For those unfamiliar with Josh & Shelly Buck’s story, they have endured the death of a child, paralysis in a freak accident and a decade filled with medical emergencies and hardships. But in their lack, they have chosen to give back to others. Having been in the darkest of places, they have chosen to be guides for other broken families, pointing to the beauty in the heartache. Through pain and sickness, hospital visits and bedridden days, Josh and Shelly consistently choose to throw whatever they have been given back into the Kingdom of God. And when there is nothing left, they have trusted that the Lord will provide.
Now is one of those times. After this long season of battling severe infections that eventually reached both heel and leg bones, Josh had double leg amputation below his knees. This has been a huge blow to the whole family, and recovery represents a whole new mountain for them to climb together. We are establishing this GOFUNDME page to make sure that the steep medical expenses do not make the mountain any larger than it is.
Here is the scope of these expenses:
1. Because Josh is a quadriplegic, insurance will not cover the prosthetics. Even though he will probably not walk on them, prosthetics will continue to let Josh use his legs as an anchor for balance, pressure relief and mobility. And these prosthetics cost $25,000-$30,000 a piece!
2. The Bucks will also be paying a significant sum out of pocket toward the cost of a new wheelchair.
3. Finally, “living” at hospitals and their house has created unplanned childcare, travel and lifestyle expenses that will continue on as Josh and Shelly work through the recovery process.
Would you prayerfully consider financially supporting the Bucks and sharing their story with your network?
Josh & Shelly’s Friends and Family
- Barbara Laub
- Randall Hekman
- Craig Randall
- Grace Tan
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