This fund is for my Dad, Joseph Smith , to purchase a portable oxygen concentrator (POC). To see what this looks like and view a video click the link below:
Currently, my dad has to carry around heavy bottles that only last about an hour at the rate he must use them. Because of this, he is forced to stay close to home or if travel is required, tote around multiple heavy bottles that must be switched often. I've heard him express how stressful it is to always be checking a gauge thinking that your breaths may run out while away from home! Also, the mechanism that refills these bottles in his home is extremely heavy (upwards of 100lbs!), uses a lot of electricity, and generates much heat. The purchase of this POC would allow him to travel freely whether it be to medical appointments, family functions, or social events!
If you've known Joseph Smith before he was diagnosed with COPD and Emphysema you would remember a man who always worked hard to provide a stable life for his family and would seldom hear a complaint or request for help. Before this, he served his country faithfully in the United States Navy.
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Unfortunately, these medical issues combined with his recent diagnosis of cancer have created a huge financial burden on my mom and dad. My dad has been unable to work for years now, and now, my mom, Brenda Smith , needs to take time away from work to help care for my dad. They cannot afford the heavy price for the POC. The money raised from this campaign will go towards the purchase of this Portable Oxygen Concentrator as well as any additional accessories and maintenance. Any additional money left over will go to assist my parents with medical bills.
As a son, it pains me greatly to see my dad and mom struggle with this - every breath being counted and every dollar being stressed over. Please help me help my dad have the quality of life he deserves and my mom to have peace of mind.
God is good and we know we will prevail during this time. Thank you for taking the time to read this, please share to help us reach our goal. All donations and prayers are greatly appreciated!
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