Mike Pugh 48yrs of medical hope come true

$3,995 of $9,000 goal

Raised by 42 people in 70 months
A million thanks to each of my friends, Family and others that has helped inm this fundraising toward my leg operation's in New York City. As most know by now Im trying to raise money to cover all the now $3900.00 hotel Expenses, $600.00 in garage expenses for car, $600.00 for Travel expenses to and from New York City and Gas, Food, And $1000.00 to cover health insurance expenses and house hold expenses while my wifes not working and having to stay with me while im in New York City going thru three operations over a period of 30 days while im in the hospital. after getting home we discovered that very important parts of therapy thats needed to bring my leg to where it needs to be is not covered by my health insurance. This therapy is needed for the next 8 to 12 weeks and is needed everyday for the first 2 weeks and then every other day after that for the rest of the time. So out of pocket expenses just for the therapy could be as high as $850.00 weekly , to say the least were not going to be able to pay for this but we will being it has to be done. health care total expences will be well over $9000.00 Really overwhelming expences to say the least, I personally have waited 48yrs to have this done and im trying to raise money not just so I can hopefully have a new leg by replacing lymph nodes in my leg to help the fluid flow and save my leg from being amputated. Im sure if you know me you know how i don't ask for money because im the type of person who likes to do it myself. But as a friend put it so nice.....In the Bible it says there is a season for everything - a time to give - a time to receive. Ever since I have known you, you have given of yourself, your time, your talents, your money - whatever it took to help others -- let us , all those others you have helped, now bless you ,
I never would have done this if she wouldnt have said that. i hope everyone has a blessed day and even if you cant give please show your support through letters to say how much you care, thank you either way its just a god send that there is now hope for me and millions of others to save my leg from amputation and with your help and its my dream it can save and hopefully show millions of others to be shown a way to help out there same type of condition as mine. As you can see there are over $9000.00 in expenses that was needed for the trip plus now the after surgery expenses that are adding up fast. Thanks for everyone's help so far its been a long rd so far and were on the last part of this journey that will hopefully help not just myself but others after they read the book of my living with this for 48yrs.
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Leg update, after measurements taken of the entire legs by david Henderson, the leg is now another 2% smaller than it was about 4 days ago. And is getting smaller each day. When I first decided to do this procedure we all didnt know what to expect since this is a procedure that no one has ever had done before in the United States. Since insurance companies regulate what they think the patient needs done. So with that said I'm trying to get across to the insurance that there is sometimes a need for more than one session per week for certain patients such as myself. So until this time I pay out of pocket for each session, being I see the massage therapist once a day for the first three weeks, then every other day for the next 8-12 weeks and then once a week for 6 months or until further notice. So without this therapy my surgeries and all the work up until now will be a waist. I want to thank everyone for all the donations, cards and thoughts and prayers up to thisoint, but with many more we may have a chance to see this to the point that I'm going to be able to live my life with a new leg. Its taken 48yrs to get here so hopefully this will be the miracle year. Any cards and etc please send to ,,,,,,, mike Pugh. 4166 ivy lane kitty hawk, nc 27949. ,,,,,,,,, any questions or fundraising ideas please feel free to send your ideas. Thanks to everyone it a
L means so much.
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Thanks to everyone that has given help towards the surgery it seems its so far a success, we just have one other hurdle and this is the therapy that's not covered under the insurance, so to say the least its going to cost a lot more than I had anticipated being I'm needing these therapy's to help with the flow of the lymph system. So another 8 to 12 weeks of therapy at what could be 850.00 weekly is not in our budget. But everyone who knows me understands that I will find a way. Thanks again for everyone's help and thoughts and prayers it means so much. Happy holidays.
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Thanks for all your support, please can you take a second to mail you you're address to us I would like to mail you a thank you because it means so much. Thanks. our second surgery is on October 31st
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Thanks for all the thoughts and prayers, we have hit the halfway mark in donations, my wife Ethel and I leave for New York in four days to get her set up for the 26 day stay there. I love that she Will be with me thru this all. She has been a blessing to say the least. Thanks for the donations it means so much, will post updates throughout this entire procedure. Thanks, Mike and Ethel
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$3,995 of $9,000 goal

Raised by 42 people in 70 months
Created October 5, 2013
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SW
$60
sherman white
63 months ago

Sorry to be late but I hope it helps you... Sherman

JW
$100
Jack White
68 months ago

I hope this will help pay some of your expenses Michael. Keep up your spirits and continue your therapy. Have a Merry Christmas and hope for a better new year.

J
$25
Julia
68 months ago
RB
$30
rich bednar
68 months ago

Hang tough Mike...prayers for successful surgeries!

$100
Anonymous
68 months ago
MB
$25
Maryann Beauchene
68 months ago

Hope this little bit helps.

R
$200
Robin
68 months ago
MS
$50
Melanie Smith
68 months ago
IF
$100
Illtyd & Mary Fernandez
68 months ago
SG
$25
Stephen and Virginia Gardner
69 months ago

we are friends with Carol Starmont... good luck with the operation!

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