Anthony's Emergency Surgery, Help!!

Hi there! My name is Ashlee. My mom, dad, and myself are trying to raise money for my brother who is undergoing emergency back surgery in Las Vegas, 3,000 miles away from his home and his family whom reside in Upstate New York.

Anthony is a very young 29 years old and while at a Magic the Gathering Convention with his YouTube channel, The Mana Source, he suffered from debilitating back pain. He went to the hospital, x-rays were taken which showed nothing of substantial status and he was discharged from the hospital with muscle relaxers. A few hours later in the very early morning, Anthony woke up with complete paralysis of his body below the waist.

Anthony was rushed to the hospital by ambulance when he realized he couldn't feel his legs and couldn't move. Upon an MRI and CT Scan, two severe bulging herniated discs were found. He was then transferred to a spinal specialist in Vegas. While here, the Neurosurgeon determined Anthony could not return home by any means and needed to have surgery as soon as possible.

Anthony will be undergoing major surgery in a few hours.

Anthony has always followed his heart and his passions in life which is why his full time job is on YouTube where people know him as "Wedge". Wedge creates Magic the Gathering videos to help and inform others about this game that he holds dear to his heart. He has over 32,000 followers on social media and his YouTube channel has almost 200,000 subscribers. Anthony is very much loved by his community and he loves them immensely.

Unfortunately, Anthony does not have any form of health insurance. That being said, all of the treatments, ambulance rides, the major surgery, every test that has been done, is going to have to come right out of Anthony's and my family's own pocket. My family is not one of wealth. We will not be able to afford Anthony's medical bills and might even have to try and pay for a place in Vegas for him to stay as he recovers if he cannot fly home to us. All these bills and expenses are adding up quickly and we really need your help. The estimated cost of everything is well over $200,000. Any amount of donation you could give would be amazing and very helpful. We appreciate it so much.

Thank you all,
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Ashlee Rose
Syracuse, NY

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