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Enick Wade Support of Living Costs

$1,210 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 18 people in 6 months
Created February 27, 2018
My name is Tara, and I've set up this GoFundMe for my grandpa, Enick Wade.

Enick is a lively 81 years young man living in Southern California. He works very hard, and always has for as long as I've been alive and well before then. He runs his own business repairing things in homes and businesses alike, from electrical to refrigeration to plumbing and more, as he has done for many decades.

He's also been active with the Moose Lodge in his area for years, becoming a Pilgrim with the lodge not too long ago. He can usually be found leading Karaoke or performing music on guitar or crooning on the microphone.

Unfortunately, he took a fall down some stairs. This left him with a fractured vertebrae in his neck. He now has limited mobility and has to wear a brace for awhile to recover. Because of this, he will be unable to work, as he has to do very little. 

If you have ever met Enick, you know that he is a giver. He gives his time, his energy, and his money to anyone who needs it, even if he really doesn't have it to give. He is one of the hardest working and kindest individuals I have ever had the pleasure of knowing.  He has always helped everyone that he could.

Now he needs us. He will be unable to work, and will have the cost of living in Southern California coupled with medical expenses that he won't be able to afford. He already walks a very fine line, but now it's become even thinner.

Any way you can help would be appreciated. I have set the goal in anticipation of the mounting cost of healthcare and bills that will soon become due. My hope is that we surpass the goal, so that he doesn't have to worry about any of the bills rather than only the most dire.

Thank you for taking the time to look this over. I know he would be forever grateful. Share if you can.
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Hi all! Just got a quick update from Terri:

Update: he is feeling a little better, taking a nap right now, still have another 3 to 4 weeks to go. He will have another CT Scan on the 29th and see the Neurosurgeon on April 3rd to check on his progress.

Thank you everyone for your continued support! Have a great rest of your week!
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Hello all!

We are 10% of the way on GoFundMe - but I know there have been some in-person gifts as well. Thank you all for your continued support!

Enick isn't out of the woods yet, but he does have a brace that fits him now. The way the other one fit wasn't doing much good and actually could have caused more damage. He's continuing to get better every day.

We may not reach our goal (I know I set a high limit), but every little bit will help! Thank you for continuing to ask after Enick, donate, and share. Love you all!

- Tara
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Hi All. Grandpa (Enick) went to the doctor the other day. We thought he had only fractured his C7 vertebrae, but it turns out he also fractured his C5 and C6.

The neck brace they gave him at the hospital is way too big, so they're making a custom one for him. No ETA on that, but let's hope it's sooner rather than later.

Thank you everyone for your support! I'll try to update when I have new/relevant information.
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Hi all! I've been getting a lot of questions about how Enick is doing, so I thought I'd update here.

He's very sore, as is to be expected, but he's also very tired. They gave him a neck brace at the hospital, but it doesn't fit very well so he's been having a hard time sleeping. He's getting a new one that fits very soon. He fractured his neck, but his whole body is sore from the fall. It's going to take a lot of work and doctor visits to get him back to normal, but he's trying to keep his spirits up.

He's very thankful for all of the support and kind words from everyone. I would also like to thank everyone who has helped, both through GoFundMe and in person. Every little bit helps. Thank you again, and please share if you can. The more people who know, the more people can help.
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$1,210 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 18 people in 6 months
Created February 27, 2018
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CL
$100
Calvin Luttrell
4 months ago
DW
$100
Dillon Wade
6 months ago
$100
Anonymous
6 months ago
NT
$100
Neil Takeuchi
6 months ago
VB
$50
Vanessa Brown
6 months ago
LW
$100
Luke Wade
6 months ago
$100
David Patterson
6 months ago
CT
$20
Clay Taylor
6 months ago
GY
$50
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6 months ago
MS
$100
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6 months ago
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