As some of you may know, Calvin had a serious knee injury just over a week ago. On the weekend of August 19th, Calvin was participating in a community basketball tournament in Doraville. During one of the games, Calvin landed awkwardly after shooting the ball and severely injured his knee. The injury has put him and his family into a serious financial setback.
Before his injury, Calvin was working at a local immigration law firm as a paralegal with the goal of working towards becoming a lawyer. Ever since the passing of his father from cancer in 2011, he has had to step up and be the main financial provider for his family to support his mother and younger sister. Unfortunately, with his knee injury, he is unable to work for the next few months as he must go through multiple surgeries and rehab so that he can get back on his feet again. In order to provide care and ensure Calvin’s ability to get to the hospital for his surgeries and rehab, his mother has had to stop working at her church. His family’s income is very limited.
To help you understand the severity of his injury, he tore his MCL, ACL, meniscus, patella tendon and dislocated his knee cap. He has already gone through two surgeries for his dislocated knee cap and patella tendon tear a few days ago and will be getting his next set of surgeries in 3 months for his ACL, MCL and meniscus at Emory hospital.
The cost of the X-Rays, MRI, and surgeries is estimated to be very high with a large out of pocket medical cost. With insurance only covering a portion of the total bill, the expenses will be quite a burden without the family’s main financial provider, Calvin.
The next few months will be a long road for Calvin and his family as he strives to recover. Supporting Calvin with whatever you are able to give to help cover rent, bills, living expenses, and part of the out-of-pocket cost for insurance will go a long way for Calvin and his family. With financial assistance, Calvin and his family will be able to focus more on his rehab so he can recover more quickly.
We can’t express how grateful we would be for your support. A donation, a share of this GoFundMe page, or a prayer will mean so much to Calvin and his family.
- Allen Lim
- Michael Lee
- Sam Yon
- bongsung kim
- Dj Shin
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