A GoFundMe account has been established for a Colorado oil well worker injured in an explosion near Windsor just two days before Christmas.

According to Journal-Advocate, Houston Tyrell Pirtle, 26, of Sterling, suffered third-degree burns on his hands and second degree burns on his face. He is reported to be in stable condition in the Western States Burn Center at North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley.

What will the GoFundMe revenue go towards? According to Pirtle's mother, Rhonda, money will provide necessities other than medical expenses.

All the money will be spent on their monthly bills, i.e. rent, utilities, food, gas, car payment, babysitter, and any expenses they have while traveling back and forth from their home to the hospital." 

As of yesterday (Wednesday, January 3), a little better than half of the $10,000 goal had been reached.

In case you are not familiar with funding accounts such as this, here's a breakdown as to how they work. According to Wikipedia, GoFundMe is a platform allowing people to raise money for events such as celebrations or challenging circumstances such as illnesses or accidents like Pirtle's. According to Wikipedia:

GoFundMe allows users to create their own website describing with which they are raising money. During this process, members can describe their fundraising cause and the amount they hope to raise, and upload photos or video. Once the website is created, GoFundMe allows users to share their project with people through integrated social network links (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) and email. People can then donate to a user’s cause through the website using a debit card or credit card and track the progress of their funding."

Pirtle is a hard-working Colorado resident with a wife and two children. Obviously, his 2017 ended on a bad note, and 2018 started off rough. Here's your chance to support a Colorado family enduring a very difficult new year.