Hello Family and Friends,
My name is Stephen Mendoza and I am Sam Mendoza's youngest child of 3. My sister Sharese is the oldest while Sam Mendoza is the middle sibling.
In 2009, City Sam was working as an overnight stocker at a retail store. One night he noticed his ankle swolen but afraid of not having insurance that maybe the pain would eventually go away. Months went by thinking it might be Gout but soon found out that his ankle was in fact broken and surgery was the only option. With costs in mind, he temporarily purchased a boot in hope to healing his foot back. Time went by and City's other foot became the same condition as the first. At this time, he quit his job and became permanently disabled. In Sept. of 2014, Sam was rushed by ambulence to Bayshore Hospital while due to having a terrible reaction to medication he was taking for his foot and back. Although the hospital and doctors wanted to turn him away, we fought to keep our dad in there and get treatment for him to survive. Doctors soon found he had MRSA in his left leg which is why below his knee was amputated. City was in the hospital for a few weeks and celebrated his 55th birthday while transitioning to a new lifestyle without an infected leg. After getting out of the hospital, Sam's back was in severe pain as he could not sit up, bend or hardly move. During a visit to see his family doctor, he informed Sam of a severe abscess in his back and needs to be admitted into the Emergency Room. Bayshore informed us they could not perform the surgery there and he would have to be transported by ambulence to UTMB-Galveston. Sam just completed surgery on 12/7/14 where he is still recovering.
As you might imagine, medical bills are piling up faster than we can openthem. Our family is asking for your financial support as we prepare to purchase Sam a prostetic leg and make payments towards his lengthy medical bills. We appreciate ANY donation you can make and please contact his kids if you have any questions.
- Megan Stricker Williams
- Alex Rojas
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