"Robbie the Welder" is in the hospital.

Robbie the Welder
Please help "Robbie the Welder" from losing his home while he's in the hospital.

At the start of the year we almost lost Robbie Badkin. He developed a severe blood infection leading to Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, a fancy term for saying he couldn't breath. He was rushed to the hospital where he was put in an induced coma, with a ventilator breathing for him, for two weeks. He was given a 10% chance of survival but the docs didn't realize how tough Rob is.
Robbie, a welder by trade, know locally as just "Robbie the Welder" was able to fight off the infection.
He is now at the Hamptons Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing where an extended stay and extensive physical therapy are necessary for his rehabilitation. In the coma he lost 70 pounds and his muscles atrophied.
We, his family, are asking for your help in getting him back home. Unfortunately the condition of his home is one of the factors that led to his health problems. Robbie's home is full of black mold from floods, including Super Storm Sandy. 
Like many working class people on Long Island, Robbie never asked for hand-outs from the Government. He was more than willing when he was able to take care of himself and we, his family and friends, are more than willing to do the hard work of renovating his home so it is safe for his return, but we need help to get it done. 
We're asking people who know what it's like to work hard their whole lives just to face losing everything because of health problems and mounting bills. The money we raise will go to pay for Robbie's mortgage, utilities and taxes while he is on the long road to recovery. 
 
With heartfelt gratitude, The Badkin Family.





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Robbie Badkin 
Organizer
Amagansett, NY
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