David has had rheumatoid arthritis for over 20 years and has had numerous surgeries and replacements in the past. But within the last five years has been unable to keep up with his doctor bills . So he puts off vital surgeries and doctors appointments due to his finances.
At this point he has major problems with his left ankle which will require two surgeries. If he waits any longer they will most likely have to fuse his ankle like they did with his right ankle years ago. That’s the last thing he needs is another fused ankle. It’s so bad, to be able to get around he puts on an ankle brace with 2 layers of duct tape for extra support. He uses a cane and also a knee scooter when he can, to take all the weight off his ankle. Time is running very short to get this surgery to repair his ankle, before there is no other option but to fuse.
Last year he had emergency surgery for his wrist, which one of his screws broke and was protruding out of the skin. So he had no choice but to undergo emergency surgery to prevent infection from the screw being out in the open air. During that surgery they went a head and removed the whole wrist replacement he got years ago. 25% of that wrist surgery bill has been paid in order to get an appointment for Pre-op appointment with the ankle surgeon on September 24th.
He saw the ankle surgeon last year and they were ready to go ahead with surgery but David was not able to pay for the wrist surgery. So that means after this appointment on Monday they will do a follow up appointment to see how much worse the ankle has gotten and most likely they will go ahead and want to do surgery right away. But before surgery can be scheduled David’s percentage for this whole surgery is required to be paid for up front.
We are coming to you to humbly ask if you are financially able to spare a financial donation of any amount. He has suffered so many years trying not to complain and tough it out, Physically and financially.
We are trying to help him, and this is the only way we are able to, reaching out to family and friends and others, to help pay for his immediate surgery needs as well as other medical expenses, that are overdue and to help with future medical expenses, as he will have crippling arthritis for the foreseeable future.
Thank you you so much in advance and we know David will be so deeply thankful for your kindness.
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