In February of 2022, IBEW 1245 member and 15-year Journeyman Lineman Jose Gonzalez suffered an injury which resulted in 14 fractures to his ankle. He has had six surgeries total since the incident, one of which was due to an infection in the bone, and resulted in the amputation of his foot about 7” below the knee. Brother Gonzalez was able to finally start his recovery/therapy with his new prosthetic foot on February 10, 2023, and is hopeful he will start working again sometime in the next few months.
The past year since the accident has been exceedingly challenging, both financially and emotionally, for Gonzalez, his wife and their three children, Jojo (17), Ethan (16), and Seeley (7). The Gonzalez family could use our support; please donate what you can using the GoFundMe link below.