Getting Back on Track

 
Raised: $2,440.00
Goal: $13,000.00
 
 
 

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Luke Manley

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Hello Everyone!   I have never written an appeal such as this before, but I was hoping that whoever reads this would be willing to try and help or at least pass on the story to someo... more

 
 
 
 
 
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Updated posted by Luke Manley 14 months ago

Hello Everyone! After a brief hiatus we are back on track with getting Tony back on track. Why is today a particularly good day to consider donating? Well because it's his birthday today! Please help us to make 29 the best year possible by giving whatever you can spare. If you haven't shared Tony's story in a while, this is a great time to mention it again. Life gets busy, but it's always important to take the time to let the people in our lives know how much we care. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TONY!!

 
 
 

Updated posted by Luke Manley 18 months ago

Hello All! Tony's neighbor Louise is sponsoring a virtual run to raise funds for his surgery and you can visit her page here:

http://www.runnersramblings.com/p/maine-lobstah-virtual-run-2012_3.html

This is yet another wonderful example of all of us coming together to help get Tony back on track. Please please share these links with friends and family and urge them to do the same with the people in their circles. I know it is a busy time for everyone and we thank you for all that you've done and continue to do!

 
 
 

Updated posted by Luke Manley 18 months ago

Hello Everyone! I wanted to take a moment to thank all of you again who are sharing the link as there has been a wonderful surge in visits to the page recently. Now we just need to encourage these folks to donate! Imagine how quickly we could reach our goal if everyone in our circles donated just 5 or 10 dollars. Also, I wanted to share a photo of the wonderful card that someone sent to Tony the other day. Thank you again for your support!

 

 
 
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Created by Luke Manley on September 2, 2012

Hello Everyone!

 

I have never written an appeal such as this before, but I was hoping that whoever reads this would be willing to try and help or at least pass on the story to someone who could.


My best friend Tony damaged the cartilage and tore the meniscus in his knee while on a trail ride several years ago and has been having debilitating knee problems ever since.  In 2010, his knee weakened to the point where he had to undergo months of physical therapy followed by the only surgery he could afford; a re-positioning of the knee, held in place with screws.  He was told this would last for 10-15 years, at which point they would hope that some new affordable procedure would be developed. Alas, it did not fix the problem and after three surgeries in the past 18 months, he now has to have a fourth.   However, because this one will basically give him a brand new knee it is far more expensive and the hospital won't perform the procedure until he can pay a significant portion up-front.  As you can imagine, this is not really an option. Between the initial deterioration in his knee and the subsequent surgeries, he has been unable to work for almost two years now.  This has left him in the horrible position of being unable to afford to fix his knee, but unable to get a decent paying job because of his immobility and inconsistent schedule related to the surgeries.  Compounding the problem is the fact that the State has rejected his request for disability assistance now for the second time. Further, his family is very much struggling themselves, so understandably they cannot offer him much in the way of financial assistance.


I make this plea because Tony is far and away my best friend and it kills me to see him in such dire straits.  He is easily one of the most intelligent, funny, clever, and resourceful people I know, but string after string of bad luck has taken away a lot of the zest for life that was always his trademark.  I know in my heart that if he can get himself healed physically then he can get back on- track with school (he was moving toward his RN), return to the workforce with a rewarding job, and take charge of his life.  Having worked as a firefighter and in hospital security, Tony has always been the type of person that would give his life for someone in need.  Now that he is the one in need, please join me in giving him his own life back.  


I would be so incredibly appreciative for any help that you can offer; whether it’s a donation of any amount, sharing this link, or forwarding on the information to someone you know who might be willing.  Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or would like some more information. 


Thank you!


Luke

 
 
 
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Recent Donations (23)

$2,440 raised by 23 people in 19 months.

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Chris Floro

17 months ago

 
 

$25.00

Anonymous

18 months ago

 

$20.00

Anonymous

18 months ago

 

$50.00

Anonymous

19 months ago

 

$1,000.00

Anonymous

19 months ago

 

$25.00

Kevin Grivois

19 months ago

 
 

Get well buddy!

 

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Abraham Kanter

19 months ago

 
 

From one person with a torn ACL to another.....good luck!

 

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Valerie Dahlgren

19 months ago

 
 

$100.00

Crystal Pelletier

19 months ago

 
 

Tony you are in my prayers! Love and miss you.. May God bless you in this trying time xoxo

 

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Anonymous

19 months ago

 

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