Here is a page I set up for my friend Contos. Please help if you can.
The Stephen “Contos” Contonikolas Recovery Fund
Hi, I’m reaching out to Dear Friends, Family and anyone concerned…
I’ve been a close personal friend of Stephen “Contos” Contonikolas for 20 plus years and as many of you know, on March 25th, 2014 Stephen “Contos” Contonikolas suffered a heart attack and underwent an emergency procedure placing 3 drug eluting stents in his heart to keep the blood flowing. At the time he had no medical insurance and was financially ruined by daunting medical, pharmaceutical and other unexpected expenses while going months without any income during the initial recovery process. Contos was recently able to access insurance through the ACA during open enrollment but is still facing ongoing medical, insurance and other unexpected out of pocket living expenses just to keep moving forward with life’s most basic necessities.
Stephen is a single father with shared custody of an adopted little nine year old boy named Gabriel. His biggest concern moving forward is for the well being of his son and staying alive long enough to enjoy him growing up.
Following his emergency cardiologist’s advice, he immediately gave up smoking and began a strict heart-healthy organic diet and exercise regimen.
Although he is doing the best he can to rebuild his life in every way he can, we all come across times when we need a little help from friends, family and even the kindness of strangers… This is that time for Contos. Coming up on the one year anniversary of his heart attack Contos is under tremendous stress and is not doing well financially at all and is in serious jeopardy of losing what little he has left. The hope and purpose for this page and fund raiser would be to help buy a little more time for him as he rebuilds his life in positive ways for him and his son. Even though he is back to work at being a self employed video producer, web designer and graphic artist, paying work has been slow as he recovers.
Anyone who knows this man knows he is a man of integrity and good positive spirit toward all. He has shared his past successes with many a charity and he is always the first to offer his assistance in any way he can when asked for any good cause. To know him, you know he is very humble and would never ask for help. I had to talk him into this approach. All monies donated go directly to Contos and that's why the account was set up in his name.
I’m sending my plea to get him help that he actually desperately needs right now. If you can help, please do help in any way you can either by making whatever donation you can and or at least passing this cause forward though your email, facebook, social media of your choice or any other way you can.
Thank you all in advance for any random act of kindness you may be able to offer.
May God Bless you all and peace be with you.
Sherry Means Newbold
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