On November 11th, my husband of 11 years, Michael, passed away at our place of residence. Unfortunately, the health condition he was currently in prevented us from affording whole life insurance on the budget we had.
In early 2014, my husband pricked his finger in a machine while at work and contracted a strain of the Staph bacteria called methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). The bacteria lead to him having four surgeries on his hand, the final one resulting in his pinky finger being amputated near the end of the year. Before having the surgery, he was terminated from his employer after committing to 19 years of his life to them.
By February 2016, my husband had another outbreak of MRSA, this time in his leg. This bacterial infection started from a boil on my husband's foot from practicing with our son during the previous baseball season. After spreading from his foot and into his leg, he decided to go to the hospital. There, the doctor informed us that it was indeed MRSA but it became more deadly and we needed to amputate as soon as possible. An hour later, my husband was in surgery.
After 16 months of healing and hardship, he was finally able to prepare for his prostatic leg and began learning how to balance and walk again. Unfortunately, we won't be able to see him make that full recovery.
Funds are needed by Thursday, November 16th to pay for the funeral expenses for Michael. As his wife, I will be in charge of the final expenses.
Within our 26 years of knowing each other, we had our ups and downs but we fought through them and manage to beat the odds stacked against us. He was there for me as I was for him. I am completely lost for words after losing my husband, my best friend, my backbone, and my rider. He was my fishing partner, no matter if we caught fish or not, we enjoyed each company and presence. I am going to miss my husband every day he isn't with me. But I have to continue on for him, myself, and our two children we have together.