This is a family rocked by tragedy, lost their business, house, cars a little over a year ago. Michelle's father, a pediatric urologist, passed away soon after . A fee weeks after that , their 7 year old was diagnosed with two kidney disorders , leaving the family devastated.
Three weeks ago, Vinny, father to three and amazing husband of 14 years, was diagnosed with A L L leukemia . Chemo started immediatley and he was given excellent care at NorthShore Skokie Hospital but it wasn't enough. Two days ago his system went into shock, he developed colitis and his organs began to fail, with his kidneys taking the worst of it.
He is now in the ICU and on life support. Things are changing by the minute, good and bad, but this is now the beginning of a very long journey he and his family will be taking.
Due to the loss of the business, the family has no savings , no stocks, bonds, they have what they have in front of them. They have legal and tax bills withdrawn from there account for the business which cannot be stopped, tremendous medical bills from the first few weeks of chemo, rent for the house they live in with their three children. I'm sure you can imagine. The aftercare is going to be tremendous and when vinny comes home, he will need a full time nurse. The children need child care, food needs to be put on the table.
These are good people, who work hard and love each other very much. Any support you are able to give would be a huge help. Michelle, vinnys wife, really needs to worry about him and the children, she shouldn't have to worry about loosing their house, again.
Thank you for anything you are able to offer.
*Update: My husband passed away at noon on December 1st from complications caused by a blood born infection he got while in the hospital, at death he was cancer free. I am completely devastated.
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