Freeman Crawford’s HEART exploded

On Saturday, September 15, 2018 Freeman Crawford, suffered a very rare unexpected heart condition . Freeman’s main heart artery slit (exploded) in half causing his chest to fill up with blood.   He started suffering from chest pains and severe leg cramps. Freeman was  careflited to a hospital more than a hour away from his family. He was rushed into emergency surgery were the doctor had to stop his heart. Freeman only had about a 20% chance of survival. While he was in emergency surgery the surgeon discovered he also had a bad heart valve that needed to be replaced. Freeman is also suffer from a rare muscle disease that’s  called Pompe Disease,  which there is no cure for and he receives IV treatments biweekly.  Pompe cause frequent falls and lack of mobility.  Freeman is a non smoker, doesn’t drink or do drugs. He’s a family man and a wonderful person to be around. He’s never met a stranger.  Freeman has been an volunteer coach for several youth organizations. He has impacted so many children’s lives.  It is unknown why Freeman suffered such a unexpected conditions that has left his family in a bind . This experience has been so hard, since he’s over a hour away.  Freeman was in ICU for over 6 days and now just  in a lower unit of ICU. It is unknown how long he will be in the hospital. He’s oxygen remains low and he’s struggling to stand.  Since, his surgery he has suffered both lungs collapsing ,  needing over 13 units of blood, no appetite, he’s not able to stand or walk by himself, he will need extensive inpatient physical therapy and at least 12 weeks of cardiovascular therapy.  Freeman will also need a CPAP machine to sleep with for the rest of his life. Freeman is 37 years old, married with three children ranging from 11-16. If you know this family you know they are very close and love each other very much. Freeman’s son is having a hard time seeing his father so ILL.  Freeman’s family is traveling back and forward over  two hours  to be there to support him through his long recovery. His, family is taking the train back and forward,  because his wife suffers from anxiety and it’s hard for her to drive in the heavy fast  traffic of Dallas, Texas. The family had a small family bakery in a local mall in Fort Worth, Tx. and closed it in August 2018, due to Freeman’s medical condition  Pompe. Unfortunately, the mall refused to work around his medical appointments and IV treatments. The family has limited funds. At this time donations would help with Freeman’s medical bills, transport to the hospital for his wife and children , hotel fees, a lift recliner, dinner, gas, walker, activities for the kids and household bills. Even if you can’t donate please pray for the strength of his wife and children as well as a successful recovery. Even dropping of a meal to the family would help.  Any amount is appreciated.
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Donations

  • Felica Booker 
    • $25 
    • 2 mos
  • NaCoyia Campbell  
    • $100 
    • 2 mos
  • Trice Williams 
    • $25 
    • 2 mos
  • Sharon Harrison 
    • $5 
    • 2 mos
  • Adam Demorest 
    • $40 
    • 2 mos
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Organizer

Jennifer Shelton Crawford StayFocused 
Organizer
Fort Worth, TX
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