What Steve Gegner, My Dad, Needs to be independent again:
"¢ Prosthetics for feet and hands and upper body strength so he can stand on feet (Cost: Ranges from 5,000 to 50,000 a leg, 3,000 to 30,000 an arm) "¢ Needs transportation back and forth to see specialists (Cost: Paying 90$ each ride from home to specialist every time) "¢ Blue Cross Blue Shield only allowed 7 visits for this year (for therapy and nurses visit) so he needs more visits for therapy and nurses visits "¢ Instead of paying 90$ each time for transportation for each specialty visit, another option is buying a van to roll his powered chair into, one with a lift. This way he can have a van for himself and not having to worry about transportation for the rest of his life "¢ Needs therapy/rehab "¢ Needs a "Rehab Rolling Shower Commode Wheelchair"(Cost between 1000 to 2500) This device tilts back and has hole and wheels so he can be rolled from toilet into the shower(all in one chair). His legs also need support while on device so a device that also supports his legs so they are not hanging. The hole in device helps him to go to bathroom and to clean his bottom. It also needs to recline for when showering to wash hair and other body parts "¢ It would also be nice to have a nurse/someone come in to help and watch my Dad when needed while giving my Mom some time by herself (even just a couple hours a week would help). She's helping him to the best of her ability 24 hours a day/night and cannot leave the house
So all in all these are things insurance would not cover and what my Dad needs to get better: Prosthetics, transportation, a van with lift, a rehab rolling shower commode wheelchair, therapy/rehab, doctors visits, nurses to come to home a couple hours a week.
Anything you can donate to help us work toward my Dad and our family goals of him being able to life an independent life again, will help tremendously and be appreciated more then you could ever know! Thank you for your time, efforts, energy and a big THANK YOU to anyone who donates towards a life changing cause!