Since the beginning of the year life was a struggle for two people who were pushing close to sixty years old.
Danny started a new job working 3 a.m. until sometimes 6 pm . In February nearly one month after starting his new job Danny had an accident that caused him to have a double concussion. This had him laid up for close to 5 months.
After rehab Danny was permitted to go back to work. During this time Janelle was in training for a job that wouldn’t start until Fall..
Janelle’s Dad has Alzheimer’s and her Mom was the main caregiver. Janelle’s Mom was having her own health issues and her Dad was declining rapidly. Janelle was driving back and forth an hour each way to help her parents and yet help her Husband too. There was very little income coming in. Most of the time none.
In July, Danny awoke with a pain in his neck and shoulders neck that became worse as the day went on. The pain was excruciating. Janelle took him to different E.R.’s and Dr’s trying to get him help. Long story short Danny had severe spinal stenosis. He would need surgery.
Again he was off work with no income.
Janelle’s Dad had now been moved to an Alzheimer’s Care Facility that was 2 hours away from her. Janelle was helping her Mom get everything in order for her Mom’s Attorney regarding her Dad.
Danny soldiered on even being in the excruciating pain that he was in, after two weeks of waiting knew he had to get back to work to have money coming in and have insurance for the surgery.
His surgery was was finally scheduled for August 23rd he hammered through and worked through the weekend before. Unfortunately that surgery would be rescheduled by the surgeon three times in 2 weeks.
That very weekend Danny was called to his fathers bedside. Due to all the date changes for the surgery Danny was able to be at his fathers bed side when he passed August 30th. Danny was devastated. Again all this time no income was coming in. But the time off allowed him to be with his family right before his own surgery.
Finally on Tuesday September 11th Danny had a successful posterior cerviacal laminectomy. On Thursday
Janelle brought Danny home.
At 4:24 a.m. on Saturday September 15th Danny told Janelle he couldn’t breathe and asked her to call 911. At 5:21am he was pronounced dead.
Janelle knew her Danny was gone but was still holding out for a miracle from God.
Afterall, miracles happen right? It was a miracle that Janelle and Danny found each other. It was a miracle that they had a love that nothing could break!
If you think about it Janelle and Danny were still in the “honeymoon “ phase of their lives. They did everything together. Theirs was a true love. They definitely could have been that couple that sat on the front porch swing holding hands at 90 years old.
She was his , “Baby Cakes,” He was her, “Babydoll.” They both loved each other to the Moon and Back Again.
Janelle is lost. She doesn’t have him to hold her, to cry on , to laugh with or to smile at anymore.
They live in a town more then an hour away from family and friends for his job. Janelle and Danny through the year had only 6 full paychecks. They literally lived on love. Janelle in the next month will need to sell nearly everything she owns and move back in with her Mom.
I am asking you to give to Janelle, Danny’s wife, whatever you can to help get her through this horrible time in her life.
The funds raised will go toward Danny’s cremation and services, medical bills, moving expenses and Attorney fees if needed. Thank you.
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