WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - According to a post on the City of Whiteville Fire Department’s Facebook page, one of the city’s firefighters was injured in an accident.
The post states, “We’re asking for your prayers for one of our own tonight! Michael Stanley was involved in a motorcycle accident this afternoon and is in serious condition. Be strong brother and know that you have a lot of brothers and sisters praying for you!”
Stanley is employed as a full-time engineer with New Hanover County Fire and Rescue and works as a part-time firefighter for the city of Whiteville.
According to a fundraiser page set up on GoFundMe, Stanley was in a serious motorcycle accident Monday afternoon and flown to NHRMC. The post states he has several “serious fractures and injuries requiring multiple surgeries and an extremely long road to recovery ahead. His wife Angela, and two daughters are by his side and will be for weeks to come. NHRMC is located an hour from their home in Whiteville. Any donations for the medical expenses, housing, transportation, food, and other needs to come is great appreciated!”