Updates have been slow as I am back in the hospital. Antibiotics are kicking my ass and there is talk about releasing me tomorrow. I hope so as I cant take being in a hospital much longer. Thank you all for being there with me threw this every dollar that gets donated is a little less stress. Only need another $150 and the gas fillu9 should be covered.
Going into surgery for backside wish me luck
The fear of being stuck in the hospital for another 10 weeks or more, the giant medical costs that are racking up everyday. The last thing I want was to put my amazing wife in so much debt over me is not something I ever want. And with your heop even small amounts help me feel that some day when this is over we wont be drowning in debt
Sorry I havent posted in a while but my wound on the backside got infected and now I'm checked back into a hospital near my home plan for surgery tomorrow. If the infection has gotten in the bone were talking 6 weeks in the hospital. I'm so sorry to have to keep asking for help with my bills as I was hoping this would go a lot smoother then it has. You all feel like family to me
Only need $250 more to order our propane tank to be filled to help heat out house this winter. I know we can do this if we all work together on this. With your continual support in this I hope to be walking by May 1st
We still have $300 to go to reach the goal to get that propane tank refilled for heating our home. It is 3am and 11 degrees outside home alone in the dark unable to go back to bed. So I decide to do reps of 20 on my leg exercises 1 to help warm up but 2 might as well I might not be walking right now but who knows when that numbness will go away.
We are getting closer to getting the money together to fill our propane tank only $500 more to go. We can do this , I know we can
If I could 100 people donate $3.33 I think that would be pretty close to what elsevis needed to get the tank filled to heat our house for winter
We got our first donor towards the propane refill last night. I know we can do better looking for at least 2 donations today and look forward to thanking people via the phone
We applied plastic on our windows today to help make our heating $1 go farther. Here not to long ago I set a goal to collect enough money to build a ramp for my house. Now I would like to set a goal to get the propane tank filled if we can do it. Please if you can lets get the money together to order that tank so my wige doesnt have to stress how to come up with sucy a big amount ontop of all the other house bills. As a reward anyone that donates $50 or more I will call them and thank them personally and chat for a bit
I reallyvwant to do this hefor Dec 25th ad kinda of a xmas gift to help my wife
As I look down at my legs and feelmthe numbness from the knees down I can help but wonder if seeking a better life for me and my wife. But then I think of all of you that have and are still helping us try to get there and close my eyes knowing I just have to have faith that things will be better tomorrow. If you can still find ways to help me and my wife I promise to not give up as I cant as none of you have given up on me. My heart is so full of love from you all
Sorry I have not posted in awhile I just got home and trying to get settled in. Looking at our mounting housing bills $400 toward trash $700 for car ins 200 elecyric bill $800 propane tank fill ontop of new medical bills here at home. If any one can help out towards our bills for winter. My wife is going back to work soon so atleast some money will be coming in. But untill then we really could use some help
We did were able to raise the money needed for me to get in my home and take a moment to reflect on my journey so far. I will post pics of the finished ramp you all help to help have built. Thank you all again
We are so very close. I know we can do this down to only needing that last $100
We are so close to raising the money for the wheel chair ramp. Less then $200 and I can get into my house that I have not seen in over 3 months.
We have raised $310 towards the $500 needed for a wheel chair ramp to be built. Come on! We can do this
A picture of my deck that we need to add a ramp so I will be able to get in house
this is where we will need to add ramp
Awesome news!!! Was able to raise $100 yesterday so only $400 more to go to reach the goal for the ramp. Come on we an do it! You guys are amazing.
I need to have built a ramp to be able to get in my home. My Dad and his friends offered the labor for free but the boards and materials are going to cost at least $500.00. If we could raise the money to cover the ramp that would help so much with winter coming and with heating and everything. I know you have all given so much to help me and this would be a huge help for me as I am still unable to walk just yet.
Sorry it has taken so long to update. I have been having 4 physical therapy sessions a day and by the end of the day I'm exhausted.
Freaking out abit getting our first billings for me being here in rehab and seeing numbers in the $500k range. Any help you can afford to send our way would help. You have all given me so much. It drives me everyday to show you what your support can do for this very lucky man and very supportive wife. Thank you all so very much
Was permitted to leave hospital yesterday. On a day out pass to help me wrap my head around being out in a wheel chair. In some sense I felt I had more freedom now that the growth was gone. But walking is very nice. Not to mention the pressure sore on my backside from the long surgery is very painful to sit on and length of time . We need to pay for our almost $1000.00 train ticket home soon. So any help any of you could manage would greatly appreciate.
The video I posted was me walking for the first time. Well today after 179ft I fell luckily I dont think I broke anything but I do hurt. I have to keep pushing
Crazy busy day. Backside hurting. Needing to suck it up today.
Working hard today. Threw the pain. But have to if I hope to get home. As faras I know ins should cover most of hospital stuff. Sadly not the docs or the surgeries. And who knows what other costs when we get home. I know 30k seems like a lot but almost 10k just in travel . Please know I would not ask for help if it wasnt needed
thank you all for changing my life
The idea of buying train tickets to get home is exciting. But at the same time worried about the medical bills as they start flooding in whenmwe do make home. My Dad and his friends from church are trying to get the money together to build a enclosed ramp be for I get home. Any donations would really help as lumber is crazy expensive
Lol I need someone to donate $33 to get the whole 333 thing. As you know I have this crazy thing where I see 333 all the time and even dr gelmans practice address is 333
Got a lot done today
wanted to take a moment and thank you all for the support. Could not havd made it this far with out all your help
This is my wife
On of our possible nightmares came true this morning. My wife's employer called saying they are denying fmla
Sorry, I have not posted in awhile just been working really hard on physical therapy everyday I will try get some pics posted of me working out. They have given a pencil in date of leaving by Nov 4th to go hoje in Michigan. Thats great and scary news at the same time. Want to go home of course, not sure if my legs will be ready by then
Today I am exhausted from physical therapy. Guess that means I am getting closer to my goal of walking again and getting back home. Thank you all for the support you have given. If any of you can give again that would really help cover the bills we have at home building up. While we are stuck here spend more money then I can think of being here in rehab.
Its 333 and I wanted to share with all of you that I am getting stronger and am able to stand on my own for about 5 mins now and hope to start walking soon. I know the medical bills are pilling up everyday I'm in here but dont have much choice in the matter. Thank you all for helping with donations and any other you can afford would be very helpful
Thanks to Mike my wife got 20 "roses" because of you. Something I wish I could myself right now as she is helping me so much.
Guess tomorrow is my 1 day break from physical therapy in the week. What to do? What to do? May relize that it was the 28th of aug not the 28th of sept I started this hospital journey. Never would have guessed I would still be here. The 1 true positive is my amazing wife is with me. I have a idea if you could donate this weekend for me each $ equals 1 rose towards my wife. Monday I will let her know how many "roses" were left in her honor for being the amazing wife and best friend I could have
Been going to physical therapy all week getting stronger. Right knee to weak to lock on its own they are looking into making a brace for it. Guess back wound is down by 50%. Both legs still numb from top of knee to ankle. I have 2 openings from surgery on wound vac. But othere then that I'm just peachy! Lol thanks for all your support in all this
Sorry I haven't posted in awhile going threw rehab is much harder then I thought it would be. I spiked a 103 fever last night not sure why
So many of you have reached out to me and my wife. I know I will never be able to thank you all the amount you deserve helping me get my life back is priceless. Sad the real of it is it does come with a giant cost even after ins helps. But you all help send me to the best and of course the best cost the most. Thank you all! I look forward to taking my wife in my arms and showing her how much a husband can mis his amazing wife.
We have been switched over to another build for rehab for my legs. Guys are talking 3 to 4 more weeks!!! Gee I can only guess at how much something like this will cost. I am asking if some how you could donate again that would really help out
Having a hard day today. Testing my mental spirit. As they start to pull back the pain meds
Not happy with how long it is taking to walk again
I was thinking most of this money will be eaten up my medical expenses and thats fine. But after Im healed inwould like to the my wife away for a romantic weekend. Please feel free to donate to the treating my wife amazing fund as she has been there 1000%
Getting stronger! But another day in a place I dont want to be. Ready to go home
Hello my name is Dan. I have Scrotal Lymphedema and the doctor that specializes in that type of surgery is who I would prefer to remove the 75 pound growth on my abdomen is not covered by my insurance. Please help me get this done as I don't see any other way to live a semi normal life. Thank you for taking the time to read this and god bless. The 20k goal was to cover the first projected expenses. With not knowing what the total cost will be, The goal amount will change. I look forward to paying forward all the kindness.