Medical Aid for Mark

It was supposed to be a simple procedure, arthroscopic knee surgery to repair a torn meniscus in my left knee, but I almost died from it. Three days after surgery I was experiencing major swelling and severe pain in my calf. By the fifth day I couldn't even stand up and called the doctor. Long story short, I had developed not one, but two blood clots in my calf, one being a rather serious DVT (deep vein thrombosis) in a major artery. I was immediately placed on Xarelto to thin my blood and restricted to bed rest to keep my leg elevated and prevent the clots from breaking apart and moving to my lungs (pulmonary embolism). What should have only been a week at most to recover fairly well, has now already turned into almost 3 weeks. I have had to start short term disablilty which means I will only receive 60% of my salary to live on and the doctors want to me to be off work for a minimum of two more weeks. By that time, I will have lost well over $1000 income and will still have to pay for weeks of physical therapy which after insurance is around $60/session. If I have to be off longer than two weeks, it's just that much more income I will be losing, especailly all of the overtime I can't work right now because of this misfortune. I have already paid several bills, but there will still be numerous medical expenses which will be difficult as well for me to pay. I sincerely appreciate any and all assistance. Thank you!

Donations

 See top
  • Allan Richards 
    • $20 
    • 41 mos
  • Melissa Kegley 
    • $20 
    • 41 mos
  • Nikki Palmer-Thome 
    • $20 
    • 41 mos
  • Linda Alonso 
    • $25 
    • 41 mos
  • Amy Beckworth 
    • $25 
    • 41 mos
See all

Organizer

Allen Mark Palmer Schweiger 
Organizer
Pensacola, FL
  • #1 fundraising platform

    More people start fundraisers on GoFundMe than on any other platform. Learn more

  • GoFundMe Guarantee

    In the rare case something isn’t right, we will work with you to determine if misuse occurred. Learn more

  • Expert advice, 24/7

    Contact us with your questions and we’ll answer, day or night. Learn more