Gregg Bloodworth's Medical Funds

On Friday December 11 my dad, Gregg Bloodworth,  was hanging out with a few of his buddies when he suffered from a stroke in his left thalamus. Earlier that day he had randomly shared his location with me on his phone and later that night he was not returning any of my texts or calls. I then received a facebook message from one of my dad's friends telling me to call him as soon as I could. On the phone, he told me that my dad was in the hospital due to high blood pressure and that they were not really sure exactly what the prognosis was. From what I could tell, it was serious because I knew my dad would never willingly get in an ambulance to go to the hospital. I then dropped studying for my upcoming finals and drove straight down to Gwinnett Medical Center from Athens, and for the first time saw my dad hooked up to machines laying in the hospital bed. He laid there sedated with his arms tied to the bed and was hooked up to a breathing venilator in order to allow his brain to heal. It was frustrating that the doctors could not provide any details, and scary to not know what path he was headed down. Luckily this past week in the ICU has been a strong start for his recovery. My dad, although still disoriented, is recovering from paralysis in the right side of his body and is beginning to stand, write, and eat on his own. I work with him on remembering names, addresses, and phone numbers, while the remainder of his day is spent sleeping. 

One of the biggest stressors at this time is my dad not having medical insurance. I have looked into the different types of rehabilitation services he will need once he is discharged from the hospital and in-patient rehab would be the best for him once he gets released from the ICU. In-patient rehab could last from 2 weeks to 2 months and costs on average $1,400 per day. With in-patient rehab he will have care and service 24/7. On top of rehab, I am currently struggling to financially support our medical bills and other living expenses such as mortgage, my rent, utilities, etc.

As a 22-year-old, I am not really sure how to balance all of this on my own, but I would love any type of support whether that includes prayers or donations. The money raised will go towards in-patient rehab, medical bills, and the reminder of our bills until my dad is able to get back on his feet and hopeuflly back to working.

I know some people do not feel comfortable donating online, so if you would like to send donations, cards, or letters, you can contact me directly through facebook or email, [email redacted], to make other arrangements.

I'm forever thankful for you all during such a challenging time, thanks for the continuous prayers and support. 

Donations (70)

  • Irvin Rast
    • $100 
    • 8 yrs


Brittney Bloodworth
Duluth, GA

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