As a West Virginia State Trooper, my focus has always been to help and protect people. Now I’m faced with changing my focus to fighting a horrible disease called Multiple Sclerosis. In August of last year, I experienced an episode in which the doctors believed to be a form of a stroke. After a few weeks, I recovered and was able to return to work. In April, I began to experience symptoms again. By the 21st, they became so severe that I was admitted to the hospital for a few days. They ran several tests ultimately believing I had MS and referred me to a neurologist. The neurologist confirmed my diagnosis but are still trying to determine the type of MS that I have. They have been working to try to find a medication and treatment that my body will respond to, but so far, the treatments have been unsuccessful. I am in constant pain and struggle to walk and stay fatiqued. I have been trying to work with physical therapy but my continued symptoms have prevented me from completing some of my sessions. The doctors are still working to find a treatment that my body will respond to in a attempt for this disease to go into remission, but until they can find one, I am unable to return to work.
For those of you that do not know me personally, I am newly married to my loving and caring wife, Whitney and have 3 amazing kids that I am very proud of! Austin is serving in the United States Air Force, currently deployed in Afghanistan and Cameron and Summer are both still in high school. I have dedicated the last 23 years to law enforcement with the last 12 years as a West Virginia State Trooper. I love my job! Law Enforcement and helping people is my passion. It is my hope to soon be able to return to doing what I love.
I have always taken pride in providing for and supporting my family. Now I am very worried that I will no longer be able to do so and will lose everything. Because of this, I am very humbly reaching out to you each one of you to ask for help. My sick pay will eventually be exhausted if the MS does not go into remission. I am faced with continued treatments, high medication costs that my insurance is unsure how much will be covered due to being a specialty medication and medical bills. All funds will go towards my treatment, medication and medical bills. My family and I will be forever grateful for any help we may receive.
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