As of May 2017, Korn was faced with the unforeseen issue of having to care for his mother and grandmother and is taking on the task on his own. His mother, Earlyne Bascombe, was feeling pain in her chest and visited the emergency room to find that she had a torn aorta (main heart valve) and required immediate surgery. A few days after surgery, she suffered from a stroke causing her to experience dementia-like symptoms and lose mobility in part of her body. Immediately following this situation, doctor’s discovered that his grandmother, Addie Collette, was experiencing bleeding on the brain and began to suffer from dementia as well. By updates provided from Duke Hospital and Wake Medical Hospital, both his grandmother and mother will require 24/7 care. Being 3000 miles away, Korn has made the decision to put his career on hold to care for his family in Raleigh, NC and has unfortunately had to put his wedding plans on hold as well. Already exhausting his savings through the monetary support and constant travel from coast to coast, Korn is diligently seeking ways to provide a means to support his family.
To make the situation more complex, Korn’s mother provided living and care for his 2 nephews and niece as well as cared for his grandmother all while working. Korn has taken the responsibility of acting as the primary caretaker for his family. There's a strong possibility that the children may be relocating to Los Angeles to live with him and his fiance. As you all can probably imagine, the amount of money needed to help cover medical expenses for 2 adults in rehab as well as provide, housing, food, transportation and schooling for 3 children can be extreme even for the most organized families. I am writing this letter on behalf of Korn because we all know that pride can get the best of us even in the toughest situations. I am pleading that, for the sake of his family, we can find a way to support him in his time of need. Even if you are unable to support, please find it in you to share this in hopes that the generosity Korn provides can be willfully returned. I thank you all for taking time out to read this and hope that you can find it in you to help in any way.
- A R
- Kandice Ross
- Porsche Lee
Organizer and beneficiary
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