Heart Patient Drowning in Debt
$470 of $15k goal
My life has always been an upward battle. In 1997, I contracted a severe case of Pancreatitis and I graciously won myself a helicopter ride to the nearest major hospital. That year also brought me the curse of Type 2 Diabetes. Both cases I could live with rather comfortably.
It wasn't until 1999 that my life took a turn for the worst. I experienced something I would come to know all too well. I was 44 and felt the gripping sensation in my left arm. I had no idea it would be my first of 7 life-threatening heart attacks.
Today, I am almost more metal than man. I was given 11 stents to open my clogged arteries. I underwent numerous surgeries to eradicate my heart disease. I even had my sternum cracked open to facilitate an invasive quadruple-bypass surgery in 2005, which proved faulty and collapsed. Yet my upward battle had not reached its peak.
The past 6 months have been a struggle. I've been admitted to the Veteran's Hospital 7 times and the debt I've obtained is pulling me under. The bank threatens the security of my car and my house. I've worked my hands to the bone providing for my 3 children. My youngest of which, goes off to college this fall.
However, my doctor will no longer allow me to work. He said I'll kill myself if I do. I must keep my family afloat while I still can. We all have been hit by these hard times and I believe everyone needs a helping hand sometimes. I would appreciate anything you can offer me, even if it's just kind words of motivation.
A peaceful musician,
Sorry for all the delay in communication everyone. I was hospitalized two and a half weeks ago. and have been involved full swing in recovery and the holidays. I do appreciate all the love and gifts you all have sent. God bless and thank you!!
There is greatness about humanity. Standing by while someone falls doesn't work. When one falls, a little bit of everyone falls too. It is important to care for our fellow man.