Arnold is not only battling for his life and trying to return to his ten-year-old daughter, but he is still trying to finish the engineering project that brought him to Japan in March 2020. Because of COVID, shipping delays have resulted in material delivery delays, additional port fees, increased logistics costs, and generally more administrative work and cost. Additionally, when he joined this project, he entrusted his daughter in the care of a full-time nanny, who was to care for her for 6 months. Now he has been gone an additional 6 months, and the cost and separation from his daughter is very painful for them both. Arnold has already invested all his savings and the stress caused by worrying about how to pay future expenses further slows his recovery.
As a friend, I feel both heartbroken and helpless. Whilst I am worried about Arnold, I am equally worried about the future for his daughter: Arnold has no siblings, and his parents have passed away, he and his daughter have no close relatives to help them in this exceedingly traumatic and life-changing time.
With the money that is raised, Arnold will be able to pay any required treatment that is not covered by the Japanese healthcare system where he is being treated. He will be able to cover living cost of his daughter and a cost of full time nanny. Finally, it will ensure that he is able to return home to his daughter as soon as possible.
I am grateful to anyone who has taken the time to read this.
- Hazel Healy
- Huang Zhou
- Reza Amani
- Frank Sventek
Organizer and beneficiary
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