My body is failing! Please help!!

51377626_1602792063749903_r.jpeg    I have been reduced to being almost completely bed bound and in terrible pain and agony especially in the past six months. I have lost the ability to be a husband to my wife as well as a father to my four children. I pray that you will be able to help me either by your generosity or possibly direct me to medical care. 
      
       I am 48, have some systemic inflammatory disease which leaves me with constant burning all over my body. I was a P.T.A for 16 years working in nursing homes until a career ending injury in 2012. In 2015 after my 4th surgery it all went down hill. It began with nausea, night sweats, fevers, burning throughout my body and open sores all over my face and neck. After a year of antibiotics off and on, I gave up. I resorted to suctioning out the inflamed tissue myself and continues to this day.   
   
     My hemoglobin dropped to 6.0 and I received iron infusions to help. I have lost 6 of my teeth so far because this disease got into my gums.  I have at least 8 more teeth that need to be removed because this sickness worked its way into my gums. When I had my last two teeth removed, the dentist estimated that I would require $11,000 to repair the damage. I couldn’t afford that and just as well because my teeth and health continued to deteriorate. Imagine wishing that you could have all of your teeth removed in order to not be in pain. It would now cost me about $25,000 to have them replaced. I can’t eat anyway. I never feel hungry. My gut and entire body is in a constant state of inflammation. I lie in bed 22 hours a day in agony. Praying that God will take me in my sleep. I hear my children outside playing and I cry because I can’t be with them. Between the burning in my back and constant burning and cramping in my gut, I can only stand up for a short time at best. I am wasting away. I am down to 140lbs. I’ve been to all sorts of doctors without success.     

     My mother always told me to offer up my pain in order to help souls get into heaven. I do that every day. I hope that my suffering will be able to help alleviate someone else's pain.           


    Also, three years ago we took in my homeless ex-wife who was in an abusive relationship for 8 yrs, was wrongly terminated from her job of 20 yrs, had her car repossessed, has no money,  shares our dtr’s room and has little clothes.     

    As you can see, your kindness will help put our lives back together. I honestly feel that this may be the last Christmas I have with my family. I have been so sick for so many years that I have lost touch with all of my friends and most of my small family. I have missed family gatherings, holidays, reunions as well as family vacations but still have some hope that I will find medical care that can help me. I will pray for all of you that can help and even if you can’t just leave me a name and I will keep you in my intentions as well.     

   All of this is 100% true. You can have 20/20, Oprah, Jimmy Kimmel or whoever to investigate and if any part of my story is false, I will give back any money that you have generously donated to us. I am not hard to find.

    Here is a link to some pictures of the inflammation that I have removed so that you may have a better idea of what I am dealing with.  Beware, they contain images of blood. https://photos.app.goo.gl/o2to5HnuDL4Tfk28A

God Bless,
Barry Cleaver
Warminster, PA

Donations

  • Ernest Covington  
    • $50 
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  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 24 d
  • Katina Hilliard  
    • $50 
    • 24 d

Organizer

Barry Cleaver 
Organizer
Warminster, PA
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