Readers Support Dave Farland After Son’s Accident

By Jason Boog Comment

Author Dave Wolverton (better known as fantasy novelist Dave Farland) is raising money to pay medical bills after his son’s tragic accident.

Over at GoFundMe, the family has already raised nearly $23,500 in four days to pay for the medical bills. Yesterday, readers and writers banded together for a book bomb, buying copies of Farland’s Nightingale (propelling the book to No. 84 on Amazon). Here’s more from the donation page:

Ben Wolverton, age 16, was in a long-boarding accident on Wednesday the 4th, 2013. After falling off his board, he suffered from severe brain trauma as well as a cracked skull, broken pelvis, broken tail bone, burnt knees, bruised lungs, broken ear drum, as well as road rash and many scars. He is currently stable, but in a coma. Ben is a straight-A student, very athletic, and is well liked by all that know him. His family has no insurance, and the bills for the hospital and treatment in this instance often exceed a million dollars, but we are starting out low, hoping that he will recover quickly. Any donations are greatly appreciated.