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Raised by 27 people in 33 months
Soledad Goodson  TYLER, TX
We are creating this personal fundraiser to help our friends, Will Goodson and Soledad Steele, with financial help during this difficult time for their family.
If you are unaware of their struggles, please see this article from the Tyler Morning Telegraph.
Will was admitted into the hospital with the flu on January 3rd. Soon thereafter, his illness morphed into pneumonia and has put him into a coma. As of Friday, January 10th, he remains in CRITICAL condition at ETMC. The doctors note he is improving, but they still have no idea how long he will be in the hospital. Recovery could take an additional 4 to 6 weeks. With Will out of work and Soeldad standing by his side, the family is in need of help. The unpredictable and sudden condition makes knowing how much this family will need hard to pinpoint. Please pray for this family and ask God to carry them through. If you are able to give financially, please do so, as it will help the couple out tremendously. They are simply living day to day at this point and trying to get Will better, but bills are accumulating. Remember that every little bit helps.
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Update 10
30 months ago

Looks like we won't be leaving the hospital today as planned. The bone culture results came back and it's a staph infection. He'll need IV antibiotics for the next 6 weeks.

They are going to put a permanent pic line in his arm today or tomorrow and I will give IV antibiotics at home as well as continue to do his wound dressing changes.

At the end of the 6 weeks, he'll need another surgical debridment to remove whatever bone was lost and maybe a flap. Then hopefully we can start the healing process which will take a few months. After Thursday's surgery, his wound is now as large as a softball. Prayers for no more steps back, no more infection and a speedy recovery.

If you feel inclined to help us financially, it's greatly appreciated. Thanks!


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Update 9
30 months ago

We are out of surgery and in recovery. We went in for a flap which would've moved good tissue and muscle from one area to cover the hole in his behind. Unfortunately, there was a massive infection behind the back wall of the hole. The surgeon had to remove infected muscle and tendons as well as some bone that was dead. A flap cannot be done while there is an infection. The bone is being tested to see if it is infected. He was started on antibiotics and they will keep him here in the hospital to make sure the infection is clearing. In a week or so, the surgeon will decide if a flap is necessary to cover the bone that is now exposed or if he can heal on his own with a home wound vac machine, but says either way we are looking at 3-4 months heal time.
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Update 8
30 months ago

Tomorrow's the day. William Goodson is having flap surgery in the morning. We will be admitted and stay approximately a week since he'll be on a drain. Once we go home, he'll need 6-8 weeks to heal which means continuation of not sitting down. He's layed so long on his sides that his shoulders are giving him a lot of pain so pray for that the pain will subside please. Prayers for a smooth surgery & fast recovery appreciated. I'll keep FB updated with how he's doing.

And if you'd like to help tie us over for the next couple of months until he returns to work, every little but helps and is greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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Update 7
31 months ago

Update: We went to our weekly visit at the wound care center and also saw the surgeon. The plan was to have the surgeon debrid (scrape dead tissue off) of the wound and then let it try to heal on it's own. As it stands, the wound is very deep and about a centimeter from his tail bone. If they debrid, the bone will be exposed. The wound must be debrided. So the surgeon will have to do a flap.

"Flap surgery is a technique in plastic and reconstructive surgery where tissue is lifted from a donor site and moved to a recipient site with an intact blood supply."

Flaps are risky and can fail quite easily. Any pressure applied to wound area after flap will result in a large hole, re-flapping and at least a year of recovery. He will not be able to sit for at least 8-12 weeks while the flap heals. He's not sitting now anyway. He lies on his side but as you can imagine, it's frustrating & gets old quick.

Anyway, that's the plan whether we like it or not. The surgeons office will inform us next week as to whether the surgery will be next week or the following week. He will stay in the hospital with a drain on the wound for about a week after surgery.

Please continue to lift him up prayer as we trudge through this difficult journey. And again, if you can help financially it would be greatly appreciated since it will be months before he can return to work. Thank you.
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$1,821 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 27 people in 33 months
Created January 12, 2014
Soledad Goodson  
$5
Anonymous
31 months ago
JH
$40
Justin Hopkins
31 months ago
RE
$20
Ronda Mullenax Engelke
31 months ago

Continued Prayers, God Bless!

KB
$50
Kelli Bartsch Benoit
31 months ago

Praying for you!

GS
$100
GARY SIDES
31 months ago

I hope you get back to work soon our Brother !!

SL
$25
stephane levesque
32 months ago
MC
$400
Mark Reeves & East TX Container
32 months ago (Offline Donation)
$50
Anonymous
32 months ago
BS
$100
Benjamin Setnick
32 months ago
CH
$200
Craig Huddleston
32 months ago
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