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Help Adrian - Urgent need

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Raised by 190 people in 11 months
Created August 13, 2018
Turtle (aka Adrian Kirby) needs our help.  In 1993, on the day after Christmas, Adrian was paralyzed  from the neck down by a surfing accident. Despite this he has gone on to build a good life and a well known business in Antigua, all from a wheelchair.  He is a solid inspiration to his friends and anyone who knows him. 

About a week ago on Friday August 3rd 2018 he suffered an acute cardiac incident , basically a heart attack. He was medevaced from Antigua to Barbados for further treatment.  He has since been stabilized and has returned to Antigua however he now requires further treatment and evaluation. His paralysis makes this new medical condition and treatment more complex and unfortunately much more expensive.

The specialized examination and care he needs cannot be provided in Antigua and will require him to be taken to the US or the UK. This is an extremely costly undertaking made even more so by his particular needs. If you know him you can attest to the remarkable way he is always eager to help others, he now needs help to get this medical attention as soon as possible. 

Thanks for your timely donation and please share this with anyone who may know Turtle or want to help.
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Hello lovely people! So, after all the tests and consultations with my doctors I can conclusively say I was completely misdiagnosed. There is no damage to my heart and the arteries a clean as a whistle. The condition we were able to find was fluid around the heart and a slight murmur that needs to be monitored. If I had continued taking the medication that had been prescribed to me my heart would eventually have stop functioning!!!
I also have a problem with my thyroid that needs additional testing to come up with the prognosis and treatment which will take a couple of months. I am able to do this from Antigua in consultation with my doctors here in New York. This would explain my weight loss and general fatigue that I’ve been battling for the last couple of years.
It is been an emotional roller coaster the last couple of months and I am a completely exhausted but incredibly relieved and thankful. I have a long road ahead of me to get back to full strength but I welcome the challenge.
I just wanted to thank everybody again for the generosity and support. Much love, Adrian
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Hi guys! I just wanted to thank you all for your messages and donations and love. I am now in a position thanks to you where I can now go and get the medical treatment that I need. I am making the arrangements now and hope to get out of here in the next week or so. So thanks again everybody!
Much love, Adrian
Please keep sharing if you can as we’re close to the target!!
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Raised by 190 people in 11 months
Created August 13, 2018
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