The raffle will be organized as follows:
- One $20 purchase qualifies as ONE entry into the raffle. You may purchase as many entries as you would like.
- If your name is pulled as a winner, you can only win ONE time regardless of how many entries you buy.
- The items will be organized into NINE packages as shown in the photos above and the package number is assigned to the winners in the order they are drawn. (No exceptions, you cannot pick which package you would like to receive.)
- Winners will be chosen via random number generator after I export all of the purchases into a spreadsheet to assign numbers to them.
- The raffle will be closed and the winners drawn on Friday, July 3rd, 2020 at 2 PM CST.
- SliceFK will be responsible for the shipping costs, both domestic and international. Domestic shipments with be sent USPS Priority insured and signature required. International shipments will be the sole responsibility of the recipient once the package is in the possession of USPS and SliceFK will not be responsible for lost, stolen, or seized packages, and no refunds will be issued.
- There is no cash value assigned to any of the packages.
- Due to the unique circumstances of this cause, SliceFK will not participate in the resale of these items after they are awarded to the winner.
- All funds received, less transaction fees charged by PayPal or credit card processors, will be issued via check to Robert Carter. No additional fees or monies will be deducted from the total proceeds of this raffle.
Medical information and information related to the accident has been provided by a medical professional, Dr. Frank Farokhi.
Hello friends and fellow knife enthusiasts! As many of you may be aware, our good friend “The Captain” Robert Carter was involved in a serious ATV accident on June 12th, 2020. Together, we are raising funds to help with his medical costs. To better understand the importance of this charity raffle, it is critical to understand what happened to Robert.
While riding his ATV, Rob lost control and ended up rolling the machine onto himself. The ATV landed on top of him, causing a traumatic crush injury to his chest and abdomen. It was obvious he suffered a serious injury, so his family called EMS, and he was flown by helicopter from Texas to Alexandria, Louisiana. On arrival, he was conscious, and his vital signs were stable. However, a CT scan of his abdomen revealed a Grade 5 liver laceration (this is the highest-grade injury), as well as multiple rib fractures. He was taken for emergency surgery, which revealed about 2 liters of internal bleeding (the average adult has about 5 liters of blood). The surgeon said it was one of the worst liver injuries he had ever seen and that Rob “should have died.” Some of Robert’s liver had to be removed to stop the bleeding. During this surgery, he received 4 rounds of “massive transfusion protocol,” which meant 16 units of blood, 16 units of platelets, and multiple units of fresh frozen plasma.
He returned to the ICU intubated and in critical condition, with an open abdomen and a vacuum drainage system in place. This drain put out another 2 liters of blood over the subsequent hours, requiring a return to the OR with further liver resection for hemostasis. He again returned to the ICU with an open abdomen and vacuum drain. Later that same day, he was taken to interventional radiology, where an angiogram revealed persistent bleeding from the liver. This bleeding was stopped with a coil embolization procedure, where tiny metallic coils were inserted endovascularly to occlude the bleeding vessels.
Robert stabilized over the following hours but remained sedated and intubated on the ventilator in the ICU for a number of days. He required further blood transfusions and critical care management. He was taken to surgery 2 more times to examine his internal organs and to wash out the blood. Almost a week after his accident, the surgeons were able to finally close his abdomen. He was eventually weaned from sedation and taken off the ventilator. As of today, he has been transferred to the floor and is now undergoing physical therapy and rehabilitation. He is awake, tolerating oral intake, and should have a full recovery in time.
Unfortunately, Robert does not have health insurance. From the helicopter ride to the multiple surgeries, and the many days in the ICU and general floor, the cost of Rob’s hospitalization will likely be in the hundreds of thousands of dollars. It is our sincere hope to help defray these costs to the Carter Family.