Last spring he moved to NC from Maryland, and when he moved he lost his job and was put on unemployment. My mom and Dan had bought their dream home on Moss lake right before he was laid off. Thankfully for his unemployment and my moms income they've been able to get by. That is, until Friday January 5, 2018. Dan was in the middle of a job interview when he started to suffer from a stroke. Thinking it was just a migraine, he went home and slept. The next day he was taken to the hospital and was informed that he had hemorrhagic stroke and needed to be air lifted from Shelby, NC to Charlotte Medical Center in Charlotte, NC. In charlotte it was discovered that he had renal failure and would need to go on dialysis with possible kidney transplant, as well as undergo brain surgery. He and my mom have been living at the hospital for the last couple of weeks and will soon be transferred to a rehabilitation center in Pineville, NC.
Without an income and without the proper insurance, for medical; housing, and utility bills will need to be covered so they won't lose their dream home. Their forever home. The $40k will cover them for the next 6 months as well as pay off their hospital bills. He will be on disability and won't be able to work after that, until he is able to receive his transplant.
They are two of the most generous selfless people I know.
From his daughter Heather:
"I love this man so much. He is hands down THE most selfless human being you will ever meet. He's the guy that dropped everything he was doing to drive a high school guy 3 hours round trip so he could go to YL camp. The guy that drove an hour out of his way to pick up a refrigerator for us. The guy that will stop whatever he is working on to answer every single question I've ever had about computers, home repair, general DIY, movies, puns, dad jokes, etc. He's the guy that loves his grandkids so much, he lets them call him "Peepaw" The one that, even while lying in a hospital bed, will make every single person in the room belly laugh. He is our dad, our fixer, our provider, our Peepaw, our Dan."
From a family friend Jennifer:
"Please keep my friend Dan, his wife Lisa, and his entire family in your prayers. Dan and Lisa dropped everything to go pick up Anthony from DC when Alex died, getting to him (from Maryland) within 1/2 hour of Anthony getting the news. They raced to him, held him close, held him in prayer, and worked with our friends in Spokane to make sure that he was on the fastest flight possible to get him home to us.
I can't put in to words how much this family means to me."
He is our family Superman and this stroke was his kryptonite. We know $40k is a lot but anything helps.
My dad Dan and my mom Lisa would never ask for anything but would always be willing to give everything.
Thank you from the bottom of all our hearts!
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