For those of you who know Stephen and I this is a very difficult thing for me to do.... ask for help, especially financially.
Our family has had yet another medical set back recently this year. In addition to Stephen's diabetes, and his kidney transplant four years ago that both require constant medication, he contracted blastomycosis this Spring which required three hospital stays in two different hospitals.
Blastomycosis is a non-contagious fungal infection that has developed in Stephen's lungs. His weakened immune system from the anti-rejection medications from his transplant, as well as a bout of pneumonia, enabled him to contract blastomycosis.
He is doing better but will be on medication for at least another six months to get rid of this fungus.
On top of this Stephen has been let go from his job as he is not able to work full time and he wasn't there long enough to be past his probation period. To further this the demands of being a chef are really too much for his body to handle.
This leads me here to reach out for help for what we owe the hospitals for each of his stays and the tests they ran to find out what he had while he was in the hospital.
Again, it is very difficult for me to ask for help and we thank you for anyway you are able to contribute.
--Katy, Stephen, and Nicholas
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