Stephanie Perkins Budd is organizing this fundraiser.
First, let me thank everyone for their many prayers, calls, texts and messages for my sister, Darlene and her husband, Robert! You'll never know how greatly they are appreciated.
As you all may know, my sister, Darlene Perkins Albiar, lost her husband yesterday evening. His earthly body succumbed to the horrible disease of Congestive Heart Failure and he went home to be with Jesus. Robert lost his baby brother, Ricky, this past October and his father, Felix, in March, to this same horrific disease.
Robert got sick about 14 years ago but the last few years have really been an uphill battle. The doctors knew that Robert would eventually have to have open heart surgery but really wanted to hold off until he was 55. However, his arteries just would not participate. After (2) different 99% blockages, in what they call the widow maker, and the placement of stints, the (3rd) time the weakened state of his heart just couldn't withstand the trauma of another stint and they had to do an emergency bypass. That was done on February 27 of this year and unfortunately, Robert never really recovered from that. As most of our friends know, from Darlene's FB posts, he has been in and out of the hospital about (15) times since his surgery. Staying extended amounts of time each admission. Roberts medical bills have been very substantial and they have paid tremendous amounts of money, such as copays,deductibles, prescriptions, etc) towards out-of-pocket expenses. Now, she is faced with funeral expenses, which are due at the time of service, as most of us know. Of course, she will now also be less Robert's income to pay existing household expenses. Robert did not have Life Insurance due to his many medical issues and with that being said, I would like to ask if you can donate any amount of money in his honor to help Darlene out financially, it would be sincerely appreciated. Literally, any amount would help. Thank you so much and BIG Love to you all!