Financial Help for Vern Foulk

My dad has had a blood disorder since 2009 when he spent countless weeks in the hospital going through every test the doctors could do. They never could actually come up with a diagnosis. They did determine his body was eating his blood cells which were causing him to become sick. He started to see a doctor here in Charlotte County who came up with a plan to give him iron infusions every 2 weeks to see if the body would attack those instead of his blood cells. It worked! My dad has been getting iron infusions since 2009... fast forward to a couple of years later he got sick again and they determined he was bleeding internally... again he underwent countless test but no test showed the bleed. Now fast forward to 4 months ago... My dad wasn't feeling well and ended up in the hospital with an infection in his upper leg area. While at the hospital it was determined he was having heart problems. After a heart cath determined his arteries were blocked they put 3 stents in. All was good and he was on a great path....
3 weeks ago devastation hit once again. My dad woke up in the early morning hours and was not feeling well. Come early evening he had went to the restroom and found nothing but blood had come out. He was scared so my mom rushed him to the hospital, as soon as they saw him the brought him back right away and within 20 mins he was getting his first blood transfusion. They admitted him to the ICU unit because he was losing blood faster than they could replace it. He had over 10 transfusions in the 6 days he was there. His GI doctor promised my dad he would find the source of the bleed which he did. He fixed the issue and that same day his symptoms started to subside. Here we are again my dad is in the hospital with the same symptoms. He is receiving his first but probably not his last transfusion for this stay. My dad is scared but of course trys to stay strong for everyone else.
My dad is self employed, he has not been able to work in over 3 weeks. He is the most selfless human being there is. He has never asked for a hand out. He has worked his whole life and has always put everyone else before himself.

I am writing this because tonight when I went to see him he was emotional when he started talking to me about not being able to work. It takes him a lot to open up about financials but this has him worried because he doesn't know how much longer he will be out of work. If you are financially able we would be so grateful for any donation.

We thank you for the donations, prayers, and the gift of blood donations (without those he wouldn't be here).

Donations

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  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 41 mos
  • DAvid and Kristy Holmes 
    • $500 
    • 41 mos
  • Emily Litherland 
    • $25 
    • 41 mos
  • John Sadler 
    • $100 
    • 41 mos
  • Terry & Laurie Beard 
    • $200 
    • 41 mos
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Organizer

Sonya Branscome 
Organizer
Punta Gorda, FL
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