Mantas’ AVM Recovery Fund

Recently Mantas has suffered a stoke that was caused by the haemorrhaging of abnormal blood vessels on the frontal lobe of his brain (also known as an AVM). As a result of this, he has lost mobility in his right side and in 4-6 weeks will require brain surgery. Once this procedure is complete and the AVM is removed, we are extremely relieved to say that there will be no chance of further vessels rupturing. What happens with the neurological recovery of mobility is up to opmisim and extensive physio, the surgery does not just bring it back. But we strongly believe that mantas will make a good recovery.

Neighbours have been supportive while Sam is home alone with the kids, and we are also so appreciative that Mantas’ mom and sister are very present during his hospital stay. The doctors have Mantas as a priority due to his age, strength, and rarity of the situation, and are very encouraging in regards to the progress of his mobility.

This fund has been created to support Mantas and Sam (Maksas+Anya) during this whole process. As most of you know, they are living in Australia and Mantas was the sole financial provider for the family. Since childcare is nearly $200 a day for the children, Samantha stays home with them since they do not receive any child tax or reimbursements for care from either government. It’s a relief that their insurance is covering the hospital stay, but there is no work compensations during this process, or coverage for physiotherapy.  

If you find that you are in a financial situation to be able to make a donation to support them, we would be very greatful for your generosity. If you find that you are not such in a position but are still wanting to send support emotionally, please pray for the well being of the family, and for progress in Mantas’ recovery. We are all devastated this happened but are being strong and supportive to him, and we are so thankful that nothing more extensive has occurred.
  • Kelly and Kerry Patrick 
    • $100 
    • 55 mos
  • Colleen Vogel 
    • $30 
    • 55 mos
  • Madeleine Fort 
    • $200 
    • 56 mos
  • Brian and Lori Olafson 
    • $1,500 
    • 57 mos
  • Oriane Fort 
    • $200 
    • 57 mos
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