I am asking for anyone who is willing to help out some of the nicest people you will ever meet, to donate to help this family who I count as my own family.
This message is from his daughter a very close friend
"Hi there, thanks for all you guys are doing for us and your prayers...here is basically in a nutshell whats going on and has been going on....Don was working for Landstar, a trucking company when he was injured on the job in June of 2016. He ruptured 4 discs in his neck/back and has been in tremendous pain since. After numerous injections and physical therapy his condition continued to remain the same. Surgery was the next and only option to repair the damage. Due to his condition he was no longer able to drive the truck and do the physical aspects of his job, so he sold his truck and has been out of work for the past year. His neck/back injury had left him in near constant pain and just a few months ago he began having some severe chest pains off and on. He was unable to walk long periods of time or sit for to long due to the pain in his neck and now his chest. He went to the ER twice thinking he was having a heart attack but no evidence of a heart attack was present at those times. His chest pain continued so he sought the advice of a heart doctor who order and echocardiogram and a heart cath done to check for damage/blockage. There was 90-95% blockage in several artieries and therefore he will be having open heart surgery on Monday July 24, 2017. His neck and back surgery is now placed on hold until his heart can be taken care of. His workplace insurance has covered the injury but we are on our own with the heart surgery. He has no job currently or medical insurance so we are having to pay cash for this and being that he has been out of work for over a year, this is a struggle for us with no immediate income. Having surgery on his heart only to face another on his neck will prevent him from working full time for a while. Any and all help would be greatly appreciated. My dad is a giver, he would give you the shirt off his back and he would ask for nothing in return. He is humble and kind and courageous and strong but this has taken a toll on him and all of us. Please keep him in your prayers through all of this season we are in."
I am asking for any donations to help this family in there time of need. Anything that you can do will help. Prayers are appreciated as well, even if you leave a message of encouragement, all are welcome.
With much appreciation
Junior and Marianne Welch
- Vanessa Bates
- Kendra Lafayette
- Shannon Lafayette
- Shawn Slattery
Organizer and beneficiary
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