Help Craig Risley (my father)

Hello, thanks for taking the time to read this I am writing on behalf of my father, Craig Risley. My sister Laura and I are asking from the bottom of our hearts to please help us raise money for my dad that some of you may know, and others may not. In July, my dad suffered an infection resulting in losing his big toe on his left foot which left him very uncomfortable, unable to walk normally, and enjoy everyday life. Unfortunately, that wasn't the end to his healing just recently the infection has spread in his foot which lead him to undergo yet another surgery removing another toe. The infection has spread from his foot into his leg and now losing both is a high possibility. He is currently  hospitalized sitting in bed crying worrying about getting back to work and to pay bills he had already been struggling to pay each month. My sister and I have spent the last two years doing all we can to help him along the way, but we are no longer in the position financially to do so. To say since going through some family ups and downs my dad hasn't caught a break is an understatement, Monday he will be going under for yet another surgery possibly losing his whole foot. Aside from being the most loving and caring father, being a pop to his 3 grandchildren is his entire life and what he lives for. The thought of not being able to take them to the park or getting back to doing much of anything anytime soon is enough that has caused depression and lots of stress on him. He is currently renting and wont be able to pay the next few months without going back to work, which right now is something he doesn't need think about and focus on getting better. If you have anything, $1, $10, $20, $50 dollars to spare to help my dad, it would greatly help him through this awful situation. He has no idea this is happening and I will tape his expression when I tell him family, friends, and strangers are willing to help him and here for you during this time. It will bring tears and so many emotions you can't imagine. Because his family is spread across the U.S. it is my sister and I who he depends on and right now we are asking for you to please help us and him. ANYTHING will help from medical expenses, bills, and the unknown of what is yet to come.  We thank you in advance and please pray he beats this awful life threatening infection and he gets back to being 'pop" his favorite thing in the world very soon. Thank you & God bless !!!
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    • $100 
    • 44 mos
  • Susan Viesti  
    • $25 
    • 46 mos
    • $50 
    • 46 mos
  • Laura Nordeman 
    • $50 
    • 46 mos
  • Tina and Mark Sulek 
    • $100 
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Organizer and beneficiary

Krista Sherwood 
Aston Township, PA
Matt S. 
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