Our dear Christian brother, Paisios (Tyler) Sundin and his family of seven were in a car accident on January 30th, in which Paisios was severely injured. Paisios is a loving, faithful husband to Xenia (Abbie) and father of five young children (ages 1 - 7) who depend on him for support.
On the morning of January 30, 2023, the family was traveling home from a wedding, westbound on Interstate 70 just past the Indiana/Illinois border, when a semi-truck and trailer cut them off. Roads were slippery, so when Xenia tried to slow down to avoid hitting the back of the semi, their vehicle skidded sideways into the ditch and rolled down an embankment, throwing Paisios out of the vehicle. Thank God that Xenia and the children were not badly hurt.
Paisios's neck was broken in three places, his back in two. He was taken by ambulance to the local hospital in Terre Haute, Indiana, and then transferred to IU Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana. He had emergency surgery on his spine that night.
He can move his arms, but is immobile from his waist down. Glory to God, after surgery he has some feeling in his toes. Doctors are hopeful that he will walk again. We are praying for a full recovery, but he has a long road ahead.
He is in ICU at IU Methodist hospital in Indianapolis and doctors estimate that he will be there for a week.
Please pray that God would do a miraculous healing.
Paisios is a faithful, hardworking husband, and the sole provider for their family. His wife Xenia is a full-time stay-at-home mother. They are faithful Orthodox Christians, in our Ascension of Christ Orthodox Church Community in southwest Missouri. Paisios is a contractor who does home construction and tree removal. He will be unable to work for at least 6 months.
We at the Ascension of Christ Orthodox Community are committed to helping this family in every way we can, but we are asking for your help, because the needs are great. Immediately Xenia will need hotel accommodations while she stays in Indianapolis to be with Paisios. The children are staying with a family in the church.
Auto insurance will cover some toward a replacement vehicle and toward medical expenses, although we don't know how much. So, immediate expenses are for a vehicle (with a wheelchair lift), medical bills, and the needs of a family of 7 for their home budget until Paisios can work again.
We hoping to raise at least 6 months of home budget plus a good amount toward replacing their vehicle and to begin paying down the medical bills from this accident. Our goal is $115,000, although medical expenses will probably be much more. Any help you can give will go directly to helping this young family.
Please help this dear family.
Thanks so much. The peace of Christ Jesus be with you all.
Ascension of Christ Orthodox church community