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27729056_15188305900_r.jpegHello I`m Mallory Windsor.
I`m helping support my Dad, Joe Windsor, who had medical issues arise back in 2013. He is financially distressed at this point, having exhausted his disability insurance funds - Joe would greatly appreciate your help & support. Thank you - Mallory Windsor

Here is his story :                                  
Hello my name is Joe Windsor, I’m 66 years old and seeking funds with Go Fund Me for medical & financial support - I never thought this could happen to me.

I worked in the marine business for 30 yrs. in manufacturing Beachcomber Boats at Boats Unlimited in Dallas, TX. for 8 years and then 22 yrs. in service, repairs & sales. In 2004 I left the marine business to became a Security Officer and was employed at the Dallas Country Club. I really enjoyed working there. I met a lot of nice people in management, employees and it's members. 

In June 2013 my left foot started to sting between my middle toes, it was painful to walk. My primary doctor referred me to a vascular doctor for circulation issues. The vascular doctor put my left knee in a choke hold saying that the left foot would turn solid red in 30 seconds because one of the main arteries from my waist to my knee was full of plaque & blocked, he tried this two times for over 5 minutes with no color change. He then requested a dye test to find out more. After the dye test he explained I would need surgery on the outer left artery because it was blocked and needed to be removed. 

The surgery would be 2-1/2 hrs. and would I be back to work in 3 weeks. On July 24, 2013 the doctor operated for 7-1/2 hrs. I was in the hospital for 7 days and then sent to a rehab center. Three days after I left the hospital Gangrene set in on all of my incisions. I went back to the vascular doctor and he told me that the artery next to the one taken - was full of plaque and also needed to be removed. 

I felt it was necessary to get a second opinion. I was then advised not have the first vascular doctor perform surgery on me because the gangrene will spread and create a much bigger problem. Everything must heal first to avoid further complications - it was 3 months later - before my new Vascular doctor was able to perform the necessary dye tests & set up a new surgery.

On Oct 31, 2013 - A 13 inch vein was harvested from my right leg inside the calf area and put in place of the artery taken out 3 months earlier by the first doctor. During that time a dry gangrene had set in on my left foot in my big toe and the toe next to it, these had to be amputated on Nov. 2 2013.                                                                                 

An infection then set in on my left leg & foot in April 2016. My primary doctor treated this for 5 months with antibiotics and was unsuccessful. A necrotizing fasciitis quickly spread and aggressively set in. I had no other choice but to have my left leg amputated above the knee Sept. 26, 2016.                      

Since the beginning of this diagnosis, I`ve had 8 surgeries and have been put under anesthesia 7 times. I’ve been in 4 different rehabs a total of 5 months and have been in a wheelchair since July 2013. I’m unable to work gainfully due to constant pain. It's difficult to commute outside my apt. in traffic and such because my of mobility issues.

My disability insurance policy, while working with the Dallas Country Club, has since expired at age 66. Any help would be greatly appreciated. My family is helping me as much as possible.

Thank you, Sincerely Joe Windsor

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Joe Windsor 
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