Hard working family man needing help after stroke

To anyone who might be able to help

Recently my brother, James, went to bed and something didn’t quite feel right. He laid there debating whether or not to go get checked out because he knew he had to work in the morning. Eventually his symptoms outweighed his work ethic and he went into the emergency room. After a multitude of testing, MRI’s, CT scans and ultrasounds, they discovered he was having a MCA stroke on the right side of his brain. The neurologist said he is blessed to have survived the stroke due to the size and location. However, the stroke has resulted in a large percentage of paralysis on his left side. He is very limited in so many of the things he used to do and love, including his job. He has spent years of his life building a name and reputation among the HVAC community. Since January he has taken a position that entailed training of new managers to bring the best service techs to our local communities. Even through the pandemic he remained in a front line position, still working in the field 40+ hours with all of his techs doing the job he taught. I’ve sat at his table many nights when he has taken emergency calls where the tech is at a loss and he walks them through what to do (off the clock). He works to take care of a house full of people who depend on him for everything. Finally, when he had gotten to a great place in his job, his health brought him down. While some days are good, others are not, he cannot work like he used to. The people who depend on him are scrambling to try to fill in where he has covered them for so long, and it is a hard gap to fill. He is always the first one to offer you a seat at his table, and wouldn’t ask for anything in return. He said that one thing he can appreciate in all of this, is that he is seeing his family more now that he’s home from work. He tries to be the best he can every day and life has really brought him down again. From changing his diet, to shower chairs / bars, doctor’s bills, physical therapy, there are a lot of new expenses on top of all the original bills he had.  If there’s anything anyone can provide to help, rather it be monetary or just something as simple as sharing this gofundme, it would be appreciated more than you can imagine.52335856_1604469083893726_r.jpeg52335856_1604469096794264_r.jpeg

 

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Trisha Tee Harper 
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Columbus, OH
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