Multiple System Atrophy-Glen Millar

Hello everyone, My name is Noelle Geary. Myself, and my common-in-law, David Chisholm, have a wonderful friend, named Glendon Millar. He has always been there for us. During OUR hard times he was always willing to lend us money until our next pay day, or just lend an ear. He is always the one person to step up to help anyone that needs it. He would give you the shirt off his back if that's what you needed... And now...unfortunately, He is in need...And it hurts me that I cannot afford to help him as much as he requires. Over the last 2 years his health has been declining with an unknown disease. He no longer can communicate well and has a hard time speaking due to his slurred speech. (He was let go from his $4000/month job shortly after these symptoms started). His mobility is badly effected and has had a few major tumbles, even with the aid of his walker. He flails at night due to involuntary muscle spasms throughout his body. He is in a lot of pain, but he never complains. He has now been diagnosed with Multiple System Atrophy or MSA. MSA is a progressive brain disorder caused by a loss of nerve cells in specific areas of the brain. This loss causes problems with movement, balance and autonomic functions of the body. Causes slurred speech, inability to balance, difficulty writing and holding things. Cognitive problems such as slowness in thinking, difficulty chewing, swallowing, and a plethora of other symptoms. He had a good paying job. He was an AVID dart player. He was very competitive. He loves cars, music, motorcycles, good food and sweets. He is now stuck upstairs in his house...basically a prisoner in his own home. He does not have a stair lift as they cannot afford one (They cost about $2500-$3000. He is presently using a walker but he now is at the point he needs a motorized wheelchair, but they have no medical coverage and there is no government agency that will pay for this expense. They have borrowed a push wheel chair for his Doctor appointments but he is a tall man and his common-in-law is having a difficult time pushing him with the weight of the wheel chair and his weight. The motorized wheel chair that his therapist feels will be best for him is about $20,000. Needless to say, with these and other expenses coming in and with only one lower paying part time salary between the 2 of them and his $900/month government disability, it causes great stress and anxiety. Food expenses, medications and housing expenses come first and Glenn is left at home hoping for visitors to help pass the time away. Once there is a diagnosis of MSA the person normally has approximately 7-9 years from the time the symptoms starts. He met a wonderful lady just before he became ill and even though she didn't have to, she has stepped up as his main care giver and supporter. She took on this gentle giant with the grace and dignity of a saint. Even though she had worries of her own financially even before she met Glenn, she didn't hesitate to take on this role and care for and love our friend unconditionally. It can be very hard on a relationship, but she has always stood by him. If you could find it in your hearts to donate any amount to our more than worthy friend, so we can get him a stair lift and motorized wheel chair and help with any ongoing expenses please do so. I have created this Go Fund Me account for him as I didn’t know what else I could do to help him and I know there are some very generous and loving people/businesses out there that are willing to help. I have letters from his specialists if anyone needs to see them as proof of his diagnoses. Thank you so much for your generosity, prayers and thoughts. We all appreciate it so very much xoxo
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Organizer and beneficiary

Noelle Geary 
Kelowna, BC
Glen Millar 
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