Young Father Collapses at Work of Brain Aneurysm:
Employer to have Benefit for Medical Bills
On September 10th, 2008, at 1:00 PM, while Justin (Zitny) was working in Airway Heights, he suffered a ruptured brain aneurysm. Justin was rushed by paramedics to Deaconess Medical Center where he was stabilized, but in serious condition. Deaconess conducted an angiogram and discovered a large 1.7 cm ruptured aneurysm in a blood vessel at the base of his brain. Justin was sedated and placed on a ventilator. He also suffered from pneumonia in his right lung as a result of aspirating when he collapsed at his job-site. The neurosurgeon did not feel comfortable doing the procedure to repair the rupture at Deaconess, so at about 9:00 PM, Justin was flown by air ambulance to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.
Justin's employer (ACI Northwest, Inc) will be hosting a picnic style lunch to honor Justin and help pay his medical bills. The lunch will take place this Friday, Oct 3rd, 12 noon to 2 pm. ACI Northwest will be providing all the food, but ask that donations be given on behalf of Justin and his family. All proceeds from the luncheon will be used to help offset Justin's medical bills.
ACI Northwest is located at 6600 North Government Way (CLICK to see map).
To learn more about Justin and his recovery, please visit his website.