This GoFundMe page was started by me (Traci) last year to help cover medical costs for my dad's RSD/CRPS medical bills, etc, but I've reopened this page due to my dad's quintuple heart bypass to help during the time he's out of work for recovery.
The amount raised that's shown includes what was raised last year. Thank you for helping , as he depends on his hourly pay to make his mortgage and bills. Your kindness is a great help to keep my parents afloat until he can return to work.
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I know there are many needs in each of your lives, so it is with a great amount of thought and consideration over several weeks that I have finally decided to make a need known, with the hope of raising funds to help give my dad a much-needed boost, and possibly help him find some healing for chronic pain caused by RSD.
My parents do not know that I am doing this. I have never known my dad to ask for anything. I would absolutely LOVE to gather a good amount of money to present to him to show him just how much he is loved and cared for.
Over two years ago, my dad was in a car accident. The force of that accident caused a break in his foot which triggered Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) which causes intense pain at times and prevents him from being on his feet much. The accident caused him to lose his job since he can no longer perform his duties. I have watched him struggle through depression over the loss and pain, especially over the loss of income and ability to provide.
Currently, he is working 20 hours per week at Lowe's at 60% less pay than he made before. The number of hours is causing the pain to spread and intensify, which the doctor told him to avoid at all cost, because worst-case scenarios can end up with amputation. Sometimes his foot turns purple and black. He will not quit working because he relies on the few hours he gets for groceries.
My goal: **If enough money could be raised, I want him to see a doctor here that works with RSD to try some therapy to see if he can get improvement. I know that treatment would be several thousand dollars. **If a small amount of money is raised, we can at least provide groceries and pay utility bills for him to give him some relief.
***PLEASE NOTE: We are preparing to take my parents to Florida at the end of May to see their new grandbaby, so PLEASE keep my dad in prayer, that the pain will not interrupt that. And please know that the money raised is NOT being used for that trip.
I thank you for taking the time to read. It means a lot to me to have friends and family who would gather to keep his wonderful smile beaming. :)
God bless you.
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