Many know how much pain his hip has been causing him. Before the pain, he loved being outdoors! Now, its excruciating for him to walk 1/4 mile. He can't wait to have his mobility improved and pain lessened! Any funds given will help with the surgery, recovery, and missed-work costs.
Of course, you don't need to give money to be a help or encouragement-- cards, phone calls, meals, and/or lawn care would all mean a lot!