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Uptown NOLA Shooting Victim Seeking Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment
Dr. Harch talks about GSW and HBOT Improvement
Posted on December 3, 2012 at 6:31 PM
Updated Wednesday, Dec 5 at 2:16 PM
NEW ORLEANS -- Grace Kaynor is the wife of a shooting victim who is now speaking about a desperate situation following a violent crime.
"I went to sleep and the next thing I knew the police were in my bedroom saying, 'Ma'am, you have to wake up. Your husband's been shot and he's in the driveway,'" she said.
It was the night of Oct. 2, when a father went out to his car to get something for his special-needs daughter. That's when a neighbor heard two gunshots and a man shouting "No."
The men then went in the house and stole several things, even out of the daughter's hands.
There have been no arrests in the case.
Family of wounded shooting victim wants treatment for victim
Posted on December 11, 2012 at 6:42 PM
Updated Tuesday, Dec 11 at 7:26 PM
NEW ORLEANS -- Just last week the wife of a man shot in his driveway, told us about the devastating health conditions that Sandy Kaynor was going through since the crime.
She also told of the battle she is fighting on his behalf against the medical system and his health insurance company.
There is still a huge uphill battle for the Kaynor family. They want treatment, not a nursing home.
Event raises money for shooting victim who wants hyperbaric treatment
Posted on December 17, 2012 at 10:17 PM
Updated Monday, Dec 17 at 10:21 PM
NEW ORLEANS -- Family and friends fighting to get shooting victim Sandy Kaynor the medical treatment they feel he needs held a fundraiser Monday night.
They're raising money so Kaynor can get hyperbaric oxygen treatment to help him recover from devastating injuries.
Sandy Kaynor, 53, lost 30 pints of blood and wasn't expected to live after gunmen shot him in his driveway in a robbery in early October.
The bullets severed his spinal cord. During surgery he clinically died. His brain was deprived of oxygen, leaving him unresponsive.
“I don't feel that my husband should have to suffer because he was shot in our driveway,” said Grace Kaynor, Sandy’s wife. “He is a completely innocent victim in all of this.”
But Sandy – a father, attorney and musician – was destined for a nursing home when his insurance company initially refused to pay for hyperbaric oxygen therapy to treat his brain.
“And it's just a travesty that this would happen to someone so precious,” said longtime friend Virginia Barkley.
Kaynor's colleagues at the Jones Walker Law Firm held a fundraiser to help with expenses.