Billy's Fund-Hope and Dreams

I am creating this go fund me for my brother in law Billy. Over the last seven months Billy has been in and out of the hospital due to several issues which were thought to be unrelated. During this time Billy has lost over 70 pounds and doctors could not figure out what was causing all of these issues. During his last stay at the hospital it was discovered that Billy has Rhinocerebral mucormycosis. This is a rare fungal infection that has infected his sinuses and is spreading throughought the internals of his face. The fungus is extremely rare, 1 in one million people get this. Most people can fight this infection from ever forming but Billy has diabetic ketoacidosis which has lowered his immune system to the point that he cant fight any illness anymore. The fungus is in the right side of Billy's sinuses and cheek bones. The doctors have told  there is a 46% mortality rate. We found out this afternoon the fungus has spread to to optical nerve. Tomorrow August 1st Billy will go back in surgery and they will dig a bit deeper but to remove the spreading infection they will have to take his eye or he will die from the infection. You can only imagine what Billy and our family is going through. For right now the left sinus is only infected in the front not in the back near the eye so if the surgery goes well and the infection is completley removed, the left eye should be ok according to the team of doctors.
Because of the long duration and extent to his medical stay at Banner University Medical, in Tucson, Arizona, Billy is in need of help with the mountain of bills that accumulate. Since this is a life threatening illness Billy's mother Becky has to be by his side throughout this ordeal which keeps her away from her job so she can't help with the surmounting debt because everytime she sees him could be her last. Billy has a 9 week long medical leave paying 50 % of his base wage but that isn't even enough to cover his living expenses (Rent, Car payment, Phone Bill, Insurance, Etc.). Billy is a loving uncle, son, brother, and cousin and a good friend to many. Anything helps
even the smallest amount. Thank you for your time in reading this.

Please Pray for Billy

Billy's Loved Ones.

  • April Cooper 
    • $50 
    • 60 mos
  • Marcey Brown 
    • $25 
    • 61 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 61 mos
  • Sue Celaya 
    • $50 
    • 61 mos
  • Cassandra Limes 
    • $20 
    • 61 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Matt Landrie 
Mesa, AZ
Becky Van Nortrick