Help Move Our Good Friend Joe

Joe on October 15th 2011 almost died of a Aortic Dissection.
Joe and Cheryl need our help to Move to Cheryl's family in Minnesota an area they can afford to live.

Help Joe Move
Joe and Cheryl are moving to Minnesota and need assistance getting there from Lakeside California to Cheryl's family in Minnesota an area they can afford to live.

I am Harold Gottschalk, a computer scientist, business person and long time resident of East County San Diego California and Friend of Joe Wood.

We Need to Cover the cost of Truck and Fuel for Joe and Cheryl!

Here are the details:
We need a minimum of $3000.00 USD to cover the cost of the trip the money will used for the following items:
1) The U Haul 14' truck rental $1900.00
2) Fuel for the journey $800.00
The funds will be distributed by:
1) PrePaying the Rental with the funds
2) We will provide a prepaid Visa/MasterCard with the remaining funds for Fuel

About Joe's Event
Joe almost died from an Aortic Dissection on October 15th 2011; it is a miracle he survived that day, the next several weeks and months after the catastrophic event were very difficult for all. He spent 6 weeks in ICU and it was very touch and go for most of that time.

SIX Weeks later He finally turns a corner after being moved to a recovery unit:

This was His First sign that he was on his way back after he was moved to this unit it all changed He finally woke up for real!

A month later Joe is celebrating Christmas in the Rehab Center and I brought Toby to visit Joe.

Toby and Joe had a nice visit, Joe always house sat for me and took great care of Toby and the rest of the animals.

Six Months Later we had a party to celebrate Joe's birthday and the miracle.

Joe has continued on his rehabilitation and has been getting better since the event.  He still has issues to deal with and will likely not be able to return to the super active life he had before the event.  Joe is on disability, but that does not provide sufficient income to live in SoCal.

Cheryl is Joe's rock and had unfailing FAITH that Joe would survive when most of us had real doubts regarding his recovery. Doctors, nurses, family and friends were all amazed by the miraculous recovery.  Cheryl thank you for never giving up even though I had!

Please help us move Joe and Cheryl to the Great White North from Sunny Lakeside California.

Thank You,
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Harold Gottschalk 
Lakeside, CA
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