Heart Surgery & Recovery for Larry

My name is Larry Rardin. I have been self-employed for the past 34 years as a fine furniture maker. Over the past year I have found myself with decreasing energy and strength to do my work. As it turns out , I am in need of a heart valve repair/replacement. The condition has been getting progressively worse and I need the surgery now.

     My wife has not been able to work for the last few years due to her own physical challenges including collapsed disks in her neck which is accompanied by chronic nerve pain, daily migraines and arthritis.

     Since the surgery must be done at a hospital about six hours from our home we will be facing additional expenses plus anything our insurance doesn't cover.  I will not be able to work after surgery for a month or two.  We have exhausted all savings and sold everything we can with only our home and workshop remaining.  If we sold it, I would lose my livelihood completely.  We live in rural southwestern Colorado.

     It is hard for us to ask for help, but we see no alternative.  If you feel the call to help us during this difficult time we would be very grateful.

God Bless and Thank You!
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Larry Rardin 
Durango, CO
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