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Help Rev. Bill Underwood's Family in Los Angeles

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Raised by 26 people in 1 month
Created December 13, 2018
We are raising funds to help Bill Underwood’s family as they stay in Los Angeles while Bill is at a Hospital waiting for a Heart Transplant and Recovery. The hospital has told the family that after Bill has Heart Surgery that he and his family will have to remain in Los Angeles for a month or longer to continue his appointments after he is released. The family is looking at staying in Los Angeles for at least 3 months or longer depending on the availability of a heart.

Many people have reached out through prayers and emotional support during this difficult time. Bill has toured and ministered for almost 45 years as an original member of The Lighthouse Boys and with his wife Sharon Underwood. Bill and Sharon have been Pastors of two Churches in their years of ministry, the second Church they still pastor today; Calvary Gospel Tabernacle is located in Bakersfield, CA just a couple of miles from where Bill Underwood grew up.

Bill & Sharon have prayed for anyone who calls, and have driven over 100 miles to help others. Rev. Bill Underwood is loved & needed by many people. Bill first had quadruple bypass 18 years ago in December of 2000, The Lord has carried him throughout this illness and now he needs a heart transplant. The family is by his side in Los Angeles Ca. They will be there with him through this time. We don’t know how long this Journey will continue, but we do know "God is in Control!”

The expenses have become heavy on Sharon and the family, they appreciate the continued prayers for Bill and for them. Your Financial Help would be very appreciated. If you are able to give, please help.

God is so Good! He has placed Bill in the care of Professional & Christian doctors that are doing their best to help Bill get well.

We will continue to update you on Bill's progress

Please leave a comment of encouragement for Sister Sharon Underwood and the Underwood Family.
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Update 6
Posted by Stephen Underwood
1 month ago
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Dad will be having to go through physical therapy at a different facility in Los Angeles so that he can regain his mobility back. With his body being week and not being able to eat before and spending a week on the ventilator, his body lost some mobility and he is unable to walk right now.

For the transplant he needs to be able to get back on his feet so they can get him moving around. Also, they will need to make sure that the infection is completely gone from his gallbladder before the transplant surgery. His immune system will be shut down in favor of living with the transplanted heart.

We appreciate everyone who has already helped financially and those have been praying for Dad and the family. The Underwood family wants to wish you all a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year.
2017 in Bakersfield
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Update 5
Posted by Stephen Underwood
1 month ago
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Hi everyone. So dad has been through some pretty rough waters as of late. He is currently awaiting a Heart Transplant, but in the midst of this storm, it has brought many different hurdles. In Bakersfield his Kidneys began to shut down and they said it was related to his week heart. Dad was also complaining of pain in his side and developed infection and the Hospital there told us they didn't know where it was coming from. They were able to get the kidneys stable and better. Fast forward to his stay at Cedars-Sinai and they discover his Gallbladder has stones and is very infected and needs to come out...however, the heart is very week and this becomes a tricky factor here as he can't be recovering from gallbladder surgery if a heart becomes available. So they have performed a procedure where they inserted a tube to drain the infection. He has been looking better since that procedure was done. Today, dad has been sick and they will be doing an x-ray to make sure that everything is draining correctly.

We thank you for your prayers, and your support. We know God will bless everyone of you for it.
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Update 4
Posted by Stephen Underwood
1 month ago
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Hi, this is Stephen, Bill's son and oldest child. I have joined this GoFundMe team only to help with what ever I can. Me and my wife and kids live in Madera and I work in Fresno. So me and my wife have to make trips down there as time and finances will allow. This campaign is simply to help my Mom and Sister with general living expenses while they stay in LA with my Dad. This has been a very stressful and difficult time for us all. We however, are all on the outside dealing with it, Dad is the only one that knows how Dad is feeling. I also know for a fact that as much as Dad has been through, he is still worried about us all (he still wants to make sure I'm going to be singing with The Lighthouse Boys later this month lol....yes dad i will be).

While Mom and Sis have to stay in LA, they still have monthly bills that have to be paid at home in Bakersfield with the monthly income they already recieve, but now with LA having to be a nessesity for Dad there is just not enough income to support two seperate residence. We appreciate all of your prayers and support during this time and if you have financial support to give, we would be greatful. If you are not able to give please at least share our GoFundMe page with your friends and family in case they can.

Thank You
Stephen
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Update 3
Posted by Barbara Gonzales
1 month ago
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UPDATE: Gallbladder Surgey has been Canceled.
Now In the Process of A Donor Heart being located for Rev. Bill.

Doctors will be removing Bro. Bills Gallbladder & Gallstone's today. It is inflamed & is a part of the severe pain he has Suffered.
 We should hear From the Transplant Team by Friday or Monday concerning the Heart Transplant.
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