Bay was unpacking his car about 1 a.m. March 25 when a vehicle that had been parked behind him suddenly lunged forward — pinning Bay between the two cars and crushing his legs. Both legs were partially amputated.
As he recovered in a hospital Monday, Bay broke out in fever.
"It turns out I had a rupture in my large intestine," Bay wrote in a Facebook post Friday. "I have been in the operating room twice this week, as doctors rearrange my organs and try to stitch me back together again."
"It's an unbelievable tragedy upon tragedy that he has to undergo another life-threatening surgery after he's already had his legs amputated," friend and colleague Ed Marszewski said.
Marszewski on Tuesday launched a YouCaring campaign to help Bay cover medical and rehabilitation costs. Within three days, the campaign had topped its $50,000 goal and was climbing toward $60,000 Friday afternoon.
"We were really amazed and blown away" by how fast we raised that much money, Marszewski said. "But, actually, when you think about Logan and who he is, I'm not surprised, I guess."
Bay is station director at Lumpen Radio and also works at Co-Prosperity Sphere and Marszewski's Marz Brewing. Bay is also the managing director of Public Media Institute, a non-profit arts organization based in Chicago.
Marszewski previously described his pal as "a really sweet, amazing human being. He's just a huge force and the nicest guy on earth."
In his Facebook post, Bay continued: "While dealing with the immense physical pain of all this, and feeling generally crappy ... it's been so overwhelmingly wonderful to know so many people care about us and my well-being today and in the future. Learning about the fundraiser ... and the immense generosity of all of you is giving me hope."
According to police, a 26-year-old driver was cited for improper lane usage and failing to reduce speed following the crash in the 2900 block of South Archer Avenue. No additional charges are pending.
To learn more about the fundraiser, click here.