A Father's Fight to Heal

This family is suffering to survive the aftermath of a sudden tragic illness that struck this 38 year old father of two.  

Mike is unable to work to provide for his family and has had to close his business. They have sold all unnecessary possessions just to survive to pay their immediate bills and feed their family.

Meet Mike, his wife Sandy, and their two boys Devyn age 9, and Dylan age 13.  Mike is a kind-hearted dedicated husband, father, and is a self-employed HVAC technician, which is his family's main source of income. His wife works as a waitress but has had to take time off to care for their two boys and her husband during his treatments. 

Tradgedy Struck: At the end of August 2017, Mikey was having pain in his upper left leg. He was misdiagnosed twice at the doctors with a hamstring pull/tear. Two weeks later during the first week of September, he was admitted to the hospital, near death and fighting for his life!

It was then that Mike was diagnosed with Diabetic Ketoacidosis, a life-threatening condition that develops when cells in the body are unable to get the sugar (glucose) they need for energy because there is not enough insulin. -(Reference from WebMD.com) Symptoms of this condition can happen within just 24 hours.

Mike's doctors confirmed that the pain he had been feeling in his left leg was due to a staff infection. The infection in his left leg triggered the Diabetic Ketoacidosis and if it had gone one more day without treatment, his organs would have been shutting down.
Hanging on by a thread and in the hospital for over 20 days, he has endured three surgeries thus far in an effort to remove the staff infection from his left leg. There had been talks of amputation if all of the infection couldn't be extracted.  

Thank God Mike survived the surgies.  At this time he's struggling to heal.  His leg has had a drain inserted and the doctors are still trying to remove infection.  The outcome of his medical condition is not fully known.  Unable to work to provide for his family because he's had to close his business.  They have been forced to sell equipment, vehichles and other unnecessary possessions just to survive to pay their immediate bills and feed their family.

Please help this family in need through prayer and financial support.  If you are able to donate thank you from the bottom of our hearts! No amount is too little. They are such a wonderful family and we are so sad they are being faced with so much at once. We continue to hold onto hope for the best outcome.  Please check back as I will be posting updates as I recieve them. 

Thank you all!

Katie (Mike's Cousin)
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Organizer and beneficiary

Katie Anstice 
York, ME
Sandra Woodman 
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