Alicia McReynolds-Matheney is organizing this fundraiser on behalf of Melanie Estep.
In October, 2015, Carl was injured on the job, where he was delivering a package on a FedEx route he worked. He continued to work until February, 2016 and had surgery on February 29, 2016 to repair a torn labrum, partially torn rotator cuff and bi-cep reattachment. He continued in physical therapy for the recommended amount and wasn't getting better. He had a MRI which shown that his injury wasn't better and had a post clavicle fracture since the first surgery. During this time, in August, Melanie had went for her first recommended mammogram and found out that she had Invasive Ductal Carcinoma in her right breast. Carl was then referred to another orthopedic physician and he was advised that he would need an additional surgery to repair things that weren't addressed in the first surgery. Right afterwards, Carl got sick with cellulitis and had to be hospitalized for 3 days. One day after he got out of the hospital, Melanie had a double mastectomy on September 27, 2016. Carl had to allow his body time to heal from the bad infection from the cellulitis before they could operate. Once he healed, Carl underwent his second surgery on November 10, 2016. Melanie found out during this time that the cancer was in one of her lymphnodes, but chemo wasn't recommended. She underwent 25 radiation treatments, ovary removal and is now taking a estrogen blocker for at least 5 years. She is now waiting on getting her reconstruction. Carl continued doing his physical therapy during this time. Following up with the doctor, he wasn't getting better, so additional therapy was ordered. He continued this for a while and then a work hardening therapy was ordered. The doctor then released him in May, 2016, although Carl was still having major issues with his arm and shoulder. The doctor recommended that Carl follow up with a neurologist about the numbness, coldness, finger twitching in his arm and if it they couldn't figure out what was going on to come back and see him. Work Comp was stopped in May since the doctor released him, which means they have no income. He is trying to get back in to see his orthopedic physician at this time, but they are waiting on work comp to approve it, and that may not happen. Just last week, Carl had to go renew his medical card for his CDL license and couldn't pass the physical part of the test because he doesn't have good mobility in his arm. His CDL's have been pulled because of this. Things are moving really slow for this family and they are definitely needing financial assistance. They have three boys that are in high school ages 17, 16 and 14. Any help would be appreciated and if you can't help, please share and keep this family in your prayers. They have a heart of gold, they love the Lord, and they know He's going to get them through this.
I will post updates as I get them. In God's Love, Alicia