Determined to get to college, he earned two Master’s degrees - one in Theology and one in Social Work where he was able to give back--working as a social worker with children and families who lived in situations similar to his childhood.
When Thaddeus was an infant, he almost died in the hospital. His father saved him, nicknaming him “Milagro Nino” (Miracle Child).
By the time he was 43 years old, he had heart disease (cardiomyopathy) as a result of a bout of bronchitis and pneumonia. For the first time in his life, he had to have a pacemaker, which kept him going strong.
However, over the past three months, Thaddeus ended up in the Emergency Room three times. He was diagnosed with congestive heart failure and septic shock. On December 8, 2017, he underwent major surgery to remove a part of his intestine and his recovery is estimated to take at least 6-8 weeks.
To make matters worse, he recently lost his job due to circumstances beyond his control and coupled with his medical situation, he’s now struggling to make ends meet. Although he is currently receiving assistance of $200/month, it’s not enough to survive. He is behind in expensese like his rent and utliities and is needing to pay for basic living expenses, including car maintenance and gas. He has no family to help with these expenses.
Thaddeus is currently in a transitional care facility where he is recovering from surgery and he is in a tremendous amount of pain.
Meanwhile, the unpaid bills are piling up. Here is a man who came from a place of having nothing to being a happy, contributing member of society and who is now back in a place where he is barely able to make ends meet. He has forgiven those who’ve hurt him, overcome pain and heartbreak, and is grateful for all the things he does have.
As Thaddeus’ friends, we are hoping you can be one of the Angels who can help him get back on his feet so he can continue giving back to society.
Now is the time for you to lend a helping hand to help Thaddeus navigate through his recovery and back to health! It would be a Christmas miracle for him and for others who need his help!
To help us get the word out, please share this link to your Facebook Timeline! https://www.gofundme.com/HelpThaddeusGetBackOnTrack
We will keep you posted on his progress!
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