Moving Mountains for Shawn

This is a story written by a mom.  A grieving mom, whose older son, Brian Christy died, less than a month ago, suddenly from organ failure.   This is another struggle, which involves my only other son, who has been very sick for about 3 months.  A struggle  to put his life back together again.  Words can not express the pain and hardship that has happened in such a short period of time to our family. This is ripping my heart out, watching the continued suffering of Shawn.  I'm asking you to share this with at least 4 people. Lets make this go viral and help my son get his life and his daughters life back together.  Thank you so much

Shawn Christy,  is a 44 year old, single, hard working,  full time dad, small business owner, neighbor, friend and avid volunteer worker with battered and abused women and donating much time and energy to these organizations.

Shawn is a self employed general contractor with Shawn's Customs, doing numerous home repairs and  he works with realtors to get clients homes ready to be sold or make it a home for the new owner.

Shawn was recently hospitalized and diagnosed with cellulitis in his leg, complicated with a large blood clot. This caused excruciating pain in his leg. The Doctors told him to walk as much as possible to reduce the clots caused by the cellulitis and to work out of the abundance of scar tissue left behind, or risk losing his leg.   He was put on blood thinners to help with the clot.

(Trying to put on happy face to not upset his daughter).

Shawn was doing better, eating, as his stomach wasn't as upset.  Then he ate a rotisserie chicken, causing food poisoning.  Shawn was hospitalized again.  This most recent episode was from  C-Diff , a very aggressive infection causing around 20,000  deaths per year. This in turn triggered Colitis, which is extremely painful, causing over 30,000 deaths per year.  Debilitating pain to his legs, to his colon and fighting his infections has left Shawn unable to work. This stopped his ability to walk, making his leg worse again.   Shawn has been able to fight against these things, but will have to live with these conditions the rest of his life!  Shawn is a general contractor and mechanic without medical insurance, so is receiving no pay while off work and no help with mounting medical bills.

As if Shawn's multiple medical issues back to back weren't enough, tragedy strikes again, and his only brother Brian passed due to organ failure. Even speaking about the loss of his brother, the depression caused by the C-Diff, and his own personal medical issues, has dealt his mental state some heavy blows. 
Shawn has had his home for 15 years. It is the only home his teenage daughter, an honor roll student, has known, and is in jeopardy of losing soon.  He has been an active member in his community and helping his neighbors with car troubles, basement flooding, and many other emergency needs, happy to help. 

Please join us in supporting Shawn, giving back to a giving person, and supporting him while he heals and is able to get back to work.  Our main goal in this campaign, is to help Shawn in his recovery.  Shawn needs help in covering his mounting utility bills, mortgage and essentials.  Further reach will be needed to help tackle his mounting ER/ medical bills, including numerous CT scans.

It's a horrible and shocking truth that leaves you questioning how can so much can happen to someone, but as we all know When it Rains, It pours....God never gives us more than we can handle, but sometimes we do need help from others.  This, is that time. 

I hope this story has touched your heart to show compassion, to encourage you to reach out and give back to someone who has given so freely of himself.  

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Organizer and beneficiary

Kathie L. Barr 
Olathe, KS
Shawn Christy 

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