As some may know, our neighbor in our little community of Riverside Estates recently suffered a severe stroke. Larry Smieja suffered a massive stroke in his home on May 20 but was not discovered until May 22, 2022. The injury has affected his entire left side and will require extensive rehabilitation. He is currently being cared for by his sister Linda and a team at St. Vincent’s hospital in Portland.
Larry was born in Nehalem, Oregon, in 1955. He has spent his life working outside in the classic coast tradition. Larry started Wildcat Excavation 25 years ago and has worked to spend his days helping neighbors. He is hard-working, carefree, fun-loving, generous and always willing to lend a hand.
While Larry is recovering from this event, he will be unable to work. So it is our turn to help a neighbor make this situation a little less complicated. Any help with medical and living expenses is helpful. A giant thank you to everyone for your support.