Our brother, his wife and two beautiful daughters (2 years and 4 years) recently moved to Fresno, California in search of a new beginning. Being so far away from home and family, his wife decided she'd start work first while he stayed at home to care for their two beautiful girls.
On January 28th, 2018 while our brother was working out at the gym, he felt a sharp pain coming from his chest and dropped to the ground. An ambulance was called and he was rushed to the hospital.
After several tests, the doctors told him that he has an Aortic Dissection and a blood clot in his GI system and that they would have to transport him to Stanford Medical and an open heart surgery was the only way to save him. Without the surgery, he would not make it.
Our brother was flown out immediately to Stanford Medical. Once our brother arrived at Stanford Medical, an emergency open heart surgery was done to fix the aortic dissection. A surgery which took 12 hours, was a success. Recovery seemed to be going well as he was taken off the ventilator after two days and a possible discharge of the ICU.
Then on February 1st, at approximately 11:30 PM things took a U-turn. Our brother's heart stopped beating, he stopped breathing, and you can imagine the sounds the machines were making. The nurse called out for help and the team came rushing in. They were able to bring him back to life, but this time he would have to undergo another surgery to insert in a pacemaker. With this pacemaker in, means that every 10 years he would need another surgery to replace the battery.
As of right now, it is unknown how long our brother will be in the hospital. With all this happening, our sister-in-law is no longer able to work as she has to care for her two daughters and be by our brother's side. Being 3 hours away from their home, the back and forth drive (gas), the expensive hotels in the area, food, and bills that are pilling up, one can only afford it for so long before the money runs dry.
At this point, we've decided to put aside our pride and humbly ask for help to aid in this effort of relieving this extra stress for the sake of our brother, his wife and their two beautiful daughters. Our brother and his wife are completely against asking for any donations or help during his recovery, but we've decided after calculating their monthly bills, the daily food/gas/shelter expenses, that a little help is necessary to help them during this difficult and challenging time.
They have been so generous to others all their life & to see them go through this challenging time is not something I would ever want them to experience alone.
Anything you can provide at this time would help them greatly, in addition, please keep our brother and his family in your prayers. Thank you for sharing this link and for your help and prayers. We are eternally grateful in advance for your generosity.
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