In January 2017 Volonte was found unconscious after 3 days by a neighbor, rushed to the hospital where he was in a coma for 3 weeks and ended up with assisted breathing for 3 months in hospital care. From May on, he’s been in the constant home care of Beth in Honolulu
Hawaii. He is lucky to be alive.
Volonté has some form of Parkinson disease or something similar. He is in bad shape, but stable. They are not entirely sure what he has, but it is definitely a progressive neurological disease. His speech is heavily impaired although cognitively he is doing ok – he understands everything. His legs are also giving out due to vascular problems and are unable to walk at the moment. He has a case manager called Eileen Gnehm who has been in constant contact with Volonte over the last 2 years. She is great. I spoke to her extensively and she was very happy to talk to SOMEONE after all this time. Eileen did mention his disease is progressive so it is good to realize he won’t live for many more years to come and probably won’t recover.
Volonte's bills are mounting and at this point we are trying to raise the funds to pay Beth for his time under her care until some of us can go to Hawaii in September and check up on him in person to make sure he is in the best place for him.
Thank you everyone
If you knew Volonte or know people who would like to help support our dear friend, please tell them about our efforts.
- Eric Strasilla
- Rebecca Snowball
- Lianne Caetano Jones
- Vivienne and Craig von Wiederhold
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