However, this past holiday season he experienced more health issues. He developed an infection, and his heart was not able to keep up. The result is that he now needs a heart pump and eventually a heart transplant. His heart is no longer able to pump effectively on it's own without medications and a pump.
What does all this mean? It means a lot of medical expense, it means the loss of business opportunities and growth, therefore a loss of income. It means that he will need to have someone available to assist him with medical needs for up to 2 years. It means the expenses incurred for family members who need to take time off work; the cost of accomodations, food etc as he will have to travel to another province, should the phone ring, and he be so lucky to receive a heart transplant. At the time of transplant Eli and family will be required to stay out of province for up to 3 months until he is stable enough to return home. These expenses are all out of pocket and not covered. The list of expenses incurred in this situation are endless.
Those that have ever met Eli have experienced his great generosity and his willingness to always drop what he is doing to help a friend or person in need. Thank you to everyone who has supported and visited Eli and thank you for taking the time to read Eli's story.
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I am Kealy Murray, a friend of Eli’s. I reside in Manitoba, Canada as does Eli. The funds will be used for things such as medical supplies, medications, the cost of home care, lost wages, cost of travel to Edmonton and accommodations for Eli and a family member at time of heart transplant surgery. The funds from here are directly deposited to Eli’s account.
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