Lyman Burk needs our help

On March 28, 2018, Lyman Burk suffered a severe hemorrhagic stroke in his home on Vashon island.  He was alone and paralyzed on the floor for four days before he was found, dehydrated and unconscious.  Only Lyman‘s will to live, and a miracle,  kept him alive. 

He was rushed to the hospital where he is periodically awake and aware,  but remains on life-support.  He has complete right side paralysis, and is unable to speak but recognizes his family and friends.  Every day he is gradually making very slow progress, but there is hope. 

Lyman has catastrophic medical insurance  for catastrophic illness or accident, so he is being well cared for in the neuro ICU. 

However,  his insurance only covers 30 days of in-patient rehabilitation.  He is facing extensive long-term rehabilitation and the outcome for whether he will be able to ever live independently is uncertain.  The quality of the rehab will certainly be a factor in his recovery.

Lyman is one  of the most interesting, articulate, and brilliant people on the planet. The dozens of people crowding to see him in the ICU is testimony to his effect on people.  Please send love and prayers that his brain heals enough for him to move on to rehabilitation. The world needs his light and we certainly haven't had enough of  his incredible presence.

Lyman is one of the most giving and generous people we all know. He has never turned away someone in need and has always supported the underdog. We need to help Lyman in his time of need.  If you can do so, please donate to defray the cost of the rehabilitation and medical care he will need.


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Organizer and beneficiary

Krista Webb 
Poulsbo, WA
Garnet Burk 
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