Dimitrios Georgiadis, of Syracuse, NY was diagnosed with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis several years ago and due to the seriousness of his condition he is presently on a lung transplant wait list. At age 55, Dimitrios is oxygen dependent and on disability. This expensive operation will place a financial burden on the family, not only from medical expenses, but also from the loss of income and other indiscriminate expenses.
He has made numerous trips to Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia for critical care in preparation for his transplant surgery. Following his surgery, Dimitrios will be an inpatient at Temple University Hospital for approximately two months with his wife present and his two sons, Niko and Kosta, remaining in Syracuse. Dimitrios will require pulmonary rehabilitation treatment and several return visits to Philadelphia for post-operative care. Also, he will require expensive anti-rejection medications for the remainder of his life.
In order to provide for his loving and supportive wife, Eleni and his two sons, Dimitrios attempted to work his maintenance job for the Onondaga County Parks Department even when he was instructed by his medical specialist otherwise. His eldest son, Niko is a special needs teenager who is on the autistic spectrum. At times of better health, Dimitrios volunteered as a coach on Niko's Syracuse Challenger Baseball team. His youngest son, Kosta is showing himself to be a hardworker just like his dad with his lawn maintenance business.
The Georgiadis family are devout Orthodox Christians and frequently attend services at St. Sophia's Greek Orthodox Church in Syracuse. They are an extraordinary family, with a steadfast caring spirit. Your generous donation will go toward helping the Georgiadis family with medical, travel, and living expenses. Thank you in advance for any support you are able to give Dimitrios and his family. We hope we can rally around them now, in their moment of need.