Please help my daddy!

Rodger Hutchison, my father, is the most loving and kind man I know. While eating lunch with my mother he had a stroke right across the table from her. Even though she was able to get him to the hospital within 20 minutes of having the stroke he still lost about 2/3 of the right half of his brain. Upon arrival we were told that he was diabetic, although he was never diagnosed before even though he underwent physicals annually. He was transferred to Mercy General Hospital in Sacramento for treatment. After being in the hospital for 3 days the swelling in his brain was threatening the remaining 1/3 of the right side of his brain. This 1/3 contained the centers that controlled emotion, speech, vision, and the essence of who my father is. He was rushed into surgery to have a craniotomy (where a bone flap is temporarily removed from the skull to relieve pressure on the brain). It was a very risky surgery and we didn't think he was going to make it, but if he didn't have the surgery he also could have died or at least would never be himself again. Thankfully the surgery went well and the remaining 1/3 of his brain was saved! Recovering from a stroke and brain surgery will take months of physical and speech therapy. He may never be able to walk again due to the damage the stroke caused to the left side of his body. He will most likely need special beds and even a different vehicle to get around in after recovery. I need to help pack up my mom and dad's belongings because they no longer can afford to stay where they are. There are lots of bills that need to be paid and absolutely no money coming in due to my dad not being able to work and my mom needing to take care of him right now. Please consider donating --no contribution is too small. The world is a better place with my dad in it. On behalf of our family, Rodger and myself, Thank you for taking the time to read our request. We cannot thank you enough for your donations and prayers. Please feel free to share this site with other friends, colleagues and family. We appreciate all the support we can get. God bless!
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Melody Hutchison 
Organizer
Woodland, CA
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