Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Survivor Story: Mark Broccardo

My name is Mark Broccardo.  I have recently been injured in an accident.  I was helping a friend of mine fix the brick skirting on an office sign that was 12 ft. high and 8 ft. across, made of glass, steel, and 3 iron posts approximately 1 foot across in diameter.  Without warning or sound the sign suddenly collapsed on top of both of us pinning us underneath it.

We were both taken to Memorial Hospital by Ambulance.  My buddy Bruce had a punctured lung and fractured pelvis.  My injuries consisted of two fractures in my neck and a fractured pelvis.

Right now (at the time of this writing) I am in a neck brace for the next 8 weeks or more and confined to a wheel chair for at least 12 to 16 weeks.  I will not be able to work for the rest of the summer.

I live by myself with my dog, Barney.  The hospital released me after 8 days in my present condition to a rehabilitation nursing home.  They released me after 20 days because that is all my insurance would cover.  So now I am in my trailer, in a neck brace and wheelchair to fend for myself.

I saw the article about Fight the Fight in the State Journal Register and decided to contact you for possible help.  I have to pretty much rely on my father Marco Broccardo for everything I need to do.  His wife Teri also is helping me with laundry and taking care of my dog.

My father is almost 80 years old, and I would like to take a lot of my financial burden off of them when I get better.  Another reason is also my brother Steven Broccardo was killed in a driving accident delivering firewood a little over 5 months ago.  He was only 52 years old.  He had no will or life insurance and left 3 kids alone now.

My family was already in a financial crisis before I was injured.  We were all pulling together to help his kids get out of their financial hole, but now I cannot help anybody in my family especially myself.

So if there is any way that your "Fight the Fight" organization can help me weather this storm and help me out until I can get back on my feet it would be greatly appreciated.

-Mark

50% of the profit from all Fight the Fight purchases made from September 28th, 2014 through October 18th, 2014 will be donated to Mark to help cover his medical expenses.


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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Why Buy FTF?



FTF solves 2 problems at once.  1)  People need to wear shirts.  2)  Some people need a little help paying astronomical medical bills they incur when faced with a serious illness or injury.  

Buying an FTF shirt, shorts, or wristband isn't just a fashion statement.  Yeah, all of our products look great, but the way they make you feel when you put them on should be even better.  

If we step back and look at what you guys have helped us build FTF into we see that it is basically a continuous, year round, 24/7 fundraiser.  And that's just the way we envisioned it! 

It's easy to be successful selling one batch of shirts one time, but it's a completely different ballgame to repeat that same success 50+ times.  For this we have no one but you guys, our customers and fans, to thank.

The way we are able to raise so much money for people in need is not through large purchases.  Rather the sums are built bit by bit one small purchase at a time.

This is why we offer high quality, products at a wide variety of low price points.  We could skimp on quality, but we don't.  

- Wristbands $2
- Window Decals $7
- T-Shirts $20-$22
- 3/4 Sleeve Shirts $27
- Hoodies $30-$35

FTF would not be where it is today without you guys wearing your FTF gear and sharing our story and message with your friends.

This is the LINK to visit our online store if you'd like to take a peak!

Much Love,

-Pete