Help Missionary Don Ross (Medical)

Many of you know Don and Betty Ross, former missionaries to Brazil. I know them as Dad and Mom. I am their son. For those who may not know them, let me share a brief history.

In 1958 Don and Betty went to Brazil to work as Church planters. They worked tirelessly for 31 years. They were instrumental in the establishment of approximately 30 churches.

But after a lifetime of working for the cause of Christ, Don suffered a stroke that left him in a battle for recovery.

My Dad recently described his situation this way... “Since mid November I’ve been home and remain in a hospital bed located in the living room of our house where my son James and my wife Betty take care of me. I also currently get visits from a home healthcare company provided by our insurance through the Medicare Advantage plan. I see a physical therapist, a speech therapist and nursing multiple times a week. My main physical problems are muscle weakness and lack of strength due to the stroke I suffered and orthostatic hypotension which has hampered my ability to recover my mobility.”

As you can imagine, the financial burdens are mounting. Current pending medical bills (co-pay’s) for my father are $700 (HealthSouth Rehab) + $1250 (Medical City) + $1900 (Legend).

In addition, they have been praying for God to show them what to do at this time. Currently, they are planning to move to Colorado to live near my sister Deborah Rogers, who will be able to check in on them and help my brother James when needed in taking care of them.

Since my dad is not capable of making the trip sitting up in a vehicle, he will need to be transported by a medical transport company on a gurney of which the cost is approximately $6,000. And due to logistical reasons, it will also be necessary to have a moving company move them which we currently estimate between $5,000 and $6,000.

Mom and Dad have unselfishly helped thousands of people in Brazil and the USA. Never once doubting Gods ability to provide.

By way of this “gofundme” page we would like to invite you or your church to prayerfully consider donating to their lives.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me!

Thank you for your consideration!!

Jerry Ross
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Jerry Ross 
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Pinckneyville, IL
Jerry Ross 
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