On September 1st, while sleeping, Seth suffered a stroke. He woke up confused and unable to move his right side. Immediately, he called an ambulance and spent the next four days in the hospital.
The damage that occurred affected the left side of Seth’s brain. While doctors are still searching for what would cause a stroke in this healthy 40 year old man, Seth is spending his time giving his all to a lengthy recovery process.
While Seth’s gross motor skills have returned quickly, his fine motor skills have been compromised completely. Relearning to write, eat, draw, and essentially, do anything with one’s hands is an all-consuming task.
The Recovery Process:
For Seth, this is possibly the most vital mission of his life yet.
Seth’s entire life is art. He has spent his entire professional career working with his hands on a range of artistic endeavors. With a BFA from Academy of Art in San Francisco, he has worked all over the country as a graphic designer, illustrator, designer, painter, and much more. Seth never stops creating—he is truly overflowing with talent. His personal projects are even more compelling than his top notch commercial work (please look at the photos we have posted—they are amazing!).
Between speech therapy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and continued testing for the root cause of the stroke, Seth has used all of his PTO and his medical bills are beginning to really add up. Additionally, Seth has a mortgage that must also continue to be paid.
We have started this campaign to help Seth heal, and recover the functions he has lost without the interference of life’s extra stressors. We want to help Seth because (in addition to his artistic gifts) he is a true example of a genuine, wonderful person. Compassionate, engaging, and always ready to listen—those who know Seth know they are lucky to have him in their life.
Throughout his ordeal, Seth has not lost his ability to laugh (and throw out some great, well-timed jokes). His steadfast optimism is truly inspiring.
How YOU Can Help:
Donations made to this campaign will be used to help Seth pay his medical bills and costs associated with the different forms of therapy needed to fully restore his fine motor skills. Every dollar donated is crucial to help Seth heal, so please give any amount that is comfortable for you!
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We appreciate each and every one of you, thank you for taking the time to read Seth’s story!
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