This is the Schorr family. Gregg and Gayle have been married for over 24 years, and they hope to celebrate their 25th Anniversary celebrating this joy with a clear mind, not overwrought by medical bills, household bills and debt.
On a regular evening in June 2018 while Gregg was driving home from work, his blood pressure dropped so low it caused him to black out. His car glided across a couple of lanes of traffic, thankfully not hitting any other cars or people, but unfortunately smashing into a tree on the side of the road at a pretty high rate of speed. Gregg’s injuries resulting from his crash included a severely fractured calcaneus (heel bone) on his right foot, and a fractured pelvis on his left side. He was in the ICU unit of the hospital for a couple of weeks, as the doctors worked to stabilize his low blood pressure, treat him for pain, and treat him for double pneumonia. His fractures were so painful, he could barely handle being awake.
Gregg remained in the hospital for a month, needing surgery to repair his heel, which needed 12 pins to assist in the repair. Because he has a severe foot injury on his right side and a severe pelvis injury on his left side, Gregg cannot bear weight on his legs, he can barely stand. These injuries will take a great deal of time to heal, and a great deal of therapy to rebuild and recover from. Gregg needed to be treated for respiratory issues, including double pneumonia, and had to have his lungs aspirated (a very painful procedure).
After leaving the hospital, he was admitted to a rehab facility for 3-1/2 weeks of strengthening and therapy.
Gregg has already been out of work for 9 weeks (as of August 24, 2018), and it is unknown how many more weeks Gregg will be unable to work while he recovers and rehabilitates.
When this accident happened Gregg’s wife, Gayle, was away for the summer, working at a summer camp in Pennsylvania. Gayle is a pre-school teacher and her salary in South Florida, like many other teachers, is quite low. She works every summer to bring more income to the family. Because Gregg’s injuries were so severe, Gayle had to fly home and give up her summer job and the extra income the family relied on.
Fast-forward to today, the end of August 2018. Gregg is home, receiving at-home nursing care and at-home therapies, all of which are quite expensive. He has finally been cleared by his doctors to bear weight on his left leg, but the muscles are very weak from weeks of un-use; he requires a lot of therapy and exercise. Gayle has started her pre-school job, which now leaves Gregg home alone, struggling to care for himself when nurses and therapists are not visiting. Gregg’s daughters are back in school, one in high school and one in college.
My dear friends are amassing debt and the toll it is already taking on them both mentally is tragic.
I hope that you will consider making a huge difference in their lives by sharing a gift; by making a donation to them.
Your donation will help the Schorr family:
-- Pay for medical bills. As you can imagine, Gregg’s hospital stay of almost 4 weeks, and his rehabilitation unit stay of 3-1/2 weeks has amassed quite a bit of medical expenses, and Gregg will continue to accrue more medical debt with the homebound nurse visits, ongoing therapies and other follow-up medical care needed as he continues his recovery. While an exact figure of out-of-pocket expenses is not yet available, we already know that some treatment that isn’t covered under insurance.
-- Purchase medical equipment needed to make Gregg’s recovery at home more comfortable and hopefully quicker. Gregg has not been able to walk, or even stand up to take a shower for months, and needs specialized medical equipment to get his basic needs met. He is using a walker and a wheelchair, but could also use other adaptive tools. Medical equipment is expensive and many are not covered under insurance.
-- Help support the many incidentals that occur with Gregg’s disabling injury and inability to work at this time. Gregg has been away from work for 9 weeks already (as of August 24th), and unfortunately will continue to be incapacitated and unable to work for quite some time. Any financial support will help provide for his family. While his wife, Gayle, is working, her pre-school teacher’s salary is not enough to support their family.
The Schorr’s are doing everything they can, but they need more help financially then their family can provide. Any donation you can make would be very much appreciated and will go towards Gregg’s medical bills and recovery.
THE SCHORR’S NEED A ROOF REPAIR:
Additionally, if there is a licensed and insured professional ROOFER in the South Florida area who is willing to donate or discount their expert services, we need you! Weeks before Gregg’s accident a roof leak started in the Schorr’s youngest daughter’s room. Since all of the family’s energies and funds have been spent in other areas, the roof leak persists, and thanks to heavy downpours this summer in Florida, it has worsened to the point of needing buckets and towels. This is not what any teenage girl wants as bedroom décor, but Gregg’s daughter has been a sweet and understanding trooper. We hope to get her roof fixed ASAP so that she can go back to a dry, clean room!
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