Trauma medic lost his hand in EOD school explosion, community raising money to help

Wayne had expected to retire this year and spend his days working on motorcycles and metal sculptures in his shop. Now that seems impossible to him.

At approximately 9:45 a.m. on September 10, 2021, an explosion occurred at the Navy School Explosive Ordnance Disposal C-52 North range at Eglin Air Force Base.

Eglin and Okaloosa County emergency crews responded to the incident and an individual was airlifted to the Fort Walton Beach Medical Center.

Now, more details about the person have been shared.

Wayne Fabozzi works as a trauma medic at the Naval School of Explosive Ordnance Disposal. The explosion on the range took his left hand and has left the use of his right hand in the care of reconstructive surgeons.

A GoFundMe account has been setup and the funds raised will go towards a 3D-printed prosthetic from Unlimited Tomorrow.

The TrueLimb is a lightweight, intuitive, and relatively inexpensive prosthesis that will allow Wayne to continue to do the things he loves; from creating art to simply holding hands with his wife.

  • Anything over the requested amount will go towards Wayne’s medical bills.
  • Wayne had expected to retire this year and spend his days working on motorcycles and metal sculptures in his shop. Now that seems impossible to him.

Want to help Wayne out? Click here

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