Additionally, the timing could not have been any worse.
This unfortunate situation comes during a small window when he has no medical insurance - his coverage ended upon graduation, and he was due to start getting insurance upon the start of his new job in a few weeks. This means all costs for his surgery and hospital stay are coming out of pocket.
Anyone who knows Garrett (and a lot of people do) knows his character, and his spirit. Neither he nor we expect anything from anyone, or think that he or we are owed anything. This is simply a terrible situation that happened at the unluckiest time possible.
As his family, our hope is to help him cover at least the cost of living for the next two months. We humbly ask you for your help with this - even if it's just sharing this page. Anything beyond that would go towards paying the hospital bill.
Approx. cost of living for 8 weeks: $4000
Approx. cost of medical bills: $30000
Thank you for donating, sharing, or even just reading - whichever of the three you have done here. Your assistance is appreciated more than our words can express.
Please feel free to contact any one of us for more information.
Karen, Leonard, Derek, and Bonnie