GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KREX) — 25-year-old Julian Obee installs windows for Renewal by Andersen. He even won his company’s Installer of the Year award several years in a row.

On Oct. 2 Julian began feeling lightheaded, dizzy, and short of breath. Initially, he thought he was sick or had a fever. He went to the emergency room and was told he must flight-for-life to Denver.

Julian was diagnosed with a torn aorta and another torn heart muscle. Julian spoke to WesternSlopeNow and said he is awaiting gene testing to get more information about his condition. Julian said he looks forward to getting healthier and better times ahead.

Julian can’t work right now and his medical bills are piling up. If you would like to support Julian on his road to recovery, you can go to any Coloramo FCU branch and donate to the Give Julian Hope fund, or click the GoFundMe link below.