Trivett Family Relief Fund

The Trivett family is in need of help.  Brother Matt Trivett is a charter board of director member of this charitable foundation and our current Vice President.  He retired from Montgomery County Fire & Rescue as a Lieutenant with over 34 years of service.  As many know, Brother Trivett’s 19 year old son Phillip was involved in a serious ATV accident on July 23rd, 2023.  He was flown in critical condition to Conemaugh Medical Trauma Center in Johnstown, PA with no feeling below his shoulders. Surgery stabilized the spine but confirmed a C4 fracture in his neck. He was on a ventilator for 5 days and had several more surgeries. After two weeks in the trauma center, Phillip was transfered to the International Center For Spinal Cord Injuries at Kennedy Krieger Institute (KKI) in Baltimore. He spent two months at KKI undergoing intense physical and occupational therapy while he continued recovering.  He was discharged in early October and is now home, but still goes to KKI twice a week for outpatient physical and occupational therapy. There have been many medical challenges since coming home and several more hospital admissions along with several additional surgeries. Phillip currently remains paralyzed with limited movement in his arms.  He uses a custom fitted power wheelchair to get around.  The Trivetts purchased an accessible vehicle in order to be able to transport Phillip to his many appointments. 

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Phillip graduated from South Carroll High School in June 2023 with plans to attend Carroll Community College for business. He had his own lawn company and was a longtime travel baseball player, wearing #11 at first base for the Finksburg Lions. His teammates & baseball family have rallied around him using hashtag #11Strong.

Matt & Stacy were at the trauma center 3 hours from home essentially around the clock. With the help of three of Matt’s brother fire fighters, Phillip was safely transfered to Kennedy Krieger International Center For Spinal Cord Injury in Baltimore for intense rehab & therapy. It is a world renowned facility for spinal cord rehabilitation, but the road ahead is very long and the cost will be enormous. The medevac flight bill from the accident was over $65,000. The Trivetts have health insurance, but it’s become apparent there are significant costs that won’t be covered. Phillip is expected to be at Kennedy Krieger for up to 12 weeks. Their insurance won’t cover that entire time. Extensive outpatient therapy will be required as well.  Outpatient physical therapy has an insurance cap as well.  There will be significant costs of accessories and devices needed for Phillip which insurance will not cover completely.

You can help the Trivetts with a tax deductible donation to the relief fund.  Brother Trivett and his family don’t usually ask for help. They are usually on the giving end of help. Matt is a long time member of IAFF Local 1664. He retired in 2021 from Montgomery County F&R after 34 years of service. He served on the Local 1664 executive board, negotiation teams, committees, and is a member of the Local 1664 Honor Guard.  As stated before, Matt is a charter founder and current Vice President of the Montgomery County Career Fire Fighters Charitable Foundation, whose mission is to assist fire fighters in their times of need. Our motto is Helping Those Who Help Others. We’re asking you to help the Trivetts now in their time of need.  Matt’s wife Stacy is a long time advocate for youth volleyball in Carroll County, Md. She has coached at two different Carroll County high schools and has developed a youth volleyball program for elementary age through high school players.

The Trivetts truly & humbly appreciate any assistance.  At their request, any funds not used by the Trivetts will remain with the charitable foundation to assist other fire fighters in the future during their times of need, fulfilling a mission that is near and dear to the Trivetts.

Thank you for supporting the Trivetts on their long journey and thank you for supporting the Montgomery County Career Fire Fighters Charitable Foundation.

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Phillip Trivett Spinal Injury Relief Fund