Tom's Medical Fund

Hi! I am Lauren, daughter of Laura Pare'& Tom Kaufman. They work very hard & have had a very challenging year regarding medical issues with Tom's health. Thinking the medical issues were behind them, they had an unexpected opportunity to take a real vacation when a close friend needed his sailboat moved to the Bahamas.Throwing responsibility to the wind, they decided to close up the house and set sail on a 44 foot catamaran  to the tropics for 3 weeks. Sounded great! They finished up some jobs, closed up shop, gave away the chickens, buttoned up the house & garden, provisioned the boat, & were on their way. Everything was seemingly going great. This was just what they needed, a real break from demanding businesses and farm duties.

Tom broke his leg in a freak accident on the boat on their first day out to sea. He broke it in multiple places, from the ankle and 8 inches up. His tibia was crushed. He had major surgery on their 8th wedding anniversary, eventually getting two titanium plates put in & many stitches, as well as a cast. (He barely noticed the room decorations Laura put around while he was in surgery and, in his drugged delirium, thought the banner saying "Happy Anniversary" she had hung was made from carbon fiber). He is recovering now from surgery, but cannot put any weight on his leg for 6 weeks, if not more. Then he cannot work until he recovers & undergoes physical therapy.

This has put a huge strain on them, already emotionally, spiritually & physically taxed from the previous year of trials. With so much to worry about already, they still have all of the financial responsibilities of home and medical expenses to take care of. Tom cannot work for at least two to three months. What we, their family, are asking for is help covering their monthly bills, so that they can stay afloat during this trying time. Laura will be limited in her work due to caring for Tom.

Any and all donations would be very much appreciated. We are beyond humbled to be asking for this, and grateful that this service is here to help  when our family really needs it the most. 

Please envelope them in healing energy, prayers & white light. If you cannot donate money, please envision them in the perfect place and at the perfect time. Thank you so much for all of your thoughts and prayers already. We appreciate all of your support & love. 

All our love & gratitude, 

The Family of Laura and Tom


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Laura Pare 
Cape Charles, VA
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