Lisa Rydman's family financial need

I have known Lisa Rydman for almost 30 years. She is my dearest friend in the world. I was in her wedding and then by her side when she received news that she would not be able to conceive a child without fertility treatments. I was there when miracle baby firstborn Brendan was born.

It became clear early on that Brendan had ADD and he received treatment for it. He also showed early signs of autism but it wasn’t until his concussion in 2011 that these symptoms became exacerbated. His mental health changed following this concussion. He was retested and diagnosed with Asperger's, ADD/ADHD, Severe Depression, Panic disorder, Social Anxiety, and PPD-NOS. (Pervasive Personality disorder, not otherwise specified.) He has the mental capacity of a 13-14 year old boy. I am asking for financial help on behalf of her family.

$25,000 in funds is needed as a result of Brendan’s mental health care and treatment costs the family has had to pay for including medical bills incurred from out of pocket tests, therapies, medications, co-pays and weekly court ordered treatment from three counselors. In 2013 it became evident that Brendan needed a full time care taker. Lisa quit her job of 14 years to be his care taker and as a result 45% of their income was lost they have accrued a ton of medical bills, and struggled to make the monthly bills.

Frankly, at times they’ve asked the question do we pay the rent, or phone bill, or medical bills. They have lost their home, have had car issues and this very week received an eviction notice. This money will help cover the costs of getting them back on stable ground and stop lawsuits coming in for medical treatments.

Anything you can give will help. I am asking on her behalf, and for her family, because she won’t ask herself and she needs the help of her community of friends and family. Please include them in your prayers and thank you for giving.

Donations

  • Laura Walter 
    • $100 
    • 64 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $15 
    • 64 mos
  • Ronald Murray 
    • $100 
    • 65 mos
  • Sheryl Raff 
    • $100 
    • 65 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 65 mos
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Organizer

Rebecca Aske 
Organizer
Tacoma, WA
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