Mike's medical fund

$876 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 11 people in 29 months
My name is Mike Crabill.  I’m a 62 year old veteran of the US Air Force, married, and disabled.  Before becoming disabled several years ago I worked with the two things I love most: airplanes and electronics; my specialty being autopilot repair on General Aviation aircraft.

So, why am I appealing to you for help?  I certainly wish I didn’t have to.  Ongoing health issues prevent me from being able to work at all.  The most recent episode: I recently underwent heart surgery to replace a bad heart valve and then 3 days later had a pacemaker put in.  The day after I got home from the hospital, I fell and trashed my knee bad enough to require the services of a wound care specialist.  I'm now almost immobile and in recovery mode…again. My problems all stem from a doctor that over-dosed me with steroids, which have compromised my endocrine system, caused Glaucoma and I'm blind in one eye and poor vision in the other eye. My bones are brittle and I have a broken back and shoulder. The list goes on, but you get the idea, life has become a major challenge!

Before my heart problem and surgery we were working hard on improving our credit and making good headway.  Now, the bills are piling up and it's amazing the amount that Medicare doesn't cover!  Being disabled allows me to use Medicare for which I’m thankful but I’m not old enough to qualify for Medigap coverage which pays the 20% Medicare doesn’t cover.  As the bills come in we’re trying to manage things so we can still cover our rent, food, prescriptions and all the other necessities of life.  The problem is there just isn't enough income from my disability to cover everything that needs to be paid.

So here we are…the hard part; asking strangers for help.  First and foremost we appreciate the assistance we've received thus far; thank you so much to those who’ve reached out and helped.  My hope is that you too will be moved to assist someone in need.  Anything you would be willing to contribute will be greatly appreciated.  Thank you!
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Hello,

Here is a video update on my condition and status. Thank you for taking the time to view my GoFundMe! If after viewing the video you would like more information about me, you can visit my site: https://inflintmichigan.com/about/

Thank you!
Mike Crabill
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Here is an update for my GoFundMe campaign, bringing everything up to date for this year so far. Thank you to all who have helped so far! I really appreciate the assistance!
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Well we have just hit another major hurtle. Our car has just had a major breakdown and needs a new engine. We can't afford to fix it or replace it without help. We need reliable transportation so that I can go to my many doctor/ specialists appointments and treatments. Please help with anything you can, we are in desperate need of help and every little but will help!
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Greetings everyone! I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend!

I'm reaching out to ask for a little assistance as my ongoing medical problems seem to have no limit. We are at a point once again, due to recent complications, where we are struggling to make it to payday and have basics like food and medications covered. Rather than explain it all here I have made a short video, if you could please spare a couple minutes to view my video I would greatly appreciate it!

Have a fantastic weekend!

Thanks to everyone who has helped so far!
Mike Crabill
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$876 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 11 people in 29 months
Created July 29, 2016
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$11
manasvii nik
3 months ago

Wanted to do my bit. God bless you!

DS
$100
Dan Stanley
3 months ago
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Thank you for your service!

$100
Steven Alvey
3 months ago
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Hang in there, Mike. And thanks for your service.

$200
Anonymous
4 months ago
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PB
$5
Polina Bogomazova
5 months ago
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I am so sorry for your health problems, I just stumbled upon your page and video accidentally and could not stay indifferent. I cannot donate much unfortunately, I'm a full time student, but I wish you all the best and hope you get better and the financial problems will be resolved for you at least partially!

KF
$25
Karen Forman
28 months ago
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Mike - I wish I could do more, hope this helps a little, our prayers are with you.

WW
$10
Woody Woodward
28 months ago
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Mike, I feel for you and I sure wish I could do more...much blessings to you all, and I will keep you in my thoughts.

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