Brian had a stroke!
On Thursday, February 7th, Brian was taken to the emergency room suffering from a stroke on his left side.
He's currently in the hospital at Swedish Medical Center Cherry Hill and although the prognosis is good, he has a long, long road ahead of him with physical therapy and rehab. Not only that but he had to spend his birthday (2/15) in the hospital as well!
If you talk to him (and the good news/bad news is he can talk! haha) he will downplay the whole thing but he ain't gettin' out real soon. As a result, he's going to need some funds because his insurance doesn't cover the rehab and he's missing a LOT of work.
He asked me to put a modest $500 request out there but I seriously think he's going to need all the help he can get so I have the goal at $1500 for now. Lee is helping him but can also only do so much with limited resources.
Consider this his "advance tip jar" for the next time he's behind the bar and pours one of his killer cocktails.
UPDATE: I increased the goal because I don’t want anyone to get discouraged from donating. The original goal was just Brian being modest and making it low ($500). I don’t think he realizes how much PT is going to cost. I saw him Tuesday and he can’t walk, he can’t lift his leg, and it takes a lot of effort to lift his left arm. It just flops there. I went through this with my dad last year. It took at least 8 weeks before he could use the bathroom on his own. Brian has had strokes, I watched him have one a few years ago and called 911. This one happened right when he was getting his act together - new job at Union, finally able to provide for Lee in return for all Lee has done for him, just finished the Whole 30 cleanse (maybe the shock of being too healthy did it, lol).
- Don Bodmer
- Timm Hall
- Mark Engelmann
- Jason Kisch
- Marcia Kyriakou
Organizer and beneficiary