Hello, my name is Mark and I am setting up this fundraiser in order to help my father in getting his life back. He needs a hip replacement. It's almost gotten to the point of him not being able to walk at all from the pain that he deals with. Anyone on the planet would most definitely agree with me when I say that my father is an AMAZING person and is beyond deserving. A little bit about my father, he worked for Tampa Hondaland as a mechanic, Shop Foreman, for 35 years without missing a day's work. Ever. He's been working so hard his entire life to insure the well-being of his family and anyone else that may have come across his path in life. My father is a great man. A while back he was unexpectedly diagnosed with stage 5 cancer and had to undergo chemo and radiation treatment immediately. I watched my father go from this unbelievably strong machine of a man that could do anything, get sicker and sicker and eventually not be able to do anything but attend his Dr. appointments. He was going back and forth and doing what needed to be done and by the good graces of God, he overcame it and beat the cancer. After being out of work for 5 years he then went right back to work. After all time of being on his feet working his hip was giving him a lot of problems. After time, it has know come to the point of he can't even walk or do anything. He loves to go fishing, I mean it's his passion. He hasn't been in years. Well he filed for disability and was having some problems, almost lost his house and everything. His medical insurance does not cover the procedure and he has been trying for years now to make the necessary changes with his medical insurance to be able to have his hip taken care of without any progress. It has me completely lost for words that my father who has worked so hard all his life to make it, and has sacrificed so much for the people around him is unable to get this done. I feel as if the company he worked for should be able to accommodate his needs to get better without question because of the devotion and loyalty he showed to the company for so many years. He keeps getting the run around and as he gets older he inst even able to enjoy his retirement or do anything because he is in so much pain from his hip. It makes me so upset to see such a great person have to go through such a difficult time and be in pain and just not be able to go and enjoy life as he should. I'm asking for anyone and everyone to please help me help my father get his life back. Anything that anyone could possibly donate to my father's cause would be so greatly appreciated. I can assure you that it would be going to the most deserving person ever. I don't know what else we could do so Im putting the whole situation in God's hands and praying that everyone will see his story and be willing to help. With all this being said, I close this with high hopes at achieving the goal of raising the money for my fathers surgery. Thank you so much for taking the time to read this and even if you are unable to donate anything at this time, even a prayer would help. God bless everyone and be happy..