Omaha man needs help with medical bills after car crash in Montana
OMAHA,Neb(FOX42KPTM)- Steve Lindzy has been an Omaha resident since 1979. He is the owner and operator of Spotlight Entertainment Omaha. Lindzy deejays and hosts everything from weddings to kiddie shows. He is known as "Master of Ceremonies". Lindzy also helps people cope during difficult times of their lives through his business Stressful 2 Restful.
Just over a week ago, Lindzy and his driver were on their way back to Omaha after finishing training in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. They were driving through St. Regis, Montana when things took a turn for the worse.
"I woke up and I heard Oh boy and then the car spun and then we went off the side of the mountain," Lindzy said.
The driver was trying to dodge an elk on the road.
"I was beneath the dashboard and my chest, I couldn't feel my chest and my arms were way out of place."
Lindzy tells FOX 42, he was laying there wondering if that was his final moment on earth.
" I felt myself starting to go cold, the more colder I went the more I pushed."
The driver and first responders were talking to him, trying to keep him calm.
"I couldn't handle the pain anymore, they picked me up."
When Lindzy arrived at the hospital, he learned he was paralyzed.
"I'm going to keep a positive attitude and keep pumping through it."
Since the crash, a GoFundMe page has been set up for Lindzy. Friends and family in Omaha have been donating money to help him pay for expenses.
The out pouring of love in Omaha, I never knew I had that. I cried for about three days, so thank you everybody in Omaha, you guys are phenomenal."
While his situation may make it tough for him to continue helping others, he says his experience has confirmed why he wakes up and does the job every day.
"I'm going to get through it and I'm going to help others like nobody's business."
Lindzy says he does not have health insurance. If you would like to donate, here's the link.
The money will cover his medical bills and transportation back to Nebraska. He plans to come back sometime this week. Lindzy will continue his recovery at Madonna Center in Lincoln.