Help for Brad and Brenda

On Monday August 27th, Brad and Brenda were discussing an upcoming trip when Brad's lungs filled up with blood from a ruptured artery in his lungs. He was resuscitated twice by EMS and taken to his local hospital in New York. 

That hospital was not equipped to help him properly and they moved him to Binghamton, NY. His pulmonary doctor suggested it was a sarcoid (Brad has Sarcoidosis) pushing a blood vessel close to the surface in his throat. His coughing may have ruptured the vessel and there was nothing they could do.

Brad's family was not sure that was the issue. However, we are not medical professionals. On Tuesday morning September the 4th, he had another bleeding incident. The hospital at that time informed Brenda there was nothing they could do. They thought he had a hole in his heart and they would not do the test to find the bleeding source.

She requested that he be moved to a new hospital. Due to a possibility of having an infection in the TB family (not TB though), no hospital would take him. A hospital in NYC said they would treat him. Brenda then signed for Brad to transported by helicopter from Binghamton to NYC. 

The hospital in NYC found that Brad had a ruptured artery in his right lung and an infection surrounding the area. The infection was the reason for the ruptured artery. They wanted to let the artery heal on it's own, but it did not. They ended up plugging the artery. Brad in on full ventilation along with 3 full spectrum antibiotics. 

Brenda is running out of vacation time with her employer and Brad's business is not currently open, despite all this, the medical bills and expenses are growing. We have no idea how much the expenses are going to be, they will be enormous.

Brad and Brenda are always willing to help others in their time of need. This is time to help them out.

Any donation you can give will go directly to Brad and Brenda.
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Sean Taft 
Organizer
Prairie Grove, AR
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