Dan's Medical Costs

I need your help as I am very very ill. I need you to help me make this go viral on Facebook. Help me get one million likes and shares.

Julie and me on a good day for me. GBR!!! Sept 2014

A portion of the donations will go to my sister-in-law and her Team Arizona for Cancer Research. She is my hero. She is on the left. We need to raise a minimum of $35,000 for my current medical bills immediately. With more bills coming in daily we really need more.
My sister-in-law on left doing 1/2 maraton for Cancer research.

In 2010 I had a liver biopsy done because of an enlarged liver. They diagnosed it as non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), not caused by alcohol or hepatitis. In late 2013 I had a bout of endocarditis and was referred to a multi-organ transplant medical center for testing. I had seven stents placed in my heart and told to lose a bit more weight. I have lost over 100 lbs and losing more daily because of my illness. This was with the understanding I would get a liver transplant.

Watch the video below to see what I  did in my work.

Local Man Fighting Illness

Family
My youngest son (left) and his son (the next Tiger Woods) teeing off.
Keeping score for Daddy and big brother
Helping their Daddy shop.
My brother (far right) and family Easter Sunday 2015.
Daughter and her son in New Mexico. Love her so much!

On my last visit in April 2015 I was given devastating news that I should have been told about 16 months ago. I will never get a liver transplant. My belly continues to fill with fluids that gets drained through a catheter every 7- 10 days now. They have taken more than 100+ liters plus off me so far. Just 5.2 liters on April 28, 2015. This is not fun for me either.  

The cost for the draining the fluids has gone from $3,000 to around $4,000 per procedure or $142,000 - $203,000 a year. Even with insurance covering a portion I still rack up hospital costs.

The worst part is we are wrapped up in the ObamaCare issues for insurance. Either way the Supreme Court rules in June 2015 I will lose my tax credits that help me pay for our insurance coverage. I have lost faith in Congress to do anything for the people. Losing them (tax credits) means it will take more than half of my Social Security Disability payment to buy insurance. I cannot afford this and will have to cancel my coverage.  It would cost over $14,000 or more a year for insurance coverage. This is one reason I need your help now!!!

My wife of 40-years and my rock, it has been very hard on my wife along the way. She had a total knee replacement and I could not help her do some of the things needed. I did not have the strength or energy anymore. She needs the other one done now.  About $50,000 for her surgery and therapy recovery.
Wife's 1975 High School graduation picture.

So please help with a donation to help us get past the goal we have set.

My dear Chloe always close to her Daddy. She checks on me regularly every day. She sleeps next to me every night. She knows something is not right.

I live day to day and thank the Lord for each one. Thank you and God Bless each and every one of you for your support and donations. Pass this onto your friends to help spread the word. Have them share it as well. Please make it go viral on Facebook. Any amount raised is greatly appreciated. Just $1.00 will make a  big difference. You may also donate to Great Western Bank, Dan Guenthner Charitable Account, 111 South Dewey, North Platte, Nebraska 69101

For the last 30-years I have served the public helping in disasters. I was in law enforcement, structural and wildland fire, safety, emergency management and military around the world.  I have spent my life helping the public, please help me in my time of need.

My work vehicle until I had to quit due to health.
Fires I dealt with people losing everything
Wildland fire that burned over 50,000 acres
House fire - total loss. Me in red shirt
Double tornado just west of my county heading towards us.
Bad ligthening storms sparking wildfires
More ligthening coming
After the storm passed
Damage to local farm
More damge of buildings
Totaled buildings from storm
More damage
100' tree blown over and barely missed a house
One of three new tornado warning sirens at the lake I got installed to warn campers and residents.
Shows flooding on river on the south side of city. Extensive damage through the whole County.

Tornados, floods, severe weather, wildland fires and major events all have been part of my work helping communities deal with them.

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    • 70 mos
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    • $100 
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    • $100 
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    • $20 
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Organizer

Dan Guenthner 
Organizer
North Platte, NE
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