Brendan's Road to Recovery

$2,675 of $15k goal

Raised by 37 people in 1 month
Lauren Mags
on behalf of Brendan McBride
 RIO GRANDE, NJ


On March 8, 2017 my son's father Brendan had a sudden and massive heart attack that nearly took his life.  After a series of unbelievable miracles, and thanks to an amazing medical team, he miraculously survived and now has a second chance at life, and to watch his now 5-year-old son Desmond grow up!              

As of Monday 3/20 the word from the doctor was that he may have to wait one year (if not more) to go back to work. Disability told him he may have to wait 3-6 months to start to get benefits (which are roughly only 3/4 of regular pay).  Brendan has always been a hard worker, and being down from work is going to leave him in serious financial hardship.  The nature of his work (construction) is very physical, and although too early to know for sure, there's a chance he will not be able to return to that line of work, period.  And soon, the medical co-pays and deductibles will start rolling in.  Early estimates are looking to be close to $40,000. This is WITH a health insurance policy he paid close to $400 per month into. I'm hoping to raise some money to help get him back on his feet, maintain his bills and hopefully keep him from stressing about things so he can heal, and figure out his options for his future in peace.  

Brendan is one of my dearest friends.  He's loud and wild with one of the most dynamic personalities I've ever seen, but gentle and very compassionate.  He saved another man's life a few years ago, when that man had a heart attack.  He would give you his last dollar if you needed it.  He's helped countless people selflessly, without compensation, simply in the name of being faithful and living a life of servitude.  I want to do something to give back to him so he can regroup, spend time with Desmond and take a few deep breaths without worry.  I thank you for anything you can do to help him!!! 
Love, Lauren
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Update 7
Posted by Lauren Mags
15 days ago
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Brendan. is still waiting on any kind of "official" human disabilty assistance. This man worked grueling hours. He paid close to $400 per month in health insurance. He never exploited anyone or anything. But, currently he has no income whatsoever. Please share this link. All help is welcome And MUCH appreciated !! http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2017/04/05/survival-story-cape-may-heart-attack-uncle-bills/
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Update 6
Posted by Lauren Mags
21 days ago
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Here is the live broadcast of Brendan's story on CBS 3

http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2017/04/05/survival-story-cape-may-heart-attack-uncle-bills/

#miraclesdohappen #CBS3 #awesomestory
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Update 5
Posted by Lauren Mags
21 days ago
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Brendan's story is going to be going Live at 5:00, today on CBS 3. It's truly an amazing series of events. If you are able to watch, check it out! #CBS3 #miracle #amazing story
Uncle Jim, Brendan and Des, tonight 5:00
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Update 4
Posted by Lauren Mags
22 days ago
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Brendan's story made the front page of the Cape May County Herald coming out tomorrow!! Pages 1 & 10! http://m.capemaycountyherald.com/eedition/page_ea7301e1-5712-556e-9d62-9f418a6c20d5.html
#miracle #cmcherald #lazarus #everydollarhelps #ilovecmc #charitystartsathome
Father and son, contemplating life at CM Point
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$2,675 of $15k goal

Raised by 37 people in 1 month
Created March 20, 2017
Lauren Mags  
on behalf of Brendan McBride
EJ
$25
Eric Josephson
1 day ago

Get better old friend. From your old WCU bud.

KH
$100
Ken Hamann
7 days ago

All best wishes...

ML
$100
Matt Linhares
13 days ago
LW
$100
Louis Wade
16 days ago
MM
$20
Michelle McKeon
19 days ago
1
1

God bless you on your speedy recovery ❤

$25
CarrieAnne Seeger
19 days ago
1
1

I hope it helps. Prayers and Love to you. the Seeger's

TJ
$100
Thomas Jefferson
20 days ago
EW
$20
Ernie Williams
20 days ago

Wishing you a full speedy recovery...God Bless

LM
$25
Lisa Malloy
20 days ago

Get well! What a story!

$125
Ric and Roxann Burke
20 days ago
1
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