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Brian S. Barilla

$2,220 of $2,500 goal

Raised by 22 people in 13 months
Created September 16, 2017
My brother, being one of my best friends, is going through a truly tough time right now. Honestly, this has not been a good year for him in general. Brian has been truly struggling. I know that many others reading this are going through tough times and I do not want to diminish, dishearten or take away from that in anyway.

I have brought Brian food, checked in on him constantly but it just is not enough right now. He needs help financially. Considering, I can hardly support Maysun and myself most of the time, means I can not help him out with money nor his bills that he is getting behind on. I thought doing this may be one way I could help him. 

I am not sure who knows details but Brian was most recently admitted to the hospital originally for a swollen foot. He is a diabetic and edema is a real concern. This led to discovering it was a spider bite. He was released from the hospital two days later. Then he returned to the emergency room a day later due to the pain being intolerable but nothing is getting better. The swelling continues, the pain is unbearable at times and he has not been able to return to work.

Sunday Brian was readmitted to the hospital. His pain was unbearable. They ran all the same tests that were done that previous Monday. Plus they checked for lyme disease which they ruled out lyme disease. No infection in his bone. Trying a different antibiotic. They are now treating for cellulitis and are giving him a muscle relaxer that seems to help. 

Just a week or two before this spider bite, his Ford Mustang was smashed up. He was not driving or in the car but there is still a lot of damage that will need to be taken care of before that gets back on the road. He has fallen behind on a couple payments on this car which doesn't help with his concerns, worries and monies. I feel so bad that he was left with the damaged, must be tough when you are not even involved in the accident.

He had also been to the emergency room earlier this year for not being able to see. He woke up blind! How scary that must have been! He had sunburned retinas. He experienced immense pain and temporary blindness which put him out of work.

He has not been able to catch up and now he feels like it all just keeps adding up. My brother has the biggest heart and is willing to be there for anyone. He needs your help now. He wants so badly to get out of this low time in his life. His dream is to own his own home. I hate to see him so discouraged and down. He is just getting further and further behind.

Please help Brian in anyway that you can!

Thank you for taking the time to read and to donate!

Love you brother!!!!!
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Latest update: Brian seems to have taken a turn. He is not good! He can not put any weight on either foot right. He may have just pushed it to hard....let's hope that's the case. Please continue keeping him your thoughts, prayers and thank you!
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Thank you so very much for your positive thoughts, prayers and giving hearts. Brian had a check-up with his doctor. The doctor increased his Gabapentin dose. His antibiotics are coming to end. Just his trip to the doctors office left him exhausted and in pain. So, even though things are getting better.....it is a slow go thus far! Truly not sure there has been any definite answers neither. Please continue the ongoing prayers, positive thoughts and thanks again to each of you that have given to him in this time of need! Every little bit is truly appreciated!
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Brian seems to be feeling better. Swelling is down. Still some soreness and it's not unbearable. So definitely improvement. Thank you so very much for your prayers, positive thoughts, compassion and for each of you that have given/donated to my brother. Each gift, no matter how big or small, has truly help tremendously. Thank you just doesn't seem like enough. Please continue keeping him in your thoughts and prayers. Thanks!
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Sunday Brian was readmitted to the hospital. His pain was unbearable. They ran all the same tests that were done that previous Monday. Plus they checked for lyme disease which they have ruled out lyme disease. No infection in his bone. Trying a different antibiotic. They are now treating for cellulitis and are giving him a muscle relaxer that seems to help. 
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$2,220 of $2,500 goal

Raised by 22 people in 13 months
Created September 16, 2017
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