A man well known for his generosity and outgoing nature is now in need of community support himself.
Stafford resident Okan “Ozzie” Zenger suffered a terrible accident on October 30 when heavy equipment fell on him which resulted in breaking his back.
The accident paralyzed Zenger from the waist down. He owns and operates C&K Floor Covering, LLC and Zenger Flooring Supply, Inc.
Following the accident, he was rushed to Jersey Shore Medical Center and underwent extensive spine surgery.
The surgery included the placement of screws to hold his spine in place.
Zenger was transferred to the Kessler Institute of Rehabilitation in West Orange where he is expected to remain for at least the next two months.
He will be unable to conduct his businesses on a daily basis, and the members of his family are suffering. He has a wife, Semra, and two children.
Semra has taken a leave of absence from work to serve as his primary caretaker upon his return from the rehabiliation facility.
In its first two days the GoFundMe raised around $7,200 of its $20,000 goal.
According to the GoFundMe campaign, “anyone who knows Okan and this family knows that they are incredibly giving and supportive of people in need.”
The GoFundMe added that Zenger “is a very endearing person with a heart of gold. He has been an active member of his community as well as a well-loved and respected volunteer soccer coach for many years.”
“Ozzie is a great person. He is incredibly giving and supportive of people in need. He has spent a good portion of his life helping others in need. He is a very endearing person with a heart of gold. He has been an active member of his community volunteering to coach youth sports and always has a “pay it back mentality”, his friend Brian Swanke, president of CWR Wholesale Distribution said.
Swanke added, “As can be seen the go fund me page, we have a great community. We crossed over $12,000 today. Any support that can be provided would be greatly appreciated.”