearly fatal shock during a training exercise that has left him experiencing periodic seizures and agonizing pain.
“After spending two weeks in the hospital and undergoing an exceptional amount of tests, Mitch was left with next to no answers as to why he was in so much pain and unable to complete his normal menial tasks...and seven months later, this still remains the same,” wrote his brother, Jared Remig.
As a result, he was placed on an involuntary medical leave meaning that he has also suffered from a severe loss of income which thus far has totaled between $15,000 to $20,000.
Remig's siblings, Jared and Cady Remig, started a GoFundMe page titled "Helping Mitch Manage" that has a $20,000 goal to help Mitch with daily costs and medical bills.
“With this substantial loss of income, Mitch is several months behind on his rent and bills," his brother continued. "He has received some assistance thus far, but it has not been enough to keep his head above water. Mitch’s morale has reached an all-time low because of this and also because he has been torn away from his passion.”
In just six days, more than 190 people have donated and a total of $14,500 has been raised thus far. Thank you to everyone who has stepped up thus far but we can do more!
We are asking everyone at the Jersey Shore to contribute, even if it is a minimal donation to help this Point Pleasant resident who got hurt in the line of duty working to protect all of us.
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