My boyfriend, Steven Hillan, has been ill for the last 2 1/2 months. He has suffered through multiple serious illnesses, including chronic sinunitis, severe ear infections, hearing loss, ENT surgery and finally pneumonia. Unfortunately, after multiple visits with doctors, specialists, emergency room visits, and lack of response to surgery, and all medicines, Steven returned to the emergency room on Friday June 16th, in complete respiratory failure.
Steven was evaluated by a team of doctors and had been in ICU until yesterday as he was unable to breathe on his own. Steven has finally been properly diagnosed with a severe and permenant autoimmune disease called Wegener's or GPA/Vasculitis. Basically, his immune system is attacking his entire vasular system.
This disease has caused severe disease throughout his body, severe blood clots and potential damage to his bodily organs, potentially including lung damage and kidney damage. The extent of any damage to his organs has not yet been determined and/or confirmed by the medical team.
Fortunately, Steven is on a road to recovery. However, he will be under the care of a rheumatologist and will require ongoing treatment forever, including medical infusions for the rest of his life, at least every 6 months.
To date, Steven, has lost approximately 2 months of work from his job, has incurred thousands of dollars of out of pocket medical expenses, and has not been able to maintain his other personal financial obligations. He will continue to incur ongoing medical expenses and wage loss indefinately.
On behalf of Steven, I am asking for prayers for Steven to have a speedy recovery and complete remission. Unfortunately, remission is usually only temporary and he will have to continue his treatments for life. Any financial support that you can provide is greatly appreciated. Any donations will be used specifically to cover his incurred and future medical expenses and to help cover his financial obligations while he is continuing to miss time from work and suffer substantial wage loss.
Your care and consideration is greatly appreciated and will never be forgotten.