Easy Rest Donates Adjustable Bed to Help Severely Injured Truck Driver Rest and Sleep Better
Baltimore, MD – June 2, 2015 –
A Bakersfield, California man who was badly injured and burned in a truck accident 18 months ago is sleeping better and experiencing less pain thanks to the donation of an adjustable bed from Easy Rest Adjustable Sleep Systems. Dixon’s plight came to the attention of the company though a story on NBC4 Las Angeles that highlighted the battle he was having trying to get an adjustable bed that his doctor’s ordered paid for by his worker’s compensation insurance.
Dixon received his bed three weeks ago and is singing its praises. “Oh my goodness, I’m getting great sleep now,” he said. “I’m sleeping straight though the night and if I do wake up I just adjust the bed and I fall back to sleep. The bed helps me keep the pain at bay because I can adjust the head or foot to relieve the pressure on the painful area. It’s wonderful!” he exclaimed.
Dixon says his life, and specifically his nights, have been excruciating since he survived a fiery crash on the 710 Freeway in South Los Angeles in October 2013. The fuel truck he was driving hit debris and jackknifed, leaving the cab dangling off an overpass 100 feet in the air. When the wreck burst into flames, Dixon was forced to jump 70 feet to the pavement below, leaving him with devastating injuries and burns on over 60 percent of his body.
“In addition to the burns I had a fractured pelvis, fractured sacrum, a broken back, multiple organ damage and kidney failure,” Dixon said. He was placed in a medically induced coma for three months and spent the next year in the hospital and a rehabilitation facility. Since getting home from the hospital he’s been battling his insurance company for an adjustable bed that his doctor’s told him he needed.
“When we saw Donovan’s story we felt horrible for him. He has suffered so much and he continues to suffer every day because of the pain he experiences,” said Ann Mowrey, Public Relations Director for Easy Rest. “When you’re in that much pain it’s hard to sleep and studies have shown that lack of sleep can intensify pain levels. We knew that we could help him get a better night’s sleep and let his body start to rejuvenate during those all important sleeping hours,” she added.
“I can’t remember the last time I didn’t have pain in my feet. Being able to raise my feet has really helped me reduce my pain and therefore I can walk a little bit easier, which is wonderful,” stated Dixon. The bed is magnificent and I still have a big cheesy grin every time I get into bed. I look forward to going to bed now and I haven’t been able to do that for a very long time. I can’t thank everyone at Easy Rest enough for this wonderful gift,” Dixon remarked sincerely.