I’m Veronica raising funds for my loving husband and best friend, Ray, who needs the perispinal etanercept procedure. This procedure reduces pain, spasticity, and improves speech, cognition and mobility. The treatment is at the Institute of Neurological Recovery, Boca Raton, Florida. Unfortunately, this therapy isn’t covered by insurance. We stumbled upon this medical breakthrough on YouTube. Please watch the video to understand how the treatment was developed and its effectiveness.
This fantastic discovery inspired me to inquire about it. Filled with excitement and hope, I shared it with Ray. After we viewed the video, I stated, “We got to get you there!” We both believed that this was brought to our attention for a reason. Without a doubt, this was God's way of guiding Ray back to health.
His core is weak, so he’s unable to sit up on his own. With his inability to walk, the aide and I must transfer him from the bed to the wheelchair. He has been in several therapeutic environments to prevent cognitive and physical decline. As a result, he initiates conversations more, short-term memory has improved, and the left side is more mobile. Seeing the treatment results of other patients, we are confident that it will enhance his quality of life.
Three years of life at a standstill, pain, frustration and immobility, he's determined to overcome the debilitating effects of his stroke. His perseverance shows through in his personal growth and faith. Also, as his caregiver, it’s been heartbreaking to watch him struggle with performing tasks. He’s a Chaplain, a lover of people, and possesses an inspiring personality. I’m so used to him being active that his disability is still unbelievable.
God blessed Ray to be a people person with charisma, relating well to everyone. As a Hospice Chaplain and Church Elder, he misses serving the community and making a significant impact in the lives of others. His love and enthusiasm for people motivated them to transform into a better version of themselves. Oh, how he yearns to regain independence as much as possible to return to a life of serving others!
Your donations will cover the medical expenses, flight tickets, hotel, meals, wheelchair-accessible van rental, fuel, follow-up visits, his home health aide and variable costs. The aide will accompany us on the trip. The medical staff informed us that the next available opening is in February. We have to stay for ten days, including the follow-up visits. By God’s grace, we plan to go at that time.
Ray would like to share this with you: “Please support me on this journey to recovery, ministering and enjoying life to the fullest again. I encourage you to respond to this--my most urgent call for assistance. Please consider giving any donation, large or small, and share this page to help me reach the immediate goal of $38,000 for my speedy recovery. Your prayers, donations and sharing of this page are deeply appreciated. God bless you abundantly.”
Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth (3 John 1:2).
Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth (Mark 9:23). #helpChaplainRay
Physical Therapy (Standing Frame)
Love and blessings,
Chaplain Ray & Veronica McCullough