Hello, I’m Raymond Reed and while taking a trip to Europe with some friends I was diagnosed with a mild ear infection in Amsterdam. They didn’t seem too worried and the only instruction they gave was to get over the counter antibiotics. As time went on, the antibiotics weren’t helping and they ended up making me very sick and left me throwing up and bedridden our entire time in Amsterdam. When we got to Germany my eye began to swell and in no time I had a welt the size of a baseball. By then my friends had convinced me i had to go to the hospital where they did a CT scan of my brain and scheduled me for emergency brain surgery to treat the Meningitis in my brain. As you can imagine this brain surgery is not cheap not to mention the next 2 weeks I have to spend in Intensive Care. I am reaching out to my community for financial help during this difficult time. Anything helps and I’m so so grateful for any help I can get.