Caleb Medley was shot in the eye in the Aurora movie theater shooting and remains in the intensive care unit in an induced coma. Medley sustained the terrible injuries only days before his wife Katie was due to give birth to a baby boy they plan to name Hugo. She now joins him in the same hospital — just one floor away — where she was set to be induced.
But even if Caleb makes a full recovery and meets his son, what happened late Friday evening at the movie theater could ruin the young family’s finances. Caleb doesn’t have health insurance, and his medical bills could amount to $2 million, according to his family.
Longtime friend Michael West has created a websiteto raise money for Caleb, who has been an aspiring stand-up comedian since the eighth grade. “He needs to get better because he needs to be a dad,” West said.
This man went to a movie, and now he is facing medical bills that will likely bankrupt him and his family. He did nothing wrong, yet the goddamn Tea Party and goddamn Mitt Romney and goddamn Ron Paul will tell him, his wife, and their unborn child that they are on their own because of reasons.
We need single-payer healthcare in America, and we have to do something as a nation about all the goddamn guns.