On August 9th, 2017, my life was turned completely and violently upside down: I had a massive heart attack.
The results of a series of tests in the aftermath of this event determined that I had complete 100% blockage in one of my arteries, and two more arteries were 70% and 80% blocked. A fourth artery is also partially blocked, but not to that same critical level.
An angioplasty was done on August 14th to clear up the completely blocked artery, but the other arteries cannot be operated upon until September, due to the toll this first surgery took upon me.
A second angioplasty will be performed in September, with the goal of repairing the other damaged arteries.
Being treated with heart procedures is a remarkably difficult, frightening, and humbling process, but that isn't why I am reaching out to you here.
What makes this worse is that I cannot return to my job for at least two months, and without the income I usually provide for my family, our situation here is going to be critical.
I have always done my best to give, but now?
Simply put, we desperately need your help.
I have had friends around the world ask my wife how they can assist in this difficult time, and this GoFundMe page will be a great source of that help.
My friends, I know that times are tough out there for a lot of people.
I never dreamed that I would be doing something like this, but please understand that without your help, we will not be able to make ends meet, or pay for medications, or sustain this recovery.
With your help, I can focus on the task of fully healing.
Please feel free to share this with anyone and everyone you know.
Or to paraphrase the Bee Gees:
"Please help me mend my hurting heart, and let me live again."
Thank you friends.
- Karen Child
- Robert Zonfrelli
- David Emerson