Bobby McWilliams Needs Your Help!!!

Bobby McWilliams is known by every person who stepped foot/horse in my stable Meadow Run Farm, in Florence , Alabama.. 
He offered to un hook and hook up horse trailers
He cleaned stalls
He fed our horses
He turned out and brought in our horses
He kept the property AMAZING so we could ride on the cross country course, the dressage ring dragged, the show jumpig ring watered, 
He bush hogged the endless gallop tracks
He kept our trucks and trailers in safe and road worthy conditions, 
Whatever needed to be done it GOT DONE and without a question unless it was " How can i help YOU ?"
Bobby is a brother, groom, mechanic, grounds keeper and the list goes on. Bobby is why so many of us are a success in our wonderful sport of Eventing... In short, without Bobby's endless hours and  in all seasons and all  temperatures... from - 15 F. to 115 F keeping the Farm groomed and safe for us to practice .. He was there for a job but more so to enable us all to practice safely and improve our riding skills. 

Recently, Bobby was sitting at home when he began to show severe symptems of stroke. He was taken to a local hospital but then was immediately airlifted to a hospital near Nashville, Tennessee.. After going through numerous tests and procedures he was dignosed with 1 side of his neck being blocked 100%, the other side of his neck being blocked 95% and the artery going to his stomach blocked near 100%. His 1st surgury was on September 27,2017.  The 1st surgury was a success, being done on the side of his neck that was 100% blocked.  Now, the reality has set in for Bobby and his family.

He cannot work at all. His work is outside and with machinery and heavy labor type work.  His  wife , Janet,  will work as best she can when not caring for him. Bobby lives 3 hours + from the hospital. He has worked and labored all of his life to say that he " Owns " his small house and a few acres in Southern Tennessee. The bills are pouring in to include the emergncy helicopter lift to Nashville, his rent, food, electricity, gas to drive the long drive to the hospital for the next surgury. Also, the daily expenses we take for granted when we are living healthy.

This is a clear change of life for Bobby. He cannot work for the forseeable future. The expenses of the 2 upcoming surguries, the lodging for Janet and his mother when they return to Nashville...

I am asking you to please consider helping Bobby. He has helped each of us with any task, large or small since the mid 80s.. He would never ask you for anything which is why I am asking for your help... Any donation of any amount is GREATLY appreciated and will go directly to Bobby and his upcoming and ongoing expenses. They would enable him to pay for and keep his house he's talked about for years as being his " own ".. The list of expenses is endless. Once being able to work in all temperatures, times of the day, in the stable , field or rings ... and now he must learn to patiently rest and heal. Thank you for reading this extremely long post. This is all about Bobby this time, not Jim nor Vanessa, nor James, nor Jordan or any of the hundreds of people who have met him. It's ALL about him at this most trying time. 

Thank you...

Donations

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  • Katie Clement 
    • $50 
    • 35 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 35 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $150 
    • 35 mos
  • Johnna Keeton 
    • $25 
    • 35 mos
  • Kaylee Hone 
    • $30 
    • 35 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Jim Graham 
Organizer
Florence, AL
Janet Mcwilliams 
Beneficiary
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