Medical Bills and Equipment

 John Barritt (aka Badger John)
     On the morning of August 16, 2014, John Barritt suffered a massive brain stem stroke, which has left him paralyzed from the head down. John had just turned 50 years old on July 26th. John has a wife and 6 children, 3 of whom are young school aged children.
     John is very actively involved in the sports that the younger children play, baseball and softball. He is an active member in his community with groups that support youth sports. He is known for contributing with his famous Tri-tip and chili dinners. He is an avid supporter of Ducks Unlimited, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.
     John previously owned a large hunting store called Badger John’s Huntin’ Stuff. He was forced to close about 5 years ago due to the economic downfall. He has recently made a career change back to insurance and wealth management, and was just beginning to build a savings account. At this time, the only health coverage he has is short-term supplemental insurance.
     As many people can attest, he is the kind of person to go out of his way to help anyone, without a second thought and with no questions asked. With that being said, he is also the kind of person to not ask for help.
     That is why we are asking for help. With John not being able to work and medical expenses quickly adding up, it is causing stress on he and his wife Christine, and that is not what they need to worry about.
     We ask that you make a donation for his family. Anything helps. No amount is too small. The funds raised will go to help with upcoming medical expenses and to lessen the stress on he and his wife Christine. Some of the medical equipment that he will need are things like a hospital bed, AMP (low air loss) mattress, a ventilator, wheel chair accessible van, a manual wheel chair, a power recline power chair with ventilator and mouth functions, an electric Hoyer lift and bathtub lift, 24-hour care and specialized rehab. As you can imagine just the specialized 24-hour care is a substantial cost on its own.
     The outpouring of love and support for John and his family has been overwhelming. The prayers from friends and family are already helping John to heal. The family has full faith in God’s healing power and expects that John will regain his strength and be out doing everything he loves again. John and his family anticipate a long and hard road but know that if anyone can do it, John can.

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John Barritt 
Elk Grove, CA
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